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The author of the Briefing Notes is Peter Ludlow, founding director of CEPS in Brussels and executive president of the European Strategy Forum. Described by the Financial Times as ‘Brussels’ ultimate insider’, Peter Ludlow has been closely involved with EU affairs for over 30 years.
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About Peter Ludlow

Described by the Financial Times, as ‘Brussels’ ultimate insider’, Peter Ludlow has been closely involved with EU affairs for over thirty years. Read more

 
  • The EU’s Strategic Agenda for the next five years

    • The European Strategy Forum met in Lisbon at the end March. The subject was:
      The EU’s Strategic Agenda for the next five years
      Many senior EU institutions representatives and government officials met with academics, commentators and business executives for a free and frank (under the Chatham House Rule) discussion over one and a half days. Several interesting ideas were discussed and were fed back into the political process in Brussels. More »
  • Latest Publications List

    • Pre-summit Briefing 2019/5

      June: the top jobs, the strategic agenda, climate change, foreign policy, the euro and Brexit There will be two meetings of the heads of state or
    • European Council Briefing Note 2019/4

      28 May: The top jobs The informal meeting of heads of state or government on 28 May did not discuss the names of any potential candidates
    • European Council Briefing Note 2019/3

      Sibiu: The European Council positions itself in advance of the European parliamentary elections The Sibiu meeting on 9 May received relatively little attention from the media.
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2019/4

      28 May: Taking account of the European parliamentary elections The proposal to convene a special meeting of the European Council on 28 May was announced by
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2019/3

      9 May: Sibiu The informal meeting of EU27’s leaders in Sibiu on 9 May is likely to be more interesting and relevant than the dreamy and
    • Pre-summit Briefing 2019/2

      10 April: Brexit round 12 Tomorrow’s special session of the European Council in article 50 formation will be the twelfth of its kind. Which says an