Thinking ahead for Europe

CEPS News April 2017

The EU’s Ides of March

Daniel Gros
Director

& Steven Blockmans, Head of EU Foreign Policy

March should have been a month of European-wide celebrations to commemorate the first step in Jean Monnet’s functional approach towards closer union, embodied in the two Treaties of Rome 60 years ago, which gave birth to the European Economic Community (EEC) and to...

Research
Several events in the past few years have dramatically shown how the interests of European citizens are directly affected by the stability, security and prosperity of their neighbouring regions. At the same time, the European Union and its member states face many challenges and dilemmas in designing and pursuing policies...
The growth of cybercrime activity is a source of increasing concern worldwide. In 2016 the number of attacks across the globe reached the highest level ever recorded. The ENISA Threat Landscape 2016 characterises the year 2016 as “the efficiency of cyber-crime monetization”. Especially among industry analysts, however, there is the...
The IRSDACE (Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in the Age of Collaborative Economy) project, funded by DG EMPL of the European Commission, aims to identify how traditional players in the labour market, e.g. trade unions, employers' associations, member states and the EU, experience and respond to the platform economy. The...
Upcoming events
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March 2017
Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00

There is an increasing concern for the growth of cybercrime activity worldwide. What is particularly striking is not just the rising volume of cyber-attacks but the proliferation of the state-led attacks that are generating the risk of a cyberwar, an invisible war with enormous consequences and unintended side effects.

The...

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April 2017
Monday 13:15 - 14:30

CEPR and CEPS invite you to this joint discussion forum on “Quo Vadis? Identity, policy and the future of the European Union”, marking the Brussels launch of the CEPR eBook (available to download here)

The motivation is clear: the EU project is in a big crisis, with the Brexit...

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April 2017
Thursday 13:00 - 15:45

    Under MiFID I transparency requirements were limited to equity instruments. MiFID II substantially expanded the scope of this transparency to cover also non-equity instruments. The full list includes shares; depositary receipts; exchange traded funds; certificates and similar instruments (equity-like instruments); bonds; structured finance products; emission allowances...

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    April 2017
    Tuesday 13:15 - 14:30

    Sociological research shows that Russia's attacks against Ukraine led to dramatic changes in the identity and geopolitical attitudes of Ukrainians. They strongly reject the ‘Eurasian vector’ and for the first time the number of NATO supporters in Ukraine prevails. Also, Ukrainians do not think that fulfillment of Russian demands will...

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    April 2017
    Thursday 09:30 - 17:00

    Annual CEPS-Intereconomics Conference: A Fiscal Stabilisation Function for the Euro Area

    The Five Presidents’ Report of 2015 has called for a macroeconomic stabiliser at the EMU level that would be capable of dealing with asymmetric shocks. A European unemployment benefits scheme (EUBS) is one potential...

    CEPS IDEAS LAB 2017
    The CEPS Ideas Lab 2017, which took place on 23-24 February, was in the view of many the best of the four we have organised to date. A total of 834 participants attended the event over the two days, with nearly 45% of them coming from outside Brussels. The Opening...
    MEETINGS
    In the context of its research programme on Ageing Societies, CEPS organised a half day workshop on the topic of Ageing and Productivity ( slides here ) with participation of the Commission, academics, international organisations and other stakeholders. Not only are European populations ageing, but the average age of the...
    Defined by the EU as “the ability of states and societies to reform, thus withstanding and recovering from internal and external crises”, resilience has been gaining currency among policy-makers and practitioners dealing with conflict and peacebuilding. Yet the concept has invited various understandings, not all of them compatible, from various...
    Since the Maidan protests of 2013-14, Ukraine has introduced more reforms to its economic and political systems than in the previous 20 years, and it has managed to stabilise the macroeconomic situation despite a difficult security environment in the east. A Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the EU...
    When the internet went mainstream, Europe’s e-Commerce Directive created the basic legal framework for online services, setting clear limits on liability for digital platforms. Platforms were not held responsible for any illegal material posted, and were only obliged to bring down any illegal material when informed of its presence. This...
    Since April 2016, CEPS has been a partner in a highly innovative project co- funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme called SET-Nav – Navigating the Roadmap for Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy Innovation. The project aims to support strategic decision-making in Europe's energy sector, enhancing innovation towards a clean,...
    TASKFORCE NEWS
    Launched in November 2016 by the Energy Climate House team, a new CEPS Task Force has been engaged in an in-depth examination of the role of EU policy and regulation to guide businesses and industry in navigating the circular economy. Special attention has been given to the barriers and enablers...
    In the face of growing nationalism and a multitude of economic, security and political challenges – not least to the very membership of the Union – CEPS convened a Task Force on EU reform, composed of experts from across Europe, including MEPs, former European Commissioners, officials of the European Council...
    CORPORATE EVENTS
    In his 2016 State of the Union speech, President Juncker announced that the European Commission would prepare a White Paper on the Future of Europe, which would serve as the Commission's contribution to the Rome Summit of 25 March 2017, marking the 60th anniversary of the EU. This document, published...

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