What Comes After the Last Chance Commission? Policy Priorities for 2019-2024

CEPS Paperback

135 Pages Posted: 19 May 2020

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Steven Blockmans

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Karel Lannoo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniel Gros

Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Sophia Russack

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Christian Egenhofer

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Willem Pieter De Groen

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Andrea Renda

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); College of Europe

Cinzia Alcidi

CEPS; Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Sergio Carrera

Centre for European Policy Studies

Miroslav Beblavý

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: February 14, 2019

Abstract

Ahead of the 2019 institutional reconfiguration of the EU is a fitting moment to take stock of the European integration process and decide which priorities should define the strategic agenda of the next generation of incumbents.

While acknowledging that the entire EU collective is concerned – member states and institutions alike – this report is addressed to the one actor that has a more direct role in fleshing out the policy agenda for Europe: the European Commission.

This report assesses how the ‘last chance Commission’ of President Juncker has fared; whether it has followed the ten guidelines it set out at the beginning of its mandate; how far it was blown off course by critical events; and whether we might see the return of a ‘political’ Commission in the second half of this year.

Against the backdrop of global trends and deepening divisions between member states and within the European Parliament, the contributors to this report distil key policy priorities in areas that will determine the future European Union, from the single market and the rule of law to migration, external security and climate change.

Thanks to its wide research coverage of EU policy and strong in-house expertise, CEPS is uniquely placed to comment on these issues and recommend action.

Keywords: European Commission, European Union,single market, rule of law, migration, external security, climate change

Suggested Citation

Blockmans, Steven and Lannoo, Karel and Gros, Daniel and Russack, Sophia and Egenhofer, Christian and Pieter De Groen, Willem and Renda, Andrea and Alcidi, Cinzia and Carrera, Sergio and Beblavý, Miroslav, What Comes After the Last Chance Commission? Policy Priorities for 2019-2024 (February 14, 2019). CEPS Paperback, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3420804

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Christian Egenhofer

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Willem Pieter De Groen

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