Green light for the reform of waste legislation A majority in the European Parliament voted for the reform of the European waste legislation. The Commission had [...] Europe will only succeed together! cep at Pulse of Europe On the day of the first round of the presidential elections in France, cep-expert Urs Pötzsch [...] Minister Theresa May made the formal request to leave the EU. Now the future relations between the EU and London will be clarified. Although many things are still open, analysts of cep expects that Brexit
POLITICO: We’ve heard about the Norwegian and Swiss systems for life outside the EU, how about the “Ukraine Plus” model? The Center for European Policy has more. [...] for the EU Economic experts went to great lengths to warn voters about the risks of Brexit, but British voters have decided to withdraw from the European Union [...] Interviews in the Press and Reports in Selected Online Media in the Current Year cep's analyses and commentaries, surveys and assessments carry substantial weight in the public debate. The total number
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Moscow that Greece could become “a major transit country for the whole of the south of Europe and not only the south but maybe for central Europe.” If Greece joins Russia’s [...] which stipulates that the gas supplier cannot be the operator of the pipeline at the same time. “This means that Gazprom cannot have any strategical influence on pipelines in the EU and cannot deny its [...] hundreds of millions of euros every year just for transit, just like that,” Putin said. cep energy expert Moritz Bonn, however, notes that the Turkish Stream pipeline needs to meet the requirements of the EU’s
new research paper, the organisation suggests that the UK could follow a so-called "Ukraine Plus" model and establish a relationship with the EU similar to that of the Eastern European state. ...read on
The collapse of the Portuguese bank seemed to have all the makings of a disaster. With little warning, a government in one of Europe’s most financially weak countries was suddenly confronted with a mu [...] rescue of Banco Espírito Santo. ... Analysts were wary on Monday of drawing too much reassurance from the relatively orderly way that Portuguese and European Union regulators managed the rescue. The government [...] readily available funds. “If the problem is too big and the country is too weak, it might be difficult,” said Bert Van Roosebeke, head of financial markets at the Center for European Policy, a research group
states which fail to adequately guard the external borders of the European Union and do not take in a fair share of refugees could find themselves outside the borders of a future “mini-Schengen” zone, Reuters [...] Turkey and Lebanon.”If we do not do it in the external borders of the EU's 28 members, or in the Schengen zone, then maybe we will have to do it on the level of a mini-Schengen zone,” Dijsselbloem said [...] interview in Belgian business dailies De Tijd and L'Echo. See also our cepInput on the empirical and legal aspects of the refugee crisis.
political scientist at the Center for European Politics in Freiburg, Germany, said that the differences of opinion between the member states are so big that it's difficult to see a remedy in the near future. Whereas [...] solutions to joint difficulties should take place at the EU level, he said. "These problems are not suddenly going to disappear. For the next few years, the EU is going to be at a standstill," said Van Roosebeke
euro states to the EFSF could lead to uncontrollable burdens on public budgets in the affected states. EFSF loans to recapitalise banks increase the pressure for reforms. The purchase of state bonds has [...] these are not complied with, the current crisis will be further perpetuated through the EFSF. Countries receiving EFSF assistance should not be entitled to decide on the payment of further tranches to other [...] has no impact on the basic data of a state; in fact, they weaken the pressure for reforms. They are not necessary in order to rescue financial institutions as they can be rescued directly in future. Financial
to block the Brexit Agreement if their demands are not taken into account. In the following, Brexit negotiations could produce a "Ukraine Plus Model". This is the conclusion reached by the authors [...] authors of the latest cep Adhoc .