Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU
While the Council of the EU has been headed by the countries from the Western Balkan’s neighbourhood (Austria, Bulgaria, and Romania) in the last 18 months, the time has come for Finland – a country geographically distant from the region – to take over.
New faces of the European Union
After long negotiations and the European Parliamentary elections, the leading positions of the most important European institutions are being filled. Who are the people who will shape the future of Europe in the coming period? Find out in our new infographic.
Serbia’s progress and preparation for EU membership
In this infographics, find out how the European Commission assessed Serbia in the latest report, which you can find here. To download the infographic in full size, click here.
2019 European Parliament Elections
The highly-anticipated elections for the European Parliament are about to take place. Take a look at CEP’s infographic and find out more about the main political groups as well as what is to be expected from these elections.
Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU
On 1 January 2019, Romania started presiding over the Council of the EU, for the first time since joining the Union. It took up the baton from Austria, a country whose priorities mainly revolved around strengthening the EU’s security, tackling the migration issue, and supporting the Western Balkan’s EU perspective. What about Romania’s priorities?
EU Sentiments of Serbia’s Citizens
This policy brief aims to uncover the motivating factors for EU membership support in Serbia by employing advanced statistical methods. Based on the results, it develops a set of recommendations for a communication strategy and initiatives aimed at boosting citizens’ support for EU membership.
Brexit timeline – vol.2
Even though there is barely a month left until Brexit, it still remains unclear how the whole process will end.
European Union and the Western Balkans
On 28 November 2018, in the framework of the current Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Policy Centre – CEP hosted a conference under the name “European Union and the Western Balkans: How to make the enlargement process more credible?”. The event was part of the Western Balkans Reflection Forum Initiative, launched by a network of European think tanks in support of the Berlin Process
The Western Balkans Through the Brexit Lenses
The overall aim of this Insight is to encourage further discussions on what lies ahead for the Balkans in the post-Brexit Europe
During the past few years, the EU system of fundamental values has been under threat due to the rise of illiberal democracies, most notably Hungary and Poland. The tool which the EU has under its disposal to tackle such threat is the so-called ‘Nuclear Option’ specified in Article 7 of the Treaty on EU.
It, however, seems that the wider public is not fully aware how the procedure under Article 7 is supposed to function in practice, due to its complexity. Hence, the goal of this infographic is to explain what does Article 7 stand for and present the process of activating it, by providing a step-by-step illustration. Furthermore, the infographic shows what have been the issues of concerns in Hungary and Poland, as well as the current status of Article 7 procedure in those countries.