• Innovation and entrepreneurship are key pillars of economic growth and well-being. They may also serve as a crucial driver of Europe’s future economic (and possibly political) recovery. Everywhere around the world, innovation and entrepreneurship are evoked as major avenues for achieving economic growth and competitiveness, while recent debates also aim at reconciling sustainability and governance. This should come as no surprise: economic theory is unanimous in concluding that both innovation and entrepreneurship are key contributors to long-term well-being.

  • Among the many responses to the financial crisis, the most novel has been the insistence on creating resolution frameworks for the financial sector. Banks must now have detailed resolution plans readily available, and authorities are invested with the fullest powers to apply early intervention policies in the event that minimum capital requirements are not met, with the possibility to wipe out shareholders and bail-in debtors. For banking union (BU), this took the form of a new EU authority with the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM).

  • For many years the EU has been making gradual process towards the completion of an internal market for electricity and gas and the European Council had set a date to complete it by 2014.  More recently, the EU’s climate and energy objectives for example in the context of the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework has raised issues on whether the current ‘market design’ of EU’s electricity markets is adequate to ensure low-carbon development in a cost-effective way or whether it should be adjusted.  

  • The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on the EU ETS Review Issues is the third initiative of the  CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.

    Among the contributions made by this TF we can count:

  • The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on the CDM Policy Review is the second initiative of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.

  • The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on New Market Mechanisms under the UNFCCC is the first initiative of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.
     

  • Completed task forces

    Not at any time in the history of the European Community have labour markets diverged to the extent they do today. Labour shortages are reported in Germany – the EU's largest labour market – and Austria, where firms struggle to live up to their full potential. At the same time, unemployment is an enormous social problem in some southern European countries – with millions of unemployed individuals at all levels of skills and qualifications.

  • The ECRI Task Force (TF) aims to help pave the way in setting the 2014-19 European Commission’s agenda for retail financial services, in particular consumer credit. The objective is for TF to represent all stakeholders, including policy-makers, experts, industry and consumer representatives.