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Regroup and Reform

Ideas for a More Responsive and Effective European Union

By Steven Blockmans and Sophia Russack

This incisive report comes at a time of almost unprecedented self-examination for the European Union. Faced with growing nationalism, ‘illiberalism’, economic, security and political challenges—not least to the very membership of the Union—the relevance of the EU has become a matter of intense debate. How the EU responds to these challenges will define the next era of cooperation and integration in Europe.

This accessible report is the result of discussions in a CEPS Task Force comprising experts from across Europe and a number of key policy fields. Members of the European Parliament, former members of the College of Commissioners, the European Council and Council of Ministers, as well as leading scholars of EU politics and law came together to share insights into the issues that will decide the future of the EU.The group was chaired by Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Parliament.

The report offers concrete recommendations for how the Union can show added value to European citizens in the areas of security and justice, socio-economics and monetary policy—recommendations that will help reform the workings of the Union and ensure that it is worthy of the continuing confidence of its members.

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