Budget negotiations, sanctions policy, EU-Turkey relations, EU agreements and Corona crisis are the topics in the new issue of integration
Finally, the way has been cleared for the new budget of the European Union! Until recently, the governments of Hungary and Poland blocked the budget opposing to the introduction of the rule of law mechanism. The budget negotiations are one of the topics in the new issue 4/2020 of the quarterly journal integration. Further articles deal with EU sanctions policy, EU-Turkey relations, the various types of EU trade and association agreements, and a comparison of the COVID-19 pandemic with previous crises.
Peter Becker explains how under exceptional circumstances an equally exceptional compromise was reached in the budget negotiations and what commonalities and deviations from known negotiation patterns exist. In their contribution, Niklas Helwig, Juha Jokela and Clara Portela analyse the EU sanctions policy against the background of internal and international challenges and identify potential for reform. Funda Tekin looks at the “EU-Turkey statement” five years on and the question whether an institutional shift from a rules-based accession process to an interest-driven transactional character of the bilateral relationship can be identified. Stefan Lorenzmeier discusses the effects of the opinion of the European Court of Justice on the Singapore Agreement on the design of the EU’s various trade and association agreements from a legal and political perspective. In forum article, Hartmut Kaelble puts the effects of the corona crisis and how it is being dealt with in relation to past crises and describes the historical novelty of the current situation.
Find more information on the new issue of integration here.