Policies and Policy Processes of the European Union

The European Union series

by Laurie Buonanno and Neill Nugent

Student zone - Web Guide

There is a great deal of information available about the EU and its policies on the internet. This web guide lists some of the websites that are especially useful.

The best starting point is the EU’s own Europa website, which provides access to homepages covering all of the EU’s institutions and policies:
http://europa.eu/index_en.htm

Within this website, an especially useful source for updating on all EU activities is the EU News site at:
http://europa.eu.int/abc/doc/off/bull/en/welcome/htm

Other useful government websites dealing with EU institutions, treaties, and policies include:

EU Member States

The governments and parliaments of all member states maintain EU-related websites of various sorts.

UNC Global Center for European Studies maintains a website with links to sources of all EU member states:
http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/teachingresources/weblinks-country.htm

Working Papers, Documents, Conference Papers

Archive of European Integration
http://aei.pitt.edu/view/

European Research Papers Archive is a portal to major online paper series
http://eiop.or.at/erpa/

Notre Europe papers on European integration
www.notre-europe.asso.fr

Peer-reviewed Journals

European Integration online Papers (EIoP)
http://eiop.or.at/erpa/eiop.htm

Journal of European Integration
http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/geui20

European Union Politics
http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal200928

Journal of Common Market Studies
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-5965

Journal of European Public Policy
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjpp20/current

Journal of Contemporary European Research
http://www.jcer.net/index.php/jcer

Think Tanks

The websites of the following research centres/think tanks include useful policy briefs and t articles on key issues:
Center for European Policy Studies (Brussels)
http://www.ceps.be/

Center for European Reform (London)
http://www.cer.org.uk/

Center for Transatlantic Relations (Washington, D.C.)
http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/index.htm

Center for United States and Europe (Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.)
http://www.brookings.edu/cuse.aspx

European Policy Centre (Brussels)
http://www.epc.eu/index.php

The Federal Trust
http://www.fedtrust.co.uk/

EU News

www.EurActiv.com

euobserver
http://euobserver.com/

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/world/europe/

European Voice
http://www.europeanvoice.com/

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/world/europe

Guardian EU page
http://www.guardian.co.uk/eu/0,7368,396838,00.html

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/europe/index.html

The database on EU Governance Literature GOV-LIT is a bibliographic resource for research on EU governance which brings together information about publications on EU governance from a variety of sources:
http://www.connex-network.org/govlit
The websites of three academic professional websites provide many useful links:

Rich Site Summary (RSS)

RSS feeds can be read using a RSS reader. Here is a list of several RSS feeds to which users can subscribe to receive regular updates about EU news and policy:

Brussels Blog
(Financial Times)

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/ft/brusselsblog

Charlemagne’s Notebook (The Economist)

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/CharlemagnesNotebook?format=xml

EU Observer

http://feeds.euobserver.com/rss/9
(headline news)

European Voice

http://www.europeanvoice.com/Rss/6.xml
(News & Analysis)

Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/rss/home/europe
(Europe Homepage)

NY Times

http://feeds.nytimes.com/nyt/rss/Europe

FT Columnists writing about the EU and Member States

http://www.ft.com/rss/comment/columnists/wolfgangmunchau
http://www.ft.com/rss/comment/columnists/martinwolf
http://www.ft.com/rss/comment/columnists/clivecrook

Spiegel

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/index.rss