Think Tank Review – Issue 30/2015

Welcome to issue 30 of the Think Tank Review compiled by the EU Council Library (click to share on Twitter). It references papers published in November 2015. As usual, we provide the link to the full text and a short abstract.

We publish this issue of the TTR slightly before the beginning of the European Council. It is worth mentioning that its content can be read in parallel with its agenda, which denotes that academic discussion and research is increasingly interested in and linked to core issues on the European agenda.

For this issue, we found an abundance of publications focusing on Economic and Financial Affairs, with substantial papers on economic policy coordination in the euro area in the framework of the European Semester, euro area business cycles, the European Banking Union, as well as on the Single Resolution Fund. Moreover, the European Political Strategy Centre also published three articles as part of the Five Presidents’ reports series covering the European Deposit Insurance Scheme, Financing Options for the Single Resolution Fund and Risk Reduction in the Banking Union.

The special focus in this issue is inspired by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, with papers concentrating on European security after these attacks, on the EU and its fight against terrorism, as well as on so-called Islamic State.

The section regards croisés contains an enormous variety of topics. We would like to draw the attention of our readers, in particular, to three articles: i) on Portugal’s demographic crisis; ii) on the Holy See in international politics; and iii) on Greek-German relations in times of crisis.

As always, feedback is welcome at central.library@consilium.europa.eu. Next Review will be out in January 2016, with papers published in December 2015.SGC Xmas greetings

The team of the Central Library wishes you lots of Happy New Year readings!

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