Recent Publications

Europe’s eco-innovation strategy fuses industrial, energy and environmental policy together in a concept for sustainable economic growth in the 21st century. The latest debate about high energy prices and their impact on energy-intensive industry shows, however, that the emphasis among the three policies has shifted over the years. Some adjustments are therefore necessary in order to reduce evolving inconsistencies. This Policy Brief describes the different dimensions of the EU’s industrial policy, and assesses the options available to policy-makers to increase the competitiveness of energy-intensive sectors without compromising the eco-innovation and sustainability agenda. If several key principles of the European sustainability agenda remain unchanged, strategic development is possible.

Interview with General Sir Richard Shirreff.

Fiott, D. & Mattelaer, A. 25 Jan 2014 In : European Geostrategy.

Research output: ResearchOther scientific journal contribution

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Geostrategy
StatePublished - 25 Jan 2014

With discussions on-going in the EU on the climate and energy policy framework to 2030, it is timely to assess the reality of climate policy integration into EU energy policy. Such an analysis can lead to lessons for the legislative process for the 2030 package, and even for policies in other sectors and beyond 2030. Climate change is a complex, crosscutting, long-term and global problem. Policymakers acknowledge that integrating climate policy objectives into the elaboration and agreement of measures in other sectors represents one method for striving towards coherent policies that respond adequately to the climate change problem. This policy brief presents the results and policy recommendations from the project “climate policy integration into EU energy policy”.

The European Union (EU) has long been an important player and even a leader in the international cooperation on climate change. In 2013, preparations for a new global climate agreement in 2015 moved centre stage in the international negotiations. This policy brief assesses the EU’s performance in 2013 culminating in the Warsaw conference in November 2013. We find that the EU was actively engaged in the negotiations and pursued partially ambitious/progressive policy objectives, which it was partly successful in realising. The policy brief argues that international EU leadership for a 2015 agreement requires (1) building an international leadership alliance including the EU and other progressive countries and (2) serious homework by the EU to advance domestic climate mitigation efforts both by 2020 and 2030, and to enhance its position on climate finance.

A crisis of democratic legitimacy? It's about legitimation, stupid!

Severs, E. & Mattelaer, A. 2014 The European Elections: What is at Stake for the Citizen?: An Analysis of the EU's Legitimacy and Policy Challenges. Lepoivre, M. & Verhelst, S. (eds.). Gent: Academia Press, p. 25-38 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe European Elections: What is at Stake for the Citizen?
Subtitle of host publicationAn Analysis of the EU's Legitimacy and Policy Challenges
EditorsMarc Lepoivre, Stijn Verhelst
Place of PublicationGent
PublisherAcademia Press
Pages25-38
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-90-382-2362-9
StatePublished - 2014

EU Peacekeeping in Africa: Towards an Indirect Approach

Mattelaer, A. & Marijnen, E. 2014 Peacekeeping in Africa: The evolving security architecture. Tardy, T. & Wyss, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 54-72 19 p. (CSS Studies in Security and International Relations)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeacekeeping in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationThe evolving security architecture
EditorsThierry Tardy, Marco Wyss
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages54-72
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-71572-0
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameCSS Studies in Security and International Relations
PublisherRoutledge

Who is in Charge? Natural Friction in the CSDP Decision-Making Process

Mattelaer, A. 2014 Handbook for Decision-Makers: The Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union. Rehrl, J. (ed.). Vienna: Directorate for Security Policy of the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria, p. 48-51 4 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook for Decision-Makers
Subtitle of host publicationThe Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union
EditorsJochen Rehrl
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherDirectorate for Security Policy of the Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria
Pages48-51
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)987-3-902275-35-6
StatePublished - 2014

Strategic Insurance: The Future of the Belgian Armed Forces.

Mattelaer, A. 2014 Brussels: Institute for European Studies. (IES Policy Brief 2014/04)

Research output: ResearchOther report

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherInstitute for European Studies
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameIES Policy Brief 2014/04

Preparing NATO for the Next Defence-Planning Cycle.

Mattelaer, A. 2014 In : RUSI Journal. 159, p. 30-35 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalRUSI Journal
Volume159
StatePublished - 2014

Planning and launching military operations.

Mattelaer, A. 2014 In : Expert panel report on the EUMS & EU-ISS conference 'Learning by doing: military lessons learnt within the comprehensive approach', Brussels, 19-20 June 2014.

Research output: ResearchEditorial

Original languageEnglish
JournalExpert panel report on the EUMS & EU-ISS conference 'Learning by doing: military lessons learnt within the comprehensive approach', Brussels, 19-20 June 2014
StatePublished - 2014