Agnes Batory and Uwe Puetter, both faculty members of the DPP and member and director, respectively, of CEUR, published an article in the Journal of European Public Policy on one of the most important drivers of European integration, the Presidency of the European Council. The Lisbon Treaty introduced significant changes to the Presidency, which now combines a permanent chair with the principle of rotation based on three member states collaborating during an 18-month period.
Europe is a heterogeneous group of countries that have agreed to work together based on a set of rules. However, the recent economic crisis has shown these rules to be inadequate, paving the way for political decisions that have no place in a rule-based framework, and necessitating a different approach. These were some of the issues discussed at the 3rd Annual Roundtable Debate hosted by CEU’s Center for European Union Research and Department of Public Policy, as well as the Hungarian Europe Society.
This workshop built on the success of the previous IZA workshops on EU Enlargement and the Labor Markets since 2011 coorganized with CEUR. These efforts have led to a number of illuminating publications about this topic including an edited volume "EU Labor Markets after Post-Enlargement Migration" (Springer, 2010) recently praised by the Princeton University. Building on this expertise, the main purpose of this workshop is to extend and deepen our knowledge about post-enlargement migration flows in the EU.