European Citizenship in a Constitutional Context: where the ‘social’ coexists with the ‘market’

November 2022 • Konstadinides Theodore

Analysis

The EU Treaties award citizens of EU member states certain rights simply because of their nationality. Other rights depend on cross-border or economic activity. Thirty years on from the formal articulation of EU citizenship, Prof. Theodore Konstadinides assess two understandings of EU citizenship: the market and the social, traces their roots and reflects on whether this distinction is a useful one. (2022:20epa)

The Next Presidency of the Council of the EU: what to expect when Sweden takes over

November 2022 • Bengtsson Louise , Lewander Jakob

Analysis

On 1 January Sweden takes over the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU. It will shoulder this key institutional and legislative responsibility during a time of war and economic turmoil, with its government having been in office for just two and half months. But, argue SIEPS researchers Jakob Lewander and Louise Bengtsson, there are good reasons for thinking that Sweden will succeed in the roles of honest broker and effective crisis manager. (2022:19epa)

The Commission v the Member States: who wins in court, and why?

October 2022 • Johansson Markus , Larsson Olof

Analysis

Infringement cases at the Court of Justice of the EU are thought to be simple affairs; easy for the European Commission to win. In this European Policy Analysis Markus Johansson and Olof Larsson of the University of Gothenburg show that things are not quite so straightforward: member states are defending – and winning – such cases more often than was previously thought. (2022:18epa)

The Italian Elections of 2022: what do they mean for the EU?

September 2022 • Capoccia Giovanni

Analysis

Following the decisive victory for the right in its parliamentary elections, Italy will shortly have a new government. The Prime Minister will almost certainly be Giorgia Meloni of Fratelli d’Italia. In a new analysis Giovanni Capoccia of the University of Oxford explains what all this might mean for Italy and for the EU. (2022:17epa)

The euro is fragile; that’s OK

June 2022 • Wyplosz Charles

Analysis

The EU’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is far from perfect. But it is a unique achievement, and it has weathered all the economic and political storms of its existence so far. It will in all likelihood continue to do so, writes Charles Wyplosz, economist and Emeritus Professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, as he assesses proposals to safeguard the future of the euro, and makes some of his own. (2022:13epa)

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