The EU and Social Protection. Frank Vandenbroucke asks what role the EU should play in social policy. "The EU and Social Protection: What Should the European Convention Propose?" is published by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.
By Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany, Belgium.
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Avoiding a New Iron Curtain in Europe. How does the European Union avoid a new iron curtain descending between new entrants (Poland, Hungary) and those left outside (Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia)? This paper articulates different strategies which will help to ease the transition process for those countries which are many years from becoming EU members. "Towards a Multi-Layered Europe: Prospects and Risks Beyond EU Enlargement" by Iris Kempe and Wim van Meurs is published by the Centrum für angewandte Politikforschung.
By CAP, Germany, EU.
Beyond EU Enlargement. Werner Weidenfeld explores the security and defence issues surrounding the EU's new neighbours after enlargement. He makes a series of recommendations regarding Kaliningrad, the prospects of Ukraine and Moldova joining the EU, supporting democratic reform in Belarus and encouraging cross border co-operation. (Also useful is an Economist survey on enlargement of the European Union).
By Centrum Für Angewandte Politikforschung (CAP), Germany.