Issue No. 7


Top­ics dis­cussed in this EU-27 Watch:

  • The EU after the Irish referendum
  • French pres­i­den­cy and the future of the EU
  • Pub­lic opin­ion and Euro­pean integration
  • Polit­i­cal lead­er­ship in the EU
  • Con­cen­tric cir­cles around the EU?
  • The first ten years of the Euro
  • Cur­rent issues of high salience in the mem­ber states

This sur­vey was con­duct­ed on the basis of a ques­tion­naire that has been elab­o­rat­ed in May 2008 by all par­tic­i­pat­ing insti­tutes. Most of the coun­try reports were deliv­ered at the end of July 2008.

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. 7 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.