Restoring the vision of Europe: an interview with Marco Piantini

This week Marco Piantini, adviser for European Affairs to the Italian Prime Minister, visited the EUI to deliver a lecture on `The Italian Contribution to the Debate on the Future of the Governance of the Euro’. In his talk, Piantini explored the political dimensions of the Eurozone crisis and asserted the need for radical institutional reforms. Watch the interview available in EUI Life.

Comparing Regional Integration - Latin America


Latin America is after Europe the continent that has seen the most vigorous trend in creating and reproducing regional integration under different labels and schemes. This seminar seeks to discuss divergent/convergent interpretations of regional integration/regionalism in Latin America depending on the stand point of the different actors. A Global Governance Programme executive seminar on 7-9 October 2015

Assessing EU spending priorities: An interview with Commissioner Georgieva


The European Commissioner in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Kristalina Georgieva visited the EUI on 1 October to deliver a keynote speech at a conference on the efficiency of the EU budget. In her interview with the EUI, Georgieva discussed spending challenges caused by the migration crisis, the necessity of sustainable development and how to improve women’s representation in the Commission. Read the article and  watch the interview.

Gender and Constitution-Making: Towards a Feminist Constitutionalism?


Recent "waves" of constitution-making around the world (and the associated theory of "new constitutionalism") have been accompanied by claims for gender equality and feminist interventions in constitution-making processes and in the framing of constitutional texts. This Workshop will examine country case-studies from the most recent wave (those constitutions in which gender equality was, for the first time, addressed as an express goal). Is a feminist constitutionalism possible, and it is, indeed, emerging? 15-16 October 2015



Economic outlook for the Euro area in 2015 and 2016

Edited by Massimiliano Marcellino

For the end of this year and for 2016, chances are good that production in advanced economies will continue to expand a bit faster than at trend rates, while growth dynamics in emerging markets economies will not strengthen or even continue to decrease.  Since autumn 2014, production in the euro area expands at an annualized rate of about 1.5%. The recovery appears to be broad based, with contributions from private consumption, exports, and investment into fixed capital, although it fell back in the second quarter after a strong increase at the beginning of the year. According to our forecasts, the euro area GDP will grow by 1.6% in 2015 and by 1.9% in 2016.

The politics of Croatia-Slavonia 1903-1918 : nationalism, state allegiance and the changing international order

By Fernando Veliz

The subject of Fernando Veliz' study is the fundamental alteration of state allegiance, political claims and their respective legitimating arguments by political elites in Croatia-Slavonia during the last fifteen years of the Habsburg Monarchy. The argument has been developed by following a chronological narrative that incorporates a comparative analysis of the main political parties and actors in the Croatian parliament in Zagreb between 1903 and 1918.

Fragmented borders, interdependence and external relations : the Israel-Palestine-European Union triangle

Edited by Raffaella A. Del Sarto

This edited volume investigates the complex relations between Israel, the Palestinian territories and the European Union. They are considered as three entities that are linked to each other through various policies, bonds and borders, with relations between any two of the three parties affecting the other side. The contributors to this study explore different aspects of Israeli-Palestinian-European Union interconnectedness, including security cooperation; the movement of people; trade relations; information and telecommunication technology; legal borders defining different areas of jurisdiction; and normative borders in the context of conflict resolution and international law.