EU-28 Watch

Starting with the 1st issue of EU-28 Watch, the internet platform provides the reader with new functions making it easier to access the reports. Laid out in four segments, the platform provides the reader with a compar­ative intro­duction, a list of responses sorted by country, a list of responses sorted by question and a timeline listing all major events in EU politics since 2004. All texts are available in HTML and PDF format. All prior issues of the EU-28 Watch and the Enlargement/Agenda 2000-Watch are available as well.


Since 2004, the EU-28 Watch has provided a rich and unique set of material compiling national debates on European policy. The key objective of the EU-28 Watch is to follow national debates concerning EU deepening and widening. Based on event-driven question­naires, researchers from estab­lished research insti­tutes write the country reports.

Additionally, each issue contains an intro­ductory chapter, which gives an overview on the subjects dealt with and a chronology of the main events during the reporting period. The annota­tions in the country reports give easy access to important documents, commen­taries, and liter­ature published in the reporting countries.

Between 1998 and 2003, the prede­cessor of the EU-28 Watch, the Enlargement/Agenda 2000-Watch, monitored the accession and negoti­ation process, as well as the internal reform process known as Agenda 2000. Thus, the EU-28 Watch has been monitoring debates on EU-policy for 12 years and provides a unique source for diachronic analyses.


The EU-28 Watch No. 10 receives signif­icant funding from the Otto Wolff-Foundation, Cologne, in the framework of the “Dialog Europa der Otto Wolff-Stiftung”, and financial support from the European Commission. The European Commission is not respon­sible for any use that may be made of the infor­mation contained therein.


Contact persons are Dr. Katrin Böttger and Julian Plottka with Christoph Kornes, Daniela Caterina, Gregory Kohler and Matthias Jäger belonging to the editorial staff. Institutes/authors are respon­sible for the content of their country reports.