CEPS News February 2018

Future of Europe: Difficult and unavoidable decisions in prospect of Brexit

In response to the results of last year’s referendum in the UK and the European-wide rise of populism and Euroscepticism, a strong reform agenda has emerged in the EU. In 2017, various stakeholders contributed their ideas on how to improve European governance. This year, the EU must grapple with at...

Research

CEPS launches new network on EU citizens’ rights

The Justice and Home Affairs unit at CEPS has recently been awarded funding by DG JUST to establish a new academic network on European Citizenship Rights. The EU-CITZEN Network, composed of CEPS (as coordinator), the Danish Institute for Human Rights, ICCR Budapest Foundation, Maastricht University, the European University Institute and...

CEPS project explore employment and working conditions under crowd employment

Over the past two years, the platform economy has rapidly gained ground in the EU, giving rise to new forms of employment and making its mark on the sectors in which these platforms are concentrated. Crowd employment, which involves paid work intermediated through such an online platform, comes with benefits...

Conflict prevention and peacebuilding project bears fruit

The EU-CIVCAP project, funded by the European Union as part of the Horizon 2020 research programme, assesses all aspects of EU conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities and policies. Now in its final year, the project’s research outputs are becoming available at an accelerating pace. CEPS is the main consortium member...

Rule-of-law backsliding: Is there a way forward for the EU?

The rule of law is increasingly attracting the attention of the EU institutions, especially now that constitutional capture has become an accepted state of affairs in both Hungary and Poland. On December 20th, the European Commission invoked Article 7(1) procedure against Poland and is currently considering taking the same action...
Upcoming events
IDEAS LAB 2018

CEPS Ideas Lab 2018 is approaching

Come February 22-23, CEPS will hold its yearly Ideas Lab, which brings together Europe's top decision-makers and thinkers to discuss the major issues confronting the EU. This year's event takes its inspiration from the theme “Europe - Back on Track”. Over the two-days, the high-level event offers a smorgasbord of...
CEPS' EXPERTISE

House of Commons taps CEPS expertise on Brexit

The House of Commons Committee for Exiting the EU has launched an overarching inquiry into the progress of the UK’s negotiations on withdrawing from the EU. The Committee has now begun to examine the trade agreements the EU has entered into with various countries around the world to draw possible...
PAST MEETINGS

MiFID II will profoundly affect the portfolio management business

Of all the issues addressed by MiFID II in the EU’s securities markets, its impact will be most pronounced in the portfolio management business. The requirements to unbundle payment for investment research from execution services at the firm level, and sales from investment advice at the retail level will call...

Katainen reflects on the future of European defence

CEPS was pleased to welcome Jyrki Katainen, Commission Vice-President responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, as the guest speaker at the third meeting of the Future of Europe project at CEPS on January 19th. In a wide-ranging discussion chaired by CEPS Director Daniel Gros, Vice-President Katainen spoke about the...

Industry 4.0 - Implications for an EU industrial policy

Technological change is driving the dramatic transformation of advanced economies. Boosted by digital innovation, “Fordist” production processes are being replaced by a more flexible work organisation. Traditional enterprises are confronted with making radical changes in their business models, in response to demands for new products and services. This upheaval, the...

Estonia's Digital Presidency wrap-up

Estonia is synonymous with transparent and efficient e-services – and the Estonian Presidency of the European Council, during the second half of 2017, accelerated the adoption of a digital Europe. In this latter capacity, Estonia lead negotiations on a series of important digital issues and hosted an extensive range of...

Cybersecurity in the EU: Living within a paradox of progress

Why is cybersecurity becoming so important today? We are all familiar with the names of last year’s cyber-attacks, such Wannacry and Petya. 2018 kicked off with Meltdown and Spectre, two of the most damaging computer security flaws we’ve ever seen. But, accordingly to “ Global Trends: The Paradox of Progress...

Equipping populations with the skills to shape and secure their digital future

What skills are needed for the digital future? This important question drove the discussion at a workshop at the latest Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, organised by CEPS in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Support the Information Society (ICC BASIS), the Federation of Indian...

To work – or not to work?

Many people face this crucial question as they approach retirement age. A plethora of factors come into play in shaping individual choices of whether to prolong a career: the working conditions, employment prospects, household circumstances (e.g. the situation of one’s spouse or partner, caring responsibilities for family members), major events...
TASK FORCE NEWS

Towards a European Cyber Shield Agency

The security of cyberspace has gradually become a key priority both for the protection of critical infrastructure and for military purposes. The defence of cyberspace, however, is often at a structural disadvantage, especially against attacks of a global or cross-border nature. In Europe, this is due to the fragmented nature...
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