According to diginomica, The Centre for European Policy has criticised many aspects of the European Commission’s proposed e-card to create a closer knit EU services [...] 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. [...] 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
cep’s view, the Commission should be allowed to ask the Council and the European Parliament for a non-binding opinion where the representatives of the Member States fail to deliver an option in the comitology [...] procedure. An opinion from the two EU institutions with the most democratic legitimacy could give the Commission political orientation. This would strengthen the democratic legitimacy of politically contentious [...] contentious decisions made by the Commission in the comitology procedure.
Parliament and the Council should not seek to resolve political conflicts by way of Level 2 measures. In cep's view, consultations with the ESAs at an early stage, in Parliament and the Council, could promote [...] promote a uniform understanding of the mandate. In addition, political scrutiny at national level - by Parliament or the responsible ministry -, of whether EU guidelines should in fact be complied with, is perfectly [...] scrutiny should provide national supervisors with the necessary room for manoeuvre but at the same time prevent guidelines from offending against the national political will.
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 .
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 Judgement of the Constitutional Court paves the way for Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel to vote in favour of the agreement when it comes to the ballot in the Council of the European [...] there is no risk of any serious detriment, either to the rights of the applicants or to the German Bundestag's participation rights, such as would justify an interim injunction as part of an impact assessment [...] competence of the European Union, - that, until a decision has been passed by the Federal Constitutional Court in the main action, there must be sufficient democratic accountability for the resolutions passed
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
for misselling. Since 2010, several attempts of the European commission to expand the scope of protection of the directive failed due to the resistance of the member states. It remains to be seen whether [...] if private bondholders of Italian banks were excluded from bail-in, this would amount to an expansion of the existing scope of protection of the deposit guarantee system. The Italian government would [...] have participated in the losses (“bail-in”). cep financial expert Van Roosebeke: “This problem can be solved within the BRRD Directive. The directive allows for exceptions of the bail-in obligation for
According to the European Commission both countries missed the deadline to correct their deficits. Spain was not able to meet the target of 4.2% of GDP set by the Commission – instead Spain`s deficit reached [...] a deficit of 4.4%. On Tuesday (July 12) European finance ministers will decide whether to back the move to fine Spain and Portugal. Should the recommendation by the Commission be approved, the two euro [...] euro area countries could be hit with fines as well as a partial suspension of funding commitments.
states back the reform proposals. cep economist Bert van Roosebeke told Spiegel Online he doubted that the details of the proposals will play a deciding role in the outcome of the referendum. “The debate is [...] for The Times newspaper, taken in the two days after British Prime Minister David Cameron set out a proposed EU reform deal, showed 45 percent of Britons would vote to leave the EU compared with the 36 [...] reported. European Council President Donald Tusk had published the draft terms for a new EU membership deal for Britain on Tuesday. The YouGov survey found that just 22 percent of voters agree that the deal