Thinking ahead for Europe

CEPS News November 2015

The bumpy road to a Paris climate change agreement

Andrei Marcu
Senior Advisor; Head of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum; Deputy Director of the Energy Climate House

Just over a month before the start of the UN conference on climate change in Paris on November 30th – formally called the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (or COP21) – the preparatory process for a new post-2020 global agreement narrowly avoided...

Research
The 31st European Communications Policy Research Conference will be organised at CEPS, 14-15th March 2016. The conference is organised annually with the ambition to contribute constructively to European information society policy developments. EuroCPR addresses the use of ICT throughout society and the economy as well as the evolution of the...
On October 1st CEPS hosted the kick-off meeting of a new project – the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES). Led by CEPS, in close collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) in Slovenia, the consortium includes the Free University of Berlin and several universities from the North African Mediterranean region...
The EuroMeSCo network, the main network of research centres devoted to politics and security in the Mediterranean, held its Annual Conference and General Assembly on October 8-9th in Milan. The event gathered over 100 participants from 27 Euro-Mediterranean countries, including policy-makers and experts from 75 research institutes on politics and...
CEPS Research Fellow Jorge Nuñez Ferrer explored this question at a high-level workshop at the European University Institute in Florence, 1-2 October, together with other experts from academia and the policy world. There was wide agreement among the participants, which included Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva and Italian Finance Minister...
The “More Union in European Defence” CEPS Task Force report ‘roadshow’ is drawing to a close. Following the avant-première at the 2015 CEPS Ideas Lab at the end of February, the report was launched in Riga at the 6th Interparliamentary Conference on Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). In the...
On October 15th CEPS organised the Final Conference of the NETGREEN EU-funded project on ‘’Accelerating the transition to a green economy in Europe: National/regional strategies and the new Sustainable Development Goals’’. The event featured two panels with experts from the European Commission’s DG Research & Innovation and Development & Cooperation,...
The recent LuxLeaks revelations, in combination with the constraints imposed on public finances and EU market integration, have moved member states’ tax policies high up on the policy agenda. Participants at a seminar, organised by DG Ecfin at the European Commission on October 19th, discussed member states’ tax reforms and...
Against the backdrop of British Prime Minster David Cameron’s quest to renegotiate the UK’s membership of the EU, on October 7-8 CEPS and the Bertelsmann Foundation organised a ‘Model European Council’ to simulate the negotiations between EU heads of state or government on this issue. The aim of the exercise...
The US launch of the latest CEPS-RLI book, entitled Standard-makers or standard-takers? Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, took place on September 29th at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Dan Mullaney expressed his...
Upcoming events
9
November 2015
Monday 13:30 - 17:30

The Juncker Commission brought in a new approach to ensuring integrated policy-making, by designating six Vice-Presidents, each with a broad portfolio reflecting a single priority policy area.  Each Vice-President is intended to work with a sub-set of the remaining 20 Commissioners. Estonian Commissioner Ansip is coordinating a team of no fewer...

10
November 2015
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00

Annual Intereconomics/CEPS conference

 

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12
November 2015
Thursday 10:00 - 13:00

"Launched in April 2013, DIA-CORE is carried out under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. Its main objective is to ensure a continuous assessment of the existing policy mechanisms and to establish a fruitful stakeholder dialogue on future policy needs for...

12
November 2015
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00

The aim of the towards2030-dialogue project is to facilitate and guide the RES policy dialogue for the period towards 2030. This strategic initiative aims for an intense stakeholder dialogue that establishes a European vision of a joint future RES policy framework.

The dialogue process will...

13
November 2015
Friday 10:30 - 15:00

On November 13th CEPS will host two panels to discuss the past and the future of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The first panel in the morning will discuss the economics and politics of the 2013 CAP reforms. The second panel, in the afternoon, will look at CAP's future...

16
November 2015
Monday 11:30 - 13:00

CEPS event co-hosted by DG NEAR, European Commission.

Venue:

THON Hotel EU "Salle France" - Rue de la Loi 75 - 1040 Brussels.

Participation in this event is free of charge, and will be preceded by tea, coffee, refreshments from 11.00....

17
November 2015
Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30

In its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission reflected on the concerns of some member states and some players about the growing market power of online platforms. A public consultation is now underway to better understand the social and economic role of platforms, market trends, the dynamics of platform...

20
November 2015
Friday 13:00 - 15:00

The event will start with a presentation of the main findings of the recently published Global financial markets liquidity study by PwC, which reviewed liquidity trends and prospects across a broad range of asset classes and international markets. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session....

23
November 2015
Monday 09:00 - 13:00

SESSION I. Are we all going to end up self-employed?

Self-employment, which accounts for almost 15% of total employment in the EU, makes a considerable contribution to the EU’s economy in terms of entrepreneurship and job creation.  But it also carries a degree of risk...

24
November 2015
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:30

SESSION I. The special case of local transport: What policy-makers say

The objective of this session is to listen to the voices of policy-makers to better understand what challenges they face with respect to Uber, for example – the best-known case of the sharing economy, and...

24
November 2015
Tuesday 16:00 - 17:30

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED, NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

CEPS event in Collaboration with Telefonica

Professor Raul Katz from Columbia University will present his recent comprehensive study, The Digital Ecosystem and Economy in Latin America: challenges and opportunities, which aims to launch a necessary dialogue oriented to modernize public...

MEETINGS
During the summer break yet another adjustment programme for Greece was agreed, but will it succeed where previous programmes have failed? Discussants Nikolaos Christodoulakis, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Declan Costello and Gabriele Giudice, ECFIN, and Rolf Strauch, ESM, addressed the audience at a CEPS conference entitled “Can...
Kremlinology buffs in Brussels appreciated the insights shared by Fiona Hill, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and the lead author of a new book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin . Speaking at a CEPS seminar supported by the US Mission...
With some member states becoming more vocal on the need to regulate online platforms, the Commission has launched a series of public consultations to better understand the development of E-commerce and notably the interactions between online platforms and third parties along the value-chain. In the context of convergence between telephony...
The 2015 ECMI Annual Conference was opened by a wide-ranging and in-depth keynote speech delivered by European Commissioner Jonathan Hill, who described Capital Markets Union (CMU) as a classic single market project, intended for all 28 member states. The Action Plan takes a long-term view, aiming to build CMU step-by-step...
TASKFORCE NEWS
What is the future of employment? Will it increasingly rely on self-employment? And if this is the case, what are the core entrepreneurial skills needed to preserve the competitiveness of the European economy? Who is best positioned to transfer such skills? What is the role of EU policy in fostering...
CORPORATE EVENTS
Commissioner Vestager reflected on her first year in office and on the current state of competition policy when she was a guest at a CEPS Corporate Breakfast meeting on October 13th. Chaired by CEPS Director of Corporate and External Relations Kerstin Born-Sirkel, Commissioner Vestager made the point that competition policy...

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