EU Reform and Climate Policies – Pretty Much Best Friends
Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils and Sebastian Oberthür 2019: EU Reform and Climate Policies – Pretty Much Best Friends. [Blog] Governing the EU's Climate and Energy Transition in Turbulent Times (GOVTRAN). Available at: https://www.govtran.eu/govtran-media/eu-reform-and-climate-policies-pretty-much-best-friends/ [Accessed 8 May 2019].
On 9 May 2019, the European Council will meet in Sibiu, Romania. Not long ago, this meeting was expected to be an important milestone in the Process on the Future of the EU. Some even called this process "the Sibiu Process". This seems to be a long time ago. Now, expectations are much lower; most expect only a vague outcome, at best. Avoiding controversy is the first order of business – only a few weeks before the elections. But – no matter what the outcome of the meeting in Sibiu will be – the core questions of the Process on the Future of the EU will not go away: how to maintain and develop a strong EU that is capable of helping Member States address problems that they cannot solve alone. This question will stick with us, and it will keep the new Parliament and the new Commission busy. This article by Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf (Ecologic Institute) and Sebastian Oberthür (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) is available online.
This article is based on recommendations [pdf, 113 kB] produced by the Ecologic Institute, the Istituto Affari Internazionali, the Institute of European Environment Policies and the Climate Strategy Institute 2050.