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European Union Politics Resource Centre

Web links

The European Union: http://europa.eu/index_en.htm
EUROPA is the official European Union website.

EU Treaties: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/collection/eu-law/treaties.html

EU Institutions

Institutions of the EU

European Commission
www.ec.europa.eu

Council of the EU
www.consilium.europa.eu

European Council
www.european-council.europa.eu

European Parliament
www.europarl.europa.eu

European External Action Service
www.eeas.europa.eu

European Court of Justice
www.curia.europa.eu

Financial Bodies

European Central Bank
www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html

European Investment Bank
www.eib.org/

European Investment Fund
www.eif.org/

Consultative Bodies

European Economic and Social Committee
www.eesc.europa.eu 

Committee of the Regions
www.cor.europa.eu 

European Organisations

EU Publication Office: Includes journals, documents, newsletters, electronic products, and other publications.
www.publications.europa.eu

European Police Office
www.europol.europa.eu

European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE): Promoting the protection and integration of refugees in Europe based on the values of human dignity, human rights, and an ethic of solidarity
www.ecre.org/

European Court of Human Rights: Consisting of a number of judges equal to the number of member States of the Council of Europe (www.coe.int/) that have ratified the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
www.echr.coe.int/

Eurochambres: The Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, providing 'press release' and 'Eurochambres positions' on various EU issues.
www.eurochambres.be/

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD): Investing in countries from central Europe to central Asia.
www.ebrd.com/

European Free Trade Association (EFTA): An intergovernmental organisation promoting free trade and strengthening economic relations.
www.efta.int/

European Movement: An international organisation promoting the establishment of a united, federal Europe founded on the respect for basic human rights, peace principles, democratic principles of liberty and solidarity and citizens' participation.
www.europeanmovement.eu

European Agencies: The website of the EU agencies. https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/agencies_en

European Defence Agency (EDA): The website of the European Defence Agency.  http://www.eda.europa.eu/

www.eurojust.europa.eu/
Eurojust.

Political Parties

European People?s Party (EPP)
www.epp.eu

Party of European Socialists (PES)
www.pes.org/

European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR)
www.eldr.org/

European Green Party (EGP)
www.europeangreens.eu

European Free Alliance (EFA)
http://www.e-f-a.org/home/

Useful information

Chronology of European Integration: The EU?s own website includes a good chronology of events in the history of the European integration process.
http://europa.eu/about-eu/eu-history/index_en.htm

CVCE.EU by UNI.LU:  A detailed online archive on the development of European integration.
http://www.cvce.eu/en

Historical Archives of the EU: The European University Institute?s Historical Archives of the EU.
http://www.eui.eu/Research/HistoricalArchivesofEU/Index.aspx

European Election Studies: The European Election Studies group has led the way in studying voting behaviour in European elections since 1979. This website provides information about the group?s research activities.
www.europeanelectionstudies.net/

EUR-Lex: Provides direct free access to European Union law, specifically the Official Journal of the European Union, as well as the treaties, legislation, case law, and legislative proposals.
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html

Research and Academic Institutes

European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN): A network of leading European think tanks and policy institutes focusing on contemporary European and EU political debate and policy analysis.
http://www.epin.org/new/index.php  

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS): An independent policy research institute, providing constructive solutions to the challenges facing the EU.
www.ceps.eu

European Policy Centre (EPC): An independent, not-for-profit think tank, committed to making European integration work.
www.epc.eu

Centre for European Reform (CER): A think-tank devoted to reforming the European Union.
www.cer.org.uk/

Democracy International: Promoting direct democracy (initiative and referendum) as a complement to representative democracy within the European Union and in the nation states.
www.democracy-international.org/

Federal Trust: A think-tank which studies the interactions between regional, national, European and global levels of government.
www.fedtrust.co.uk/

European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA): Providing a variety of services to the administrations of the member states and the candidate countries as well as to the EU institutions.
www.eipa.nl/default.htm

Europe's World: Europe-wide policy journal, reflecting the diversity of national policy debates in EU states, with particular attention being paid to newcomer and candidate countries.
www.europesworld.org/

Friends of Europe: A Brussels-based think-tank for EU policy analysis and debate.
www.friendsofeurope.org/

Irish Institute of European Affairs (IIEA): Studying Irish policy on European integration.
www.iiea.com/

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA): Topical information on international relations and the EU.
www.fiia.fi/en

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR): Award-winning international think tank focusing on European external relations and policies.
http://www.ecfr.eu/

The European Research Papers Archive: an online collection of working papers relating to EU studies among which much innovative theoretical work is showcased for the first time.
http://eiop.or.at/erpa/


The Centre for European Reform: Publishes useful briefing papers, often on CFSP/ESDP-related issues.
www.cer.org.uk/

Relevant Blogs

European Politics and Policy: A multidisciplinary academic blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. It incorporates occasional discussions about intergovernmentalism.
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/

European Law Blog: Offers expert comment on current developments in EU case law and legislation as well as new legal literature.
http://europeanlawblog.eu
 

Common AgPolicy: Professor Wyn Grant?s excellent blog on the CAP, regularly updated and with lots of useful information.
http://commonagpolicy.blogspot.com/

The Financial Times Brussels blog: Provides up-to-date news on the economic crisis and other EU issues.
http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/
 

VOXEU: Provides a commentary on the economic crisis and other issues from leading economists.
http://www.voxeu.org

Ideas on Europe: A useful repository for links to EU blogs and opinion pieces.
http://ideasoneurope.eu