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
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
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.
research activities through the establishment of a “European Research Area” increases Europe’s potential for innovation. The instrumentalisation of public procurement for the promotion of innovation leads to massive [...] massive distortion of competition and encourages a subtle form of protectionism. The innovation plans through “European Innovation Partnerships“ that it propagates instead, could be misused for industrial [...] industrial policy purposes and also lead to distortion of competition.
The strategy „Europe 2020“ constitutes the beginning of a European economic governance with sharp interventionist traits in terms of industrial policy interests. For four out of five key targets however [...] solutions and even might restrict institutional competition. Furthermore, many of the proposals made under the headline initiatives could lead to inefficient outcomes. [...] however – namely employment policy, R&D, educational policy and the fight against poverty – concerted action at EU level is not at all justified, as it does not generate any added value compared to national
Assessing the burdens inflicted upon SME could help prevent a disproportionate amount of burdens. Improving law enforcement, also by means of infringement proceedings, reduces legal uncertainty. In view [...] substantially. Promoting “sustainable consumption behaviour“ is an indication that the Commission has given up on the concept of the responsible consumer. [...] view of inefficient administrative structures in several Member States and tight public budgets it is questionable whether new EU rules on market surveillance and exchange of information between the Member
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
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.
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
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