Thinking ahead for Europe

CEPS News October 2017

Where is Europe heading?

Daniel Gros
Director

As President Juncker remarked in his State of the Union speech of September 13th, the European Union finally has the wind in its sails again. The key question now is: Where will this wind take us?

A first matter to resolve is whether the future Union will be one based...

Research
CEPS has just concluded another intense and successful year of training and educational activities within the so-called CEPS Academy. The CEPS Summer School on economic and financial governance of EMU (now in its third year) took place in the week of September 4-9th, with the participation of a highly motivated...
CEPS kicks off its 'Future of Europe series' on 22 September 2017, with a lunchtime debate with Martin Selmayr , Head of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission. At a time when Europe’s integration project is under intense internal pressures, and the EU’s wider role in the world...
Population ageing is one of the so-called-mega-trends affecting all EU countries and, to a lesser degree, most of the rest of the world. CEPS is carrying out numerous activities on the broader consequences of this phenomenon, drawing on a long tradition of research and policy analysis in this area. With...
Although the protection of minorities has been a key EU priority in the enlargement process as a condition for candidate countries to accede to the EU, a similar scrutiny mechanism is lacking after accession. A new study prepared by the Justice and Home Affairs unit at CEPS presents the state...
Andrea Renda back at CEPS We are pleased to announce that Andrea Renda has returned to CEPS as a resident Senior Research Fellow and Head of Regulatory Policy, following two years at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He will also serve as Chair for Digital Innovation at the College...
Economy and Finance
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Economy and Finance

Daniel Gros

Juncker’s proposals on the euro area are lacking in substance and coherence. Small, concrete steps aimed at strengthening financial stability would have been more useful.

In his...

Institutions
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Institutions

Eleni Frantziou , Adam Łazowski

Over the summer, a cacophony of proposals emanated from the British government on what Brexit and the UK's future relationship with the European Union might look like.

As the...

Rights and Security
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Rights and Security

Sergio Carrera, Andrew Geddes, Elspeth Guild, Marco Stefan

Finding that EU migration policies are still subject to inconsistency, legal uncertainty and discriminatory treatment, scholars call for the creation of new legal pathways....

Upcoming events
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September 2017
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30

After the event Drowining in MiFID II Data: Publication arrangements, consolidation and reporting, we are pleased to invite you to the third event from the MiFID II Series. With the aim of improving investor protection, MiFID II takes a firmer stance by imposing new/additional requirements in several areas, including dealings...

TASKFORCE NEWS
As part of the Cybersecurity@CEPS Initiative, CEPS is launching a Task Force on Software Vulnerability Disclosure in Europe on September 27th. Although software vulnerability disclosure has been the subject of a lively debate in the information security arena for several decades, recent events have created a heightened sense of urgency...
PAST EVENTS
Estonia is committed to using its EU Council Presidency to make a big leap forward towards a digital Europe. Drawing on its experience as one of the most digitalised countries in Europe, the Presidency will host 45 events devoted to the digital agenda, one of which CEPS will be co-organising...
At the height of the crisis, some commentators and politicians argued that euro area member states were too economically heterogeneous to form a lasting union. Speaking at CEPS on July 3rd, Professor Waltraud Schelkle of the London School of Economics took exception to this view, countering that diversity is precisely...
On June 8th, the European Commission reported on the progress made so far in implementing the 2015 Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan. The mid-term review was also the occasion for setting out nine new priority actions with a timeline to be unveiled in the coming months. These recent developments...
Due to their geographical proximity to areas of conflict and instability, developing countries host most of the world’s refugees. Poor living conditions and the lack of opportunities to integrate economically and socially induce secondary migration from these countries, often through illegal and thus risky channels. To what extent can measures...
During the 2016 US presidential election, this headline spread rapidly through Facebook, provoking a wave of Tweets and YouTube videos. It looked true. Yet it was false. How should policymakers and social media platforms fight such “fake news”? Participants at the latest CEPS Digital Forum event on September 5th attempted...
CORPORATE NEWS
We are delighted to announce the addition of Apple, Vodafone and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to the ranks of CEPS Corporate Members over the summer.
The most salient political and economic themes marking the autumn rentrée were the topics of discussion at a CEPS corporate breakfast on September 7th, with guest speakers Heidi Hautala, MEP, and Marco Buti, DG of DG Ecfin. Chaired by Joaquín Almunia, participants held forth on migration pressures and EU policy...

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