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Thinking ahead for Europe

CEPS In Brief

Our in-briefs offer timely and succinct analysis on current events and opinion pieces commentating on the latest developments in Europe.

CEPS In Brief

The skill challenges posed by Covid-19

Is Europe ready to invest in its labour force?

CEPS In Brief

Dealing with the second wave

Subsidise rather than order closures

CEPS In Brief

EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

Can a WTO-plus offer seal the deal?

25 Nov 2020

The impacts of lockdowns in response to the Covid-19 outbreak have been asymmetric across different economic sectors, depending on the…

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16 Nov 2020

Lockdowns are not the only way to control a pandemic. Keeping open the restaurant and retail sector increases the risk…

469 Views
22 Oct 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused widespread concern about debt unsustainability in both developed and emerging economies. To address this challenge,…

579 Views
19 Oct 2020

Concluding the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment would mean cementing a trade relationship on a level playing field between two of the…

1398 Views
15 Oct 2020

The Next Generation EU (NGEU) recovery response to the Covid-19 crisis, one of the most ambitious EU integration projects so…

2629 Views
15 Oct 2020

Both the European Commission and European Parliament now support raising the EU’s emissions reduction target for 2030, although they do…

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13 Oct 2020

A low-carbon EU economy with a fully decarbonised power sector at its core will require huge volumes of low-carbon electricity,…

579 Views
08 Oct 2020

The recent fall in both headline and core inflation in the euro area has increased pressure on the European Central…

990 Views
01 Oct 2020

Is it possible to accelerate public investment without increasing national taxes or public debt? The authors of this piece believe…

1326 Views
17 Sep 2020

The EU has been struggling to integrate its capital markets for decades. Despite the broad public support shown for a…

471 Views
15 Sep 2020

History has shown that rogue leaders only understand the language of diplomacy when it is backed by force. With the…

1642 Views
15 Sep 2020

After a demanding but successful first year in office, President von der Leyen now faces the daunting task of adapting…

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