CEPS News February 2017

Trump: Goading and Testing the EU

Amid the public controversy over what have so far been largely symbolic gestures, the real intentions of the Trump presidency are only slowly beginning to emerge. The policy areas in which President Trump has chosen to act give Europe a clearer idea of his priorities. All in all, it seems...

Research

CEPS progressing in preparing its advanced degree module in EU policies

The Integrated Programme in European Policy Studies (IPEPS), launched in 2015, is now entering a promising phase. In the last few months, CEPS has established a partnership with nine universities across Europe, namely Corvinus University, Erasmus University, HTW (Berlin), LUISS, SAIS, University of Duisburg-Essen, University of Edinburg, University of Lisbon...

European unemployment insurance

Over the past two years, CEPS has carried out a large-scale research project for the European Commission on the “Feasibility and Added Value of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme”, in partnership with KULeuven, Eftheia, CamEcon, ISER and the ZEW. The project has aimed to assess the legal and operational feasibility...

Inclusive growth in Europe

It has been nearly a decade since the outbreak of the crisis, yet people across Europe are still suffering under the consequences, which include reduced living standards as well as increased inequalities and poverty. These issues were at the heart of the InGRID research infrastructure project, which aimed to integrate...

Inclusive socio economic development for the MED region – EMNES Tunis conference

The Euro-Mediterranean Network of Economic Studies (EMNES), led by CEPS, held its first international conference in Tunis on 15 December 2016. Opened with a speech by Tunisia’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the event welcomed the participation of high level experts and policy-makers from the Mediterranean region, as...

Migration: A driver of economic growth?

In the context of its Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM), CEPS organised an event on the potential productivity gains to be derived from migration. Florence Jaumotte, a senior economist at the IMF, presented her latest research on the longer-term impact of migration on GDP per capita, and hence...

Socio-economic inclusion and labour security of persons on the move

Over the last three years, the EURANET project has highlighted the diversity and heterogeneity of temporary migration and the challenges posed by laws and policies to the socio-economic inclusion and labour security of persons on the move. Within this framework, CEPS conducted an in-depth investigation of the institutional actors and...

Transnational migration and its legal and political implications

Transnational migration poses legal and political questions that merit research-based answers. To deliver such answers is the aim of the TRANSMIC project, an EU-funded training network of PhD and post-doctoral researchers coordinated by Maastricht University. TRANSMIC combines training and research on transnational migration, giving young researchers the opportunity to contribute...
Upcoming events
HIGHLIGHTS

Success for CEPS in Global Think Tank Ranking

We are proud to announce that CEPS once again featured prominently in the Global Go To Think Tank Index 2016 (GTTI) , produced by Prof. James McGann at the University of Pennsylvania. As for the last ten years, CEPS was ranked among the top ten "Think Tanks Worldwide" (climbing up...
Upcoming CEPS Ideas Lab 2017

CEPS Ideas Lab 2017

In just three years, CEPS Ideas Lab has grown to become one of the main events in the Brussels calendar. With over 100 speakers, 2 plenaries, 33 sessions, 4 special evening sessions and 4 breakfast sessions, the Ideas Lab 2017 promises to be another resounding success. The line-up at this...
EVENTS

Towards fairer corporate taxation: Will the measures do the job in third countries?

Tax optimisation is widely practiced among large corporations and high-wealth individuals. These practices were relatively unknown to the public until the past few years, with the disclosure of questionable tax structures in the Lux Leaks, Panama Papers, Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks, etc. These revelations have led to a paradigm shift...

Unleashing Ukraine’s economic potential

Since the Maidan protests of 2013-14, Ukraine has achieved impressive reforms despite a challenging security situation in the east. The macroeconomic situation has stabilised and the economy is slowly recovering, with GDP growth returning last year. The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the EU, applied provisionally since...

The Russian economy inches forward: Will that suffice to turn the tide?

Although the recession continued in Russia throughout 2016, the pace of GDP decline has slowed down. The Russian government continued its adjustment to low oil prices and the effects of sanctions that were imposed in 2014. These measures include the introduction of flexible exchange rates, cuts in public spending and...

Brexit: Who is the biggest loser?

Within the coming months, negotiations will be officially kicked-off between the EU27 and the UK on the post-Brexit relationship. Much attention has been given to the potential impact on the British economy but far less to the consequences for the other member states. On February 7th, CEPS hosted a conference...

SMES in the Capital Markets Union

Following the European Commission’s public consultation on the Capital Markets Union (CMU), which it launched in January with a view to completing the mid-term review of the CMU by June 2017, the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) organised a lunchtime seminar at CEPS on February 8th to discuss the Commission’s...

The CAP after 2020

One week after the European Commission launched a public consultation on modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020, CEPS and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council (DAFC) jointly hosted two panel discussions on February 9th on the future of the EU’s CAP. This well-attended event gathered leading academics and...
CORPORATE EVENTS

Commission VP Šefčovič outlines next steps for the energy union

CEPS was pleased to welcome Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič at a breakfast meeting on January 26th, at which he reviewed the key aspects of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” proposals of November 2016. The wide-ranging discussion addressed numerous topics, including the growing role of electricity consumers and prosumers, energy poverty,...

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