Thinking ahead for Europe

CEPS News December 2017

Europe back on track

Karel Lannoo
Chief Executive Officer

2017 was a remarkable year for Europe. The dark clouds that were looming over the EU at the start of the year gradually dissipated, creating a propitious atmosphere for much-needed constructive thinking on Europe. The economic prospects improved, the political orientation became more pro-European and a provisional deal was reached...

Research
Based on its work on the circular economy, smart cities and green economy, CEPS was invited to join the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) as a ‘Knowledge Partner’. The GGKP ( http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/ ) was established in January 2012, by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the OECD, the UNEP and...
On November 23rd CEPS hosted a major conference to showcase the work of the European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE), coordinated by CEPS and the Munich-based ifo Institute, and the Network of Experts on the Social Dimension of Education and Training (NESET II), coordinated by PPMI. The main...
North Africa is still recovering from the political instability and stark economic downturns following the Arab uprisings of 2010. In this context, the EU-Southern Mediterranean relationship has become even more important, not least in light of external diplomatic turbulences such as the one recently provoked by Donald Trump’s recognition of...
On November 23rd, ECMI brought together an excellent line-up of leading academics, policymakers and industry representatives at its 7th Annual Conference to present their expertise on long-term investment, supervisory architecture, derivatives markets and fintech. The key message was that capital markets union must go beyond the actions set for end-2019...
Upcoming events
15
January 2018
Monday 15:00 - 17:00

EU-CIVCAP Peacebuilding Forum

How can technology, ICT and big data help reduce the likelihood of conflict and contribute to building sustainable peace? New technologies and big data can potentially make an important contribution in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, especially in the spheres of early warning and...

17
January 2018
Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30

MiFID II (came into effect on 3 January 2018) is set to disrupt the production and distribution of investment research, impact execution services and ultimately the costs for investment firms and end-investors. Brokers have to establish a price for investment research separately from execution services. Asset management firms need to...

17
January 2018
Wednesday 13:15 - 14:30

According to the National Intelligence Council, we are living a paradox: “The achievements of the industrial and information ages are shaping a world that is both more dangerous and richer with opportunity than ever before. Whether promise or peril prevails will turn on the choices of the humankind.” The hyper-connected...

29
January 2018
Monday 09:30 - 17:00

FIRSTRUN Final Conference

Over the course of the past three years, a consortium of prestigious universities and economic policy institutes has worked together to carry out research under the FIRSTRUN project. The research team has produced a large body of scientific papers and policy analysis intended to actively contributing to...

TASKFORCE NEWS
CEPS recently launched a new Task Force on Software Vulnerability Disclosure (SVD) in Europe, which is now looking at ways to devise guidelines for governments and businesses to harmonise the process of handling SVD throughout Europe. At the second meeting on November 29th, presentations were made by new players from...
PAST EVENTS
At the second meeting of CEPS’ new event series on the Future of Europe on November 9th, François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France, spoke about the future of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). In a discussion chaired by CEPS Senior Research Fellow Cinzia Alcidi, the...
Both the European Parliament and Council are now engaged in heated negotiations on the new ePrivacy proposal designed to protect the confidentiality of communication. Everyone agrees that this goal is laudable – when an email arrives in your mailbox, no one except you should be able to read it. But...
Nathalie Tocci, former researcher at CEPS and currently director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome, was the pen-holder of the 2016 EU Global Strategy (EUGS). She returned to CEPS on 14 November to present her new book which traces the origins, politics, process and content of the EUGS. Tocci...
Illicit trade affects almost all sectors of the economy and every country in the world. According to a recent study by the OECD and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), international trade in counterfeit and pirated products accounted for $461 billion and represented 2.5% of world trade in 2013...
In the run-up to the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit that took place in Brussels this November, CEPS organised a discussion on its possible outcomes. It was stressed that the Summit would not produce a breakthrough in relations between the EU and its Eastern neighbours but would rather focus on...
CEPS MEMBERS
We are delighted to announce the addition of Cassa depositi e Prestiti to the ranks of CEPS Corporate Members.

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