Thinking ahead for Europe

CEPS News October 2015

To adopt refugee quotas or not: Is that the question?

Sergio Carrera
Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs Unit

Throughout the past month, the refugee crisis has dominated discussions across the EU. European leaders have been under immense pressure to respond to the horrific suffering of refugees fleeing war and seeking asylum in the EU. One of the most controversial initiatives has been a provisional EU relocation system,...

In September, CEPS launched a new set of post-graduate educational and training activities, organised under the name of the CEPS Academy. The objective of this programme is to prepare the next generation of policy-makers by leveraging on CEPS’ extensive expertise and knowledge of EU policy-making. The initiative is aimed at...
In anticipation of the full ratification of the 2012 EU-Vietnam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) and ahead of the conclusion of a brand-new Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which was agreed in principle on August 4th, the EU-Vietnam Strategic Dialogue Facility continues to support Vietnam’s development through the implementation of activities...
On September 16th, CEPS hosted the first of a series of meetings organised under ‘Firstrun’, a 3-year project funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme. Started in March 2015, the project aims to investigate the need for fiscal policy coordination in the EU. It...
Upcoming events
October 2015
Tuesday 13:15 - 14:30
October 2015
Tuesday 13:15 - 14:30

Security is no longer perceived as just the absence of war. It now also includes such elements as development, freedom and justice, all of which form a comprehensive concept of security. 

In the ongoing European Global Strategy discourse, the comprehensive approach is now increasingly seen as a method rather than...

October 2015
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

In recent years, and in the face of numerous and interconnected global economic, climate and food crises, the concept of a green economy has been at the centre of policy and academic debates. At the EU level, a number of policy initiatives, including the EU 2020 strategy, the Roadmap to...

October 2015
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30

The ECMI Annual Conference is a landmark event in Brussels that brings together policy-makers, academics and international experts to discuss challenges for European capital-markets integration policies and global financial reforms. This year's conference will discuss how EU institutions can set long-term goals against the background of highly volatile market conditions....

October 2015
Tuesday 13:15 - 14:30

Meeting postponed. New date will be announced shortly. 

October 2015
Tuesday 16:30 - 18:00

 CEPS event supported by the US Mission to the EU 


October 2015
Wednesday 13:15 - 18:00

This conference in cooperation with NERA Economic Consulting, will examine the competitive dynamics of digital markets, and the extent to which current economic models used to assess competition deliver sound results. The conference will also focus on the European Commission’s Digital Single Market consultation and its review...

CEPS and the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) in Washington, D.C. have worked together for the past two years to provide an in-depth analysis of the substance and technicalities of the ongoing TTIP negotiations. No less than 26 European and US scholars participated in the joint project, successfully overcoming the...
No call for policy action has been heard more consistently than the one demanding structural reforms. It echoes as a remedy for economic ills across Europe; from Helsinki to Athens. But can structural reforms be a pillar for renewing growth? A one-day CEPS conference on September 16th explored the potential...
Bureaucracy must learn to improve itself continuously. Therefore, data analytics and visualisation should play an important role, both in helping policy-makers to take smarter decisions, but also to mobilise citizens more effectively and better inform them on public policies. To support this reflection, a team of experts from Technopolis Group,...
In response to international and EU commitments, EU member states have adopted strategies and programmes aimed at contributing to a greener development pathway. The concepts of green economy and sustainable development also are receiving significant attention in the context of the discussions about the post-2015 United Nations development agenda and...
CEPS recently collaborated with the IE Business School to organise a workshop on corporate tax transparency. The event, held September 24th at CEPS, was opened by Elena Herrero-Beaumont, Director of the International Executive Programme of Global and Corporate Affairs, who emphasised the debate’s timeliness and topicality. Karel Lannoo, CEPS CEO,...
Setting-up a framework for the orderly resolution of financial institutions without using taxpayers’ money is one of the key challenges in the post-financial crisis era. In the course of discussions among the members of the CEPS Task Force on Implementing Financial Sector Resolution, various initiatives for the different types of...
Innovation and entrepreneurship are unanimously considered key pillars of economic growth and well-being and pivotal drivers of Europe’s economic (and possibly political) recovery. Against this background, the first meeting of the new CEPS Task Force “Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe: People, Places and Policies”, held in Brussels on September...

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