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Our Destiny in Our Hands

As the Juncker Commission enters the final year of its mandate, how has it delivered on its promises and how well is it preparing the Union for testing times ahead? This publication offers a bird’s-eye view of the Juncker Commission’s biggest game changers over the past four years and provides an assessment of the challenges and difficult choices that may still lie ahead.

An Investment in Europe’s Security

Security in the Western Balkans is intrinsically linked to stability and prosperity in the EU as a whole. Without swift and decisive action, security issues within the region risk spilling over into the EU. Both sides stand a far better chance of addressing challenges by working together. The European Commission’s renewed strategy for the Western Balkans offers a historic window of opportunity to do this. But it requires the Union to engage persuasively in a discussion on rule of law and security.

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#EUProtects
15 October 2018 to 16 October 2018

With a number of watershed elections on the horizon, including the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States and the 2019 European Parliament elections, how confident can we be in the resilience of our electoral processes and democracies? Are policymakers and institutions adapting fast enough to constantly evolving threats and technologies?

Under the patronage of Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union, and in collaboration with the Security Union Taskforce, the European Political Strategy Centre has the great pleasure to invite you to a High-Level Conference on ‘Election Interference in the Digital Age: Building Resilience to Cyber-Enabled Threats’.

13 September 2018

As the Juncker Commission enters the final year of its mandate, how has it delivered on its promises and how well is it preparing the Union for testing times ahead? This publication offers a bird’s-eye view of the Juncker Commission’s biggest game changers over the past four years and provides an assessment of the challenges and difficult choices that may still lie ahead.

20 July 2018
A Comparative Overview of Public Expenditure in EU Member States

Government finances are, of course, not just a question of deficits and surpluses, or of where one spends ones money – but also one of quality. Nonetheless, an overview of government expenditure by function across Member States highlights that public investments in future-oriented areas like research and education remain minimal in most countries, suggesting that there is room for improvement in the way that the EU and its Member States use their fiscal resources.

Charlemagne Building, Brussels
5 November 2018

The EU’s firm commitment to strengthening the Single Market and improving the business environment is reflected in its ambitious Investment Plan for Europe – widely acknowledged as one of the most successful initiatives of the Juncker Commission.

Held in the lead up to two new European Commission Communications on the Single Market and Investment – and in the midst of the ongoing negotiations on the EU’s future budgetary framework – the conference will gather key stakeholders from the European institutions and Member States, as well as private sector representatives from within and outside the EU.

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The European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) is composed of a professional staff of advisers, policy analysts and support staff with appropriate experience and track record, in order to provide professional and targeted policy advice to the President and the College.

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Funding the EU's Future: Towards a New Multiannual Financial Framework

6 June 2017

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