Centre for European Policy Studies
Thinking ahead for Europe
'The economy of Europe is recovering and its pace of development is good'.
“There is discretion on the outcome, but not on the process. They will have to hold the meeting if the target is met … but there is there is nothing that would force the Commission into any decision”.
Monthly column on why does immigration remain at the top of many Europeans’ minds.
“Our experience is that once there is a bubble it’s very often resistant to small interest-rate increases”
“Higher interest rates do not need to be the harbingers of wider financial-market instability”
"The current German interest in the European Commission is puzzling, since they're already quite present at the administrative level"
“Greece has not yet been saved. Whether the country will ever return to sustainable growth is not yet certain"
"Success stories are badly needed"
"Accommodating Britain would put political pressure on the EU to improve access for other non-EU states and annoy Norway, which pays for EU market access"
Why the trade truce agreed by Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker is bad for China
"The promise to buy more U.S. agricultural products is both empty and easy to fulfill"
" President Trump prefers to negotiate with individual member states rather than with the EU and tries to find tools (such as tariffs on cars) to split the EU politically. "
"Facebook’s earnings hit shows tougher regulation is hitting the bottom line"
"Technology and health will extend working life"
"Donald Trump now says he's ready to call them off, yet ahead of meeting blaming the EU for its alleged unwillingness to reciprocate. The EU should be sceptical that Trump is serious about reviving TTIP."
"European Commission's offer for the College to meet with Georgian leaders every year is exceptional when compared with other third countries"
"[The EU Low Carbon Roadmap 2050] will raise many new fundamental questions, from state aid to tariffs"
"The experience in the Baltic countries has shown that if a country with a much lower income level joins, it might get into a dangerous boom bust cycle"
In directly rebuking Trump, "Donald Tusk gave value to the European ideal and the multilateral collaboration the EU believes in"
"Real question is not how to keep migrants away from Europe's borders, but which country should be responsible for those who have already entered EU territory"