The Contribution of 14 European Think Tanks to the Spanish, Belgian and Hungarian Trio Presidency

With the Lisbon Treaty in place – and the establishment of the permanent European Council presidency and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – the role of the rotating presidencies and the Trio Presidency has changed. In a new report from Think Global – Act European (TGAE), this issue is scrutinized on the basis of the 18-month agenda of the Spanish, Belgian and Hungarian Trio Presidency. The report contains contributions and recommendations from experts representing 14 European research institutes and think thanks.

The project Think Global – Act European (TGAE) is coordinated by the French institute Notre Europe. The purpose is to present research based knowledge on issues prioritized by the Trio Presidency. SIEPS is the Swedish partner in the TGAE-project and this years report includes contributions from Maria Bergström, research fellow at Department of Law, Uppsala University, Carl Fredrik Bergström, Professor Department of Law, Uppsala University and Göran von Sydow, researcher, political science, at SIEPS.

The report is in English and can be downloaded on the Notre Europe website.

The report is part of the research project The EU Presidencies.

Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul, Notre Europe