The EU's External Relations
Project manager: Christophe Hillion
The Lisbon Treaty introduces profound institutional and substantive changes in the functioning of the EU in general, and on the way in which it interacts with the rest of the world, in particular.
Building upon past Sieps research on the EU...
Project Manager: Anna Michalski
During a long period of time, the EU has been described as a normative global actor who applies soft instruments. This idea has in the Lisbon Strategy been followed up by a stated ambition to use the EU's weight in the international arena to secure European interests linked to the survival of a European model of society in an increasingly globalized world.
The project aims to...
Project Manager: Ulrika Stavlöt
The project has studied the economic consequences of bilateral and regional trade agreements and employed a method previously not used in the EU context.
The purpose has been to examine whether trade flows increase more for goods where the parties joining a free trade area have comparative advantages. The European Union can be seen as a regional trade agreement, since it lowers non...
The concept of borders is to be understood not only in a narrow sense, such as lines drawn on a map marking the physical frontiers between territories, but is also to be understood culturally, socially, politically and...
SIEPS carries out multidisciplinary research in current European affairs. As an independent governmental agency, we connect academic analysis and policy-making at Swedish and European levels.