The Rule of Law in the EU: Crisis and Solutions

June 2023 • von Bogdandy Armin , Claes Monica , Groussot Xavier , Kelemen R. Daniel , Kochenov Dimitry , Lenaerts Koen , Manners Ian , Moberg Andreas , Morijn John , Nergelius Joakim , Reichel Jane , Rosas Allan , Sajó András , Spieker Luke Dimitrios , Scheppele Kim Lane , Wójcik Anna , Zemskova Anna , Södersten Anna , Hercock Edwin


The EU Treaties proclaim the rule of law to be one of the Union’s founding values. Ongoing violations of it are therefore a major concern. In this SIEPS anthology, prominent legal scholars, political scientists and practitioners consider the scale of problem and examine attempted and potential solutions. (2023:1op)

Open Strategic Autonomy: New Challenges for the EU’s Common Commercial Policy

June 2023 • Herrmann Christoph


The global economy and international trade have changed significantly since the fall of the Berlin wall. In this analysis, Christoph Herrmann (University of Passau) outlines how the EU has responded to the new geo-economic situation. He argues that while pursuing strategic autonomy is reasonable, in doing so the EU risks overstepping the bounds of legality. (2023:9epa)

A New Phase in EU Climate Geopolitics: Steps Forward and Back

June 2023 • Youngs Richard


For the EU, climate policy is a source of economic growth and modernisation, but also an integral part of its common foreign and security policy; its geopolitics. In this European Policy Analysis, Richard Youngs (University of Warwick) takes stock of the EU’s thinking and action on climate geopolitics, noting the impacts – positive and negative – of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (2023:8epa)

National Parliaments’ Political Dialogue with the European Commission

May 2023 • Kreilinger Valentin


The role of national parliaments in the work of the EU has increased over time. Through the ‘Political dialogue’ they have the opportunity to interact directly with the European Commission. In this European Policy Analysis, SIEPS Senior Researcher Valentin Kreilinger examines how national parliaments use the dialogue and proposes some ways in which it could be enhanced. (2023:6epa)


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