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Group of Political Analysis (GPA)

The Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) of the European Commission set up, on 15 April 2005, an external advisory “Group of Political Analysis” (GPA) - with leading political scientists and researchers. The group is one of three external advisory groups - involving experts from the fields of Economics, Politics and Social Science - being set up by the European Commission. The overall objective is to stimulate an ongoing dialogue between the European Commission and European experts from academia, business and civil society and to provide President Barroso and Commissioners with objective, expert and impartial advice in the formulation of recommendations on policies of the European Union.

GPA meetings are chaired by President Barroso and attended by Commissioners in charge of main related areas. The  Director General of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers acts as Executive President of the GPA.

The external members of  the Group of Political Analysis (GPA) are  :

Special Advisers

  1. Dusan SIDJANSKI, Founder and former Director of the Department of Political Science at the University of Geneva, President of the European Centre for Culture.
    (CV Français document pdf 457 Kb)

  2. Loukas TSOUKALIS, Professor at the University of Athens and the College of Europe, Bruges; President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP); formerly Oxford University and the London School of Economics.
    (CV document pdf 164 Kb)

  3. José CUTILEIRO, Ambassador, Former George F. Kennan Professor (modern international relations), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Former Special Representative of the UN Commission on Human Rights for Bosnia-Hercegovina and Yugoslavia, Former Secretary General, Western European Union.
    (CV  document pdf 70 Kb)



  1. Yves MENY, Professor, President of the European University Institute in Florence .
  2. Helen WALLACE, CMG, FBA, Centennial Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Honorary Professor, Sussex European Institute, UK.
  3. Thérèse DELPECH, Research Associate, CERI; Director of Strategic Affairs in the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA), Paris.
  4. Thimoty GARTON ASH, Director of the European Studies Centre and Gerd Bucerius Senior Research Fellow in Contemporary History of St. Antony's College Oxford University, Governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
  5.  Jerzy LUKASZEWSKI , Former Rector of the College of Europe, Bruges; and Former Ambassador of Poland to France.                        

Meeting - 12 July 2005

The GPA met on 12 July 2005. The meeting was devoted to EU and Africa, recent developments and future proposals.

Summary(pdf document 22 Kb)

Meeting - 10 January 2006

The GPA met on 10 January 2006. The meeting was devoted to the topic of security. The GPA and members of the Commission heard a presentation on the topic “International terrorism and internal security”.

Summary (pdf document 160 Kb)

Meeting - 27 February 2007

The meeting was devoted to the institutional settlement.

Summary (pdf document 36 Kb)



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