The EU needs to focus its attention on relations with those Eastern Partner countries that are willing to cooperate more closely and who truly wish to integrate with the Union, politically, economically and socially, according to a PASOS analysis presented to members of the European Parliament.
The success of Eurosceptics in the elections to the European Parliament in 2014 has not translated into influence over decisions taken by the institution, according to this Institute of Public Affairs analysis.
PASOS is leading a five-member consortium that has been contracted by the European Parliament to produce policy papers and briefs.
Three members of the European Parliament (EP) from the Czech Republic will be meeting with the public at a September 5 PASOS event in Prague to discuss plans for the upcoming session of the EP, and to get input from citizens on what they want their representatives to achieve.
The European Institute is part of a group of research institutes that have launched EUvox2014, an online tool that help voters identify which parties with candidates running for the European Parliament most closely align with their views and values.
An analysis of voting behavior of Polish MEPs in the 17 key votes of the 2009-2014 term of the European Parliament reveals a relatively large number of votes in which Polish MEPs voted as a grand coalition, according to this Institute of Public Affairs report.