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The Greek elections of 2015 and Greece´s future in the eurozone (2015:4epa)

January 2015 • Dimitrakopoulos Dionyssis G.


The Greek parliamentary election in January resulted in a coalition government with the radical left-wing party Syriza obtaining the most votes. What does this new constellation mean for Greece’s EU relations and the ongoing negotiations over the financial assistance to the country? In this paper, Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos describes the changes to the political landscape and its implications for the country’s role in the EU and the eurozone.

The diplomatic role of the European Parliament's parliamentary groups (2015:3epa)

January 2015 • Fiott Daniel


With the Lisbon Treaty, the European Parliament increased its power of scrutiny over the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). But what role does the European Parliament, and more specifically, the political groups of the European Parliament play in that policy area? In this policy analysis, the author Daniel Fiott argues that the political groups of the European Parliament indeed do play a diplomatic role in the European Union’s foreign policy.

EU-skeptikernas frammarsch – Valet till Europaparlamentet 2014 (2014:2op)

January 2014 • Berg Linda , Blomgren Magnus , Lewander Jakob


The 2014 European Parliament elections took place after many years of severe austerity policies, comprehensive bailout programmes and increasing political resistance to European integration. Due to the strengthened role of the European Parliament by the Lisbon Treaty, the expectations on public interest, media coverage and electoral participation grew.

Subsidiaritetskontroll i nationella parlament och EU-domstolens ansvar för att kontrollen fungerar (2014:8epa)

January 2014 • Wetter Ryde Anna


For about fifteen years, the European Commission has taken initiatives to provide better regulation. Since the introduction of the early warning mechanism, enabling the national parliaments to have a say on whether or not the legislative proposals comply with the principle of subsidiarity, it is arguably even more important that the legislative proposals maintain a high degree of quality.

Scrutiny in Challenging Times - National Parliaments in the Eurozone Crisis (2014:1epa)

January 2014 • Auel Katrin , Höing Oliver


National parliaments are often thought of as having lost substantial powers due to European integration. In what way has the rapid decision-making of the EU during the Eurozone crisis affected national parliaments within the Union? In this publication, political scientists Katrin Auel and Oliver Höing present their analysis of activity within the national parliaments of the EU during the Eurozone crisis.


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