Top­ics dis­cussed in the first EU-25 Watch:

  • The Treaty on a Con­sti­tu­tion for Europe (TCE) and prob­a­ble hur­dles to its rat­i­fi­ca­tion in mem­ber states
  • The elec­tions to the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment in June 2004
  • The con­tin­u­a­tion of the enlarge­ment process
  • The Euro­pean neigh­bour­hood policy
  • The Agen­da 2007, i.e. the finan­cial per­spec­tive 2007–2013 and the reform of policies
  • An out­look on the future agen­da of the EU and new dynam­ics in the EU-25

This sur­vey was con­duct­ed on the basis of a ques­tion­naire, sent out in sum­mer 2004. Most insti­tutes replied until the end of Octo­ber 2004.

The Trans Euro­pean Pol­i­cy Stud­ies Asso­ci­a­tion (T.E.P.S.A.) and oth­er part­ner insti­tutes in the 25 EU mem­ber states of the Euro­pean Union con­duct this reg­u­lar stock-tak­ing in order to mon­i­tor the main fea­tures and prob­lems of deep­en­ing and widen­ing the enlarged EU.