2012- Head of Europe Program of Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

2009-2012 Head of SWP's Brussels Office

2005-2009 Researcher in the Research Division EU Integration

2003-2005 Media analyst, Media Tenor, Institute for Media Analysis, Bonn

2003 Centre for the Study of European Integration, Bonn

2002-2003 M.Phil Cambridge University

2000-2001 Institut d’ Etudes Politiques, Grenoble

1998-2002 M.A., University of Edinburgh


SWP-Papers (selection):

with Andreas Maurer

Is the UK Jumping or Being Pushed?

British Separatism after Cameron's EU Veto

SWP Comments 2012/C 15, April 2012, 4 Pages

How the UK Became Politically Dependent on Germany

And Why Germany Should Exploit the Situation for a New Bilateralism

SWP Comments 2011/C 04, February 2011, 4 Pages

Costing Free Movement

Fear and Non-transposition in the Schengen Area

SWP Comments 2010/C 27, November 2010, 4 Pages
with Steffen Angenendt

The Blue Card Impasse

Three Options for EU Policy on Highly Qualified Immigrants

SWP Comments 2010/C 14, June 2010, 4 Pages

Publications (selection):

European Migration Policy from Amsterdam to Lisbon

The end of the responsibility decade?

Nomos Books AMP Series 79, September 2010, 199 Pages

Working papers (selection):

with Steffen Angenendt

The re-nationalisation of migration policy-making?

EU cooperation after the Immigration Pact

Working Papers FG 1, 2009/Nr. 02 & FG 8, 2009/Nr. 05, January 2009, 6 Pages

Mobility partnerships: valuable addition to the ENP repertoire?

A checklist for revitalising ENP

Working Papers FG 1, 2009/Nr. 03, January 2009, 4 Pages

Immigration from the EU's "new" member states

Lessons from the UK

Working Papers FG 1, 2008/Nr. 12, May 2008, 5 Pages

The UK and the Ratification of the Reform Treaty

From European Problem Child to Class Swot

Working Papers FG 1, 2008/ Nr. 02, February 2008, 8 Pages

The Commission's Green Paper on the Future Common European Asylum System

Working Papers FG 1, 2007/Nr. 12, August 2007, 11 Pages

SWP Comments

Chérine Chams El Dine
Fragile Alliances in Egypt’s Post-Revolutionary Order

The Military and Its Partners


Petra Becker
Support for Syria’s Civil Society – Misguided and Ineffective

Without Military Action, International Support Will Continue to Be of No Avail


SWP Research Papers

Yaşar Aydın
The New Turkish Diaspora Policy

Its Aims, Their Limits and the Challenges for Associations of People of Turkish Origin and Decision-makers in Germany


Dilek Kurban
Europe as an Agent of Change

The Role of the European Court of Human Rights and the EU in Turkey’s Kurdish Policies