Thinking ahead for Europe

CEPS News June 2017

Macron and Europe: What priorities?

Daniel Gros
Director

A few months ago, three of Europe’s leading populists – Geert Wilders, Frauke Petry and Marine Le Pen – met in the German provincial town of Koblenz to inaugurate the ‘Year of the Patriots’. This celebration was a bit premature, however, as not one of them has managed to...

Research
CEPS has joined the new European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research (EconPol), which is led by the German CESIfo group (Center for Economic Studies, the ifo Institute and the Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research) and financed by the German Ministry of Finance. The network brings...
At a time when the European project is under intense internal pressure and Europe’s role in the world is subject to external challenges, it is important to also look beyond the current state of affairs. CEPS is therefore launching in July a new series of events to reflect on what...
A recent CEPS paper investigates the multi-level consequences of the European institutions’ attempt to escape legal responsibility for their highest-profile responses to the refugee crisis. By claiming that the EU-Turkey deal is merely the result of an international summit between the EU heads of state or government and their Turkish...
CEPS Director, Daniel Gros, and CEPS Head of EU Foreign Policy, Steven Blockmans , participated in the 6th annual conference of the Council of Councils, organised by the Council on Foreign Relations (CfR) in Washington on May 8-9th. This prestigious event brings together representatives of a unique global network comprising...
Beginning in May, CEPS launched a series of high-level meetings with top EU decision-makers on some of the most challenging issues confronting the EU today. On May 15th European Commissioner Carlos Moedas, responsible for Research, Science and Innovation, spoke at a full-day conference on the future of European research. CEPS...
Upcoming events
1
June 2017
Thursday 10:30 - 13:00

Joint CEPS/CIPE event on:

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): Renewing the promise of democratic transitions

Please click here for full agenda

Registration & Coffee from 10.00 - Meeting from 10.30 to 13.10

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from...

2
June 2017
Friday 09:00 - 15:30

The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty has led to profound institutional and material changes regarding the decision-making system of the EU, in particular as regards how the EU acts vis-à-vis the outside world. This seminar wraps up a multi-annual research project led by SIEPS...

2
June 2017
Friday 10:00 - 12:45

IP Key/EUIPO, on behalf of, the European Commission (DG TRADE) and the Ministry of Commerce of the P.R.C., would like to invite you to celebrate the successful completion of 4 years of cooperation between the EU and China on IP through the IP Key action, and to give a flavour...

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June 2017
Tuesday 13:15 - 14:30

The signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and global powers on 14 July 2015 represented a major turning point in the emerging strategic landscape in the Middle East. The nuclear deal has since become operational and led to the lifting by the EU and the...

7
June 2017
Wednesday 08:00 - 09:30

CEPS is organising a breakfast meeting* on the topic of EFSI 3.0 and the Role of National Promotional Banks.

Mr Fabio Gallia, CEO, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, will give a keynote speech followed by a panel discussion with Daniel Gros, CEPS and Miguel Gil Tertre, VP Katainen's Cabinet and a Q&A...

7
June 2017
Wednesday 12:30 - 14:30

Mass migration, forced displacement, and ongoing conflicts will remain dominant issues for several years to come. At the same time, national governments are confronted with short-term democratic cycles and an increasingly toxic public debate about asylum and immigration policies. As a result, policymakers and citizens throughout the EU are uncertain...

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June 2017
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

The southern Mediterranean region has close ties and a long history of cooperation with EU member states in the areas of trade, foreign investment, and migration. The need for further cooperation has become urgent since the outbreak of war in Syria and the resulting increase in numbers of displaced persons,...

9
June 2017
Friday 10:30 - 13:00

By the end of the year, the European Commission will present its proposal for the post-2020 MFF. In this regard, CEPS is organising the event "A Budget Fit for Purpose: Performance, conditionalities and EU added value", taking place on 9 June in our premises in Brussels.

After a short presentation...

MEETINGS
It is increasingly recognised that an openness to both science and the world at large will have a strong impact on Europe’s innovation performance, growth and competitiveness. On May 15th, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, joined members of the Commission's high-level group on Research, Innovation and...
Pointing towards the possible revitalisation of the Franco-German tandem, Klaus Welle underlined the recent dynamics of closer integration among the EU member states, which in his view are running in parallel with the process of (British) disintegration. The Secretary General of the European Parliament was speaking last month to a...
Working longer is the fundamental response to the challenges posed to European welfare states by population ageing. The CEPS-led FACTAGE project explores where and how the extension of working lives could inadvertently foster the emergence of socio-economic inequalities. The project’s first conference was held at CEPS on April 26th, and...
On May 2nd, CEPS kicked off a new series of “MEDAM seminars on migration”. The new format bridges academics who have recently published innovative migration-related research with policy-makers from relevant fields. For the first session, Martin Ruhs, Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, presented his research on the challenges...
For many years now, encryption has been at the centre of the debate between online privacy and national security and the issue has now taken on a deeper sense of urgency. Following the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, CA, Paris and Brussels, law enforcement authorities in the US and some...
It’s time for a two year report card. In May 2015, the European Commission launched an ambitious programme to create what it called a Digital Single Market (DSM). Through 16 initiatives – including an end to unjustified geoblocking, a revamp of copyright and an overhaul of telecom rules – the...
Task Force News
In the coming years, asset allocation will be impacted by the changing macroeconomic environment, evolving investor demographics, technology and regulation. CEPS and ECMI are inviting policymakers, industry representatives and academics to join a special joint Task Force on Asset Allocation in Europe. More than 20 experts have already been enlisted...

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