Top­ics dis­cussed in this EU-25 Watch:

  • The con­sti­tu­tion­al cri­sis of the EU and strate­gies for a way out of the crisis
  • The future of EU Enlargement
  • The future for the finan­cial frame­work 2007/13
  • The ini­tia­tives for a revi­tal­i­sa­tion of the Lis­bon Agenda
  • The EU’ s role in the world: CFSP/ESDP
  • Upcom­ing issues and events in the countries
  • Pri­or­i­ties and per­spec­tives of the EU 2005–2009

This sur­vey was con­duct­ed on the basis of a ques­tion­naire that has been elab­o­rat­ed in June and July 2005 by all par­tic­i­pat­ing insti­tutes. Most reports were deliv­ered by Novem­ber 2005.

The Insti­tute for Euro­pean Pol­i­tics (IEP) in Berlin coor­di­nates and edits EU-25 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-25 Watch No. 2 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.