About the Project

The EU-28 Watch has been monitoring debates on EU policy for 12 years and provides a rich set of material compiling national debates on European policy and thus a unique source for diachronic analyses. Currently, this internet based publication reviews the discourses on European policies in 31 countries in a comparative perspective. The most recent issue, the EU-28 Watch No. 10, contains country reports from across Europe including the candidate countries.

New functions

The internet platform is laid out in four segments: a comparative introduction, a list of responses sorted by country, a list of responses sorted by question, and a chronology of events during the reporting period. This enables the reader to quickly find all information related to either a specific country or a specific issue.

Comparative introduction / timeline

The introduction, along with the chronology, gives an overview of the subjects dealt with in that issue of the EU-28 Watch. Both are useful tools for orientation. The EU-28 Watch internet platform lays out the latest issues of the EU-28 Watch both in HTML and PDF format, with the older issues only in PDF format. In addition, as the internet platform compiles all issues of the EU-28 Watch and its predecessor, one can also follow the transformation of these issues and debates within the countries covered by EU-28 Watch. A timeline lists all major events in EU politics since 2004. The annotations in the country reports give easy access to important documents, commentaries, and literature published in the reporting countries.

Back issues

Back issues of EU-28 Watch, published in the framework of EU-CONSENT and the predecessor of the EU-28 Watch, the Enlargement/Agenda 2000-Watch, published between 1998 und 2003, and a comparative analysis of the EU-27 Watch No. 1 - No. 8 are available in PDF format.


The EU-28 Watch No. 10 receives significant funding from the Otto Wolff-Foundation, Cologne, in the framework of the “Dialog Europa der Otto Wolff-Stiftung”, and financial support from the European Commission. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.