Politics of the EU
Writer is free to choose one of the topics!
1. Interest groups operate at both the national and international level. What are the opportunities and challenges posed to a national interest group in trying to lobby at a European level? Do you believe it would be best suited to lobby the Commission, Council or EP? Does it make a difference if the interest group is from a large or small member state?
2. Agenda setting within the EU has grown more complex. What actors play a key role in establishing the EU agenda and why does a lack of control over EU agenda setting pose such a challenge to the 27 member states? Why does the EU agenda setting process leave most participants dissatisfied?