EU-27 WATCH No. 8



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Topics discussed in EU-27 Watch, No. 8 / March 2009

  • The future of the EU after the Irish ‘No’

  • The priorities for the transatlantic relations after President Bush

  • The EU response to the financial crisis and the challenges of global governance

  • The evaluation of the French Presidency and expectations for the Czech Presidency

  • Prospects for ENP and enlargement after ‘Georgia’

  • Other current issues of high salience in the member states

This survey was conducted on the basis of a questionnaire that has been elaborated in November 2008 by all participating institutes. Most of the country reports were delivered in February 2009.


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The Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Berlin coordinates and edits EU-27 Watch. The IEP is grateful to the Otto Wolff-Foundation, Cologne, for supporting the IEP’s research activities in the field of “Enlargement and neighbourhood policy of the EU” and thus for contributing to this project.

EU-27 Watch No. 8 is part of EU-CONSENT, a network of excellence for joint research and teaching comprising more than 50 research institutes that addresses questions of the mutual reinforcing effects of deepening and widening of the EU. EU-CONSENT is supported by the European Union’s 6th Framework Programme.