Policy Memo, No.31 December 2011 Author: Tudor Cojocariu, Bianca Toma Romanian Center for European Policies and the Institute of World…
The Member States and the European Diplomatic Service – CEPS study. Contributor: Paul Ivan, CRPE affiliated expert
The Romanian Centre for European Policies presents the newest study Reviewing Member States' Commitment to the European External Action Service released by the Centre for European Studies (CEPS) based in Brussels.
The week in which the governments of the two countries meet in a common government reunion in Iasi, the Romanian Center for European Policies publishes its annual report on the relationship between Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Named „ From rebooting relations to accumulating arrears”, the CRPE report covers the most important aspects of cooperation between these two countries in 2011.
How we used the Window of Opportunity: a year after the revival of the Romanian – Moldavian relations
The 100 million euro financial aid which was promised to Moldova is being delayed. The authors make several recommendations for a better management of these funds.
The European Union is adapting to the Lisbon Treaty. Priorities of the Spanish Presidency and the interests of Romania
We are continuing our series of reviews about European politics and policies with a new report on the short term priorities of the European Union. CRPE’s experts analyze the priorities of the Spanish Presidency in the new European institutional framework created by the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon.
The Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) released today the study “Making sense of the EU’s Eastern Partnership. Moldova as an opportunity“.
Let’s not be afraid of the International Monetary Fund. Commentaries upon the European Council Meeting
In this report is argued by the CRPE, the importance of creating strong European economic supervision mechanisms which would be in the interest of Romania-we would simply import the fiscal responsability, a thing which Romania lacks.
Is the Eastern Europe in the North or in the South? Some Remarks about the European Council from October 2009
The European Union has committed to take a decision regarding the reduction of gas emissions with 30% by 2020 in comparison with the levels of emissions registered in 1990. The condition was that other developed countries to reduce the emissions to a comparable level with the EU and the developing countries to start acting more responsible. The EU plays a very promising strategy hoping that the rest of the countries concerned with the global warming to act accordingly.
Answering the challenge of having an European Voice- Romania and the Swedish Presidency of the Union
Sweden has taken the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The expectations of the Swedish Government are high, especially after the Czech Presidency, which was unanimously declared incoherent. Thus, the Swedish government boosted the stake choosing as a slogan "Taking on the challenges"/ Answering the challenges and announcing an ambitious agenda.
The European Council which will take place on the 18th-19th of June in Brussels will be unusual. The current topics on the agenda will be most probably outshone by the elections of a new President of the European Commission. However, there is a powerful trend of postponing the decision until October when the mandate of J. M. Barosso will expire formally.