Notes on Contributors in:

Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, Thomas Mehlhausen, Monika Sus (ed.)

Poland's EU-Council Presidency under Evaluation, page 177 - 181

Navigating Europe Through Stormy Waters

1. Edition 2014, ISBN print: 978-3-8487-0305-0, ISBN online: 978-3-8452-4641-3,

Series: German and European Studies of the Willy Brandt Center at the Wroclaw University, vol. 1

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Notes on Contributors Irene Hahn-Fuhr is an associate researcher at the European University Viadrina (Germany),and a policy advisor. Her current and previous work engagements include the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), the German Bundestag and the Institute for European Politics in Berlin (IEP). She is an expert on European integration and external relations as well as on institutional aspects of the EU. Her regional expertise lies in Eastern Europe and East-West relations. Recent publications include Democracy Promotion and Civil Society in Post- Socialist Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Democratising Power Europe?, in: Ratka, E.; Spaiser, O. (eds.) Understanding European Neighbourhood Policies. Concepts, Actors, Perceptions, Nomos 2012. Piotr Maciej Kaczyński is policy advisor at the European Parliament, formerly research fellow and head of the Programme in the Centre of European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels (2007-2012). His recent publications include Polish Council Presidency, Ambitions and Limitations (SIEPS, Stockholm 2011), Upgrading the EU's Role as Global Actor: Institutions, Law and the Restructuring of European Diplomacy (CEPS, Brussels, 2011) and The Ever-Changing Union: An Introduction to the History, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes of the European Union (CEPS, Brussels, 2011). Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski holds the Chair of Political Science at the Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław. His main areas of research are European integration and political theory including citizenship, civil society and nationalism in Europe. His recent publications include Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union (Routledge, 2012), The Nation and Nationalism in Europe. An Introduction (Edinburgh University Press, 2011), Citizenship and collective Identity in Europe (Routledge, 2010) and Multiplicity of Nationalism in Europe (Lexington, 2009). 177 Mario Kölling is Garcia Pelayo Researcher at the Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales (CEPC) in Madrid. He graduated from the University of Potsdam (Germany) and holds a Ph.D from the University of Zaragoza in Public Law. His research interests are EU negotiations, federalism and the Spanish Autonomous State. His recent publications include “La participación de las CCAA en la negociación de la política de cohesión - Ambitions beyond Capacity?”, Revista de Estudios Políticos 2013 (with Ana Carmona); The Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-20 from a Spanish Perspective: Net Beneficiary or Successful Balancing Act?, Real Instituto Elcano, ARI 7/2013 (with Cristina Serrano Leal), Towards an Agreement on Growth and Job Creation? The Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-20 on the Agenda of the European Council of 7-8 February 2013, Real Instituto Elcano, ARI 4/2013 - 4/2/2013 (with Cristina Serrano Leal). Thomas Mehlhausen is researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Political Theory at the University of Potsdam. His PhD thesis focuses on the Southern and Eastern enlargement of the European Community/Union. His research interests are theories of international relations, European Union enlargement and Polish-German relations, recent publications include Polens Rückkehr nach Europa. Warum sich die Europäische Union für ihre Osterweiterung entschied (Münster et al.: LIT, 2009); Unstrittig und doch umstritten. Europäische Solidarität in der Eurokrise, Politische Vierteljahresschrift 54:1, 2013, 51-75, (together with Heinz Kleger); and Solving the Puzzle of European Enlargement. Rhetorical action in diffuse decision contexts, in: Wilga, M.; Karolewski, I. P. (eds.) (2013), New approaches to EU Foreign Policy, London: Routledge, forthcoming. Kai-Olaf Lang is a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP), Berlin. He is an expert on the foreign and security policies of Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. His recent publications include The Myth of German Hegemony: Why Berlin Can't Save Europe Alone, Foreign Affairs, October, 2012 (with Daniela Schwarzer), European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges for the EU-Policy Towards the New Neighbours, Barbara Budrich Esser, 2007, (with Johannes Varwick) and The Power of Populism: East Central Europe has proven fertile ground for national populists, Internationale Politik, Winter, 2007. 178 Anne Lauenroth is head of Institutional Relations, Brussels Office of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP), her research focuses on EU external relations, EU development policy, EU institutions, especially European Parliament. She is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Darmstadt (“The role of the European Parliament in EU external relations”). Previously, she worked as research assistant for the Trans European Policy Studies Association, Brussels, the Institut für Europäische Politik. Recent publications include Unter Rechtfertigungsdruck: Europas Schuldenkrise zwingt die Entwicklungspolitik zur strategischen Anpassung (2013, with Isabelle Tannous) and Facilitating Ashton’s work? A role for the rotating presidency (2011). Nicolai von Ondarza is a senior associate in the Research Division European Integration at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP). He is also a lecturer at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder. In his research he focuses on EU governance, the institutional development of the EU, British EU policy as well as the Common Security and Defence Policy. Recent publications include Strengthening the Core or Splitting Europe? Prospects and pitfalls of a strategy of differentiated integration (2013) and Rote Linien und eine ausgestreckte Hand. Eine Doppelstrategie für den Umgang mit Großbritannien in der EU (2013). Monika Sus is assistant professor at the Chair of Political Science at the Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław. She received her PhD in political science from the University of Wrocław (Poland). She was a visiting fellow and researcher at various research institutions including the Free University Berlin, German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin as well as Le Centre canadien d'études allemandes et européennes at the University Montreal, Canada. Her main areas of interests are European integration and European foreign policy, transnationalism and civil society in Europe. Her publications include Political Advisory in Foreign Policy of Poland and Germany: Analysis of selected think tanks (Wrocław 2011) and numerous articles on European integration. Notes on Contributors 179 Paweł Tokarski is senior research fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). He holds a Ph.D. in economics gained at the Warsaw School of Economics, and is a graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow as well as of interdisciplinary studies at the College of Europe (Natolin campus) in the field of the EU internal market. His research focuses on political economy of the European integration, in particular: eurozone sovereign debt crisis, Poland’s eurozone accession, EU financial programming and budget. He is a regular commentator on the EU economic affairs in the Polish and international media. The most recent publications include The EU Economy: Response to the Crisis and Prospects for the New Decade, (2011, ed. with M. Koczor), Macro-economic Conditionality in Cohesion Policy: Added Value or Unnecessary Burden? Egmont/PISM Policy Brief, October 2012 (with S. Verhelst); Banking Union: Many Questions, Few Answers, Bulletin PISM, 106 (439), 14 November 2012. Janusz Józef Węc is professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow. He specialises in German and European politics and is the author of over 200 publications. His recent publications include The Lisbon Treaty: Political aspects oft the system reforms of the EU in 2007-2009 [Traktat Lizboński. Polityczne aspekty reformy ustrojowej Unii Europejskiej w latach 2007-2009], Cracow 2011; Conflicts about the political system oft he EC and EU in 1950-2010. Between the idea of supranationalism and intergovernmentalism [Spór o kształt ustrojowy Wspólnot Europejskich i Unii Europejskiej w latach 1950-2010. Między ideą ponadnarodowości a współpracą międzyrządową], Cracow 2012; The first Polish Presidency in the European Union. Conditions – Decisions - Successes and Failures [Pierwsza polska prezydencja w Unii Europejskiej. Uwarunkowania - Procesy decyzyjne - Osiągnięcia i niepowodzenia], Cracow 2012. 180 Ernest Wyciszkiewicz is a deputy director of the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, formerly head of International Economy/Energy Security Programme (2009-2011) at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) as well as managing editor of “Evropa” Russian-language quarterly on European affairs (2003-2009). He is author, co-author and editor of books, articles and reports on the EU energy and climate policy, Russian energy policy and energy security including Geopolitics of Pipelines: Energy Interdependence and Inter-State Relations in the Post-Soviet Area (Warsaw 2009), Energy Security and Climate Change: Double Challenge for Policymakers (Warsaw 2009), Path to Prosperity or Road to Ruin? Shale Gas Under Political Scrutiny (PISM Report, Warsaw), Weniger Angst vor Abhängigkeiten, Internationale Politik, IP Länderporträt Polen, 2013. Notes on Contributors 181

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Der Band untersucht die polnische EU-Ratspräsidentschaft im Rahmen der Änderungen durch den Vertrag von Lissabon. Er umfasst Themen wie die Östliche Partnerschaft, Energie- und Klimapolitik, die Gemeinsame Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, den EU-Erweiterungsprozess und die Aushandlung des mehrjährigen Finanzrahmens 2014-2020.

Die Autoren sind polnische und deutsche Experten.