The present report is displaying and analysing the behaviour of the ten Central and Eastern European member states (EU10) in the formulation of some of the most topical issues under discussion in the European Union. The countries in focus are Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The country studies start with a general overview of the political and economic situation of each country, their EU-strategies including tackling the current crisis of the euro area, as well their commitments in the framework of the Europe 2020 strategy. The chapters then continue with these countries’ positions on the following policy areas: the upcoming multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020, the reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP) and of cohesion policy, energy policy cooperation, enlargement and European neighbourhood policy, as well as any country-specific issue if relevant.
The report attempts to identify the key EU-related priorities of the EU10, their abilities to influence European Union policies alone or jointly and to look at the impact they make on the processes of European integration. The main question is what the interests of these states are within the above mentioned policy areas and how they are able to represent them at the EU level. It is also important to look at the alliance building patterns of these states along given policy issues. In a broader perspective the results of this report show the image of the EU in these countries and their ideals concerning European integration in general and their place and goals as part of it in particular.
This book is edited by FEPS in cooperation with the Institute of World Economics, with the financial support of the European Parliament
Rapid grocery worker conditions are worsening, states report
by The Grocer 30/05/2023
The findings of our FEPS study on the quick-commerce sector and the conditions of rider workers were picked up by the UK-website 'The Grocer’.
Sluta tro att SD-männen bara skojar om politiken
by AFTONBLADET 30/05/2023
'Stop thinking that the SD men are just joking about politics. When changes happen, they happen at lightning speed' Ania Skrzypek interviewed in this Swedish article about the Polish case
A szmogtól és a mikroműanyagoktól rettegő magyarok akkor vehetők rá a zöldítésre, ha egyénileg jól járnak
by Qubit 22/05/2023
'Hungarians who fear smog and microplastics can be persuaded to go green if they are doing well individually' article about FEPS policy study 'Talking green in Hungary'Hungary', in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Policy Solutions
Magyarországon már kínos lett a “rezsicsökkentés”
by Népszava 22/05/2023
'"Utility reduction" has already become embarrassing in Hungary' Népszava article about FEPS policy study 'Talking green in Hungary', in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Policy Solutions
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