The European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung organised a Policy Briefing with Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor of European integration at the University of Athens and President of ELIAMEP on Wednesday 11 June 2014. At this Briefing, Professor Tsoukalis  analysed the current ‘state of the Union’ and set out the key elements of a new grand bargain, outlined in his latest publication, The Unhappy State of the Union. His presentation was  followed by a question and answer session jointly chaired by Janis A. Emmanouilidis, EPC Director of Studies, and Thomas Fischer, Executive Director of the Brussels Office of the Bertelsmann Stiftung.