Top­ics dis­cussed in this EU-25 Watch:

  • Peri­od of reflection
  • Costs and ben­e­fits of EU membership
  • Lead­er­ship in the EU
  • Dis­cours­es of inter­est in oth­er EU or neigh­bour­ing countries
  • The Lis­bon process
  • Devel­op­ments in the West­ern Balka­ns and enlarge­ment of the EU
  • Mid­dle East and ener­gy pol­i­cy of the EU
  • Upcom­ing events and issues

This sur­vey was con­duct­ed on the basis of a ques­tion­naire that has been elab­o­rat­ed in Feb­ru­ary 2006 by all par­tic­i­pat­ing insti­tutes. Most reports were deliv­ered by May 2006.

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. 3 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.