CEPS News December 2015

Research

Fair and Active Ageing − a new CEPS project

Maintaining Europe’s welfare states in the face of increasing longevity will mean encouraging people to work for longer. Fortunately, there is potential to sustain the extension of working lives - a phenomenon already observed in most EU countries. Yet challenges remain in how to design labour market and pensions policies...

InGRID Winter School

Will we all end up self-employed if digital platforms continue to spread? What are the working conditions of digital workers, and who are they? Do they use platforms like AirBnb and Task Rabbit to earn a full-time income or as a secondary source? These were some of the questions that...

Inquiries into the CIA rendition and secret detention programme

Elspeth Guild and Raluca Radescu presented the main findings of a new CEPS study entitled “A Quest for Accountability? EU and Member States’ inquiries into the CIA Rendition and Secret Detention Programme” at the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee on October 13th. The report, which...
Upcoming events

Statistics cost money, but then so do bad decisions

Launch of the 7th Annual Report of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB)

The European Union is unique in the degree to which its policies are based on statistics. The quality of European statistics needs to be ensured through compliance with high professional standards in all Member States. The...

Access to Electronic Data for Law Enforcement Purposes

CEPS, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London

The main purpose of the conference is to explore the legal and policy challenges that mutual legal assistance and cybercrime are posing to EU‐US cooperation.  

Particular attention will be paid to issues of legal competences and accountability: first, the effects...

30 Years of Schengen – Challenges for the EU in times of crisis

The '30 Years of Schengen' Conference

The Schengen Agreement was signed on the 14 June 1985 with a view to enabling freedom of movement in Europe. Together with other initiatives, such as the European Single Act, it represented a milestone in the realisation of what later became known as the...

MEETINGS

What is a platform and should they be regulated?

With ‘platformisation’ rapidly transforming every sector of the economy, some observers have called for regulatory intervention to frame the digital ecosystem. Participants at a CEPS Digital Forum seminar, organised on November 17th with support from the Computer and Communications Association (CCIA), looked at evidence concerning the nature and activities of...

EU Enlargement Policy: How to restore credibility

Following the eagerly awaited publication of the European Commission’s annual “Enlargement Package”, CEPS, in cooperation with the European Commission, organised a debate on November 16th with Simon Mordue, Director for Strategy and Turkey at DG for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiation. Mordue presented the key changes in this year’s package, including...

TTIP dialogue at Intereconomics annual conference

The Intereconomics Annual Conference on TTIP, held at CEPS on November 10th, was well attended and shed light on the ongoing transatlantic negotiations from various angles, including economic impact, the sectoral approach and consumer protection. There are in fact few areas that TTIP does not potentially touch upon. The papers...

Reconciling fiscal growth and consolidation

The launch of the IMF regional report on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) was hosted at CEPS on November 17th. Jörg Decressin, Johannes Wiegand and Ernestro Crivelli presented the outlook for the region, pointing to a healthy pace of growth, with the exception of Russia and other CIS countries...

Is liquidity running dry in global financial markets?

This question was the basis for discussions at an ECMI-CEPS lunchtime meeting held on November 20th at which PwC presented the main findings of their recent Global financial markets liquidity study . In its review of liquidity trends and prospects across a broad range of financial instruments and issuers, using...

A CAP Reform in 2017?

Two panels discussed the past, present and future of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at CEPS on November 13th. The first, chaired by Rolf Moehler former Deputy Director of the European Commission’s DG Agriculture and Rural Development, discussed the economics and politics of the 2014-20 CAP reforms agreed in...
TASKFORCE NEWS

Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe: CEPS Task Force

Technological innovation and digital entrepreneurship may be the key to boosting Europe’s productivity and competitiveness, but on their own they are not enough to deliver growth and jobs, or to propel Europe ahead in the global economy. Formulating a strategic European industrial policy is essential to any innovation policy intervention...
CORPORATE EVENTS

Corporate Breakfast Meeting with Justice Commissioner

European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, was the special guest at a Corporate Breakfast Meeting at CEPS on December 2nd, moderated by Kerstin Born-Sirkel, Director at CEPS. The discussion focused on the future of transatlantic data flows following the Schrems judgment of October 6th in which...

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