Technology is rapidly changing the workplace and fears that robots will destroy jobs are dominating the discussion over the future of employment - but is this the reality? Businesses can grow rapidly thanks to digital transformation.
With 3 building blocks, 7 key areas of priority and 42 policy actions, has the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project been successful in delivering deeper and more integrated capital markets in the EU? The opinions on progress (or lack thereof) are certainly mixed.
For the past two years, CEPS has been researching the development of the platform economy in Belgium and, in particular, the way social partners, the government and workers have been reacting to this new phenomenon.
In response to the growing popularity of electronic payments, legislative security requirements have been strengthened with the Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2) and the accompanying Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS).
Irregular migration across the Mediterranean is still high on Europe’s political agenda. Admittedly, there are fewer people attempting to cross the Sea, but the current situation may not be sustainable.
The economic landscape in Europe has changed over the last decades. The global financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent European sovereign debt crisis, revealed serious flaws in the institutional design of the European economic architecture.
The ratio of EU household debt to income rose in 2017. Albeit small, this increase was the first noted in six years. In that context, several observers are already warning of an increase in the risk of household over-indebtedness.