resolution On Wednesday 5th April, the European Parliament voted on a resolution in which they set out their conditions for a final approval of any withdrawal [...] the EU and London will be clarified. Although many things are still open, analysts of cep expects that Brexit negotiations could... ...read more 14-03-2017 Green light for the reform of waste legislation A majority in the European Parliament voted for the reform of the
's creditworthiness is sinking at the worst possible time - right as the country attempts to negotiate its way out of the European Union, said Handelsblatt Global Edition. ...read [...] 29-01-2017 Britain could strike a 'Ukraine Plus' style Brexit deal Business Insider: Since Brits voted to leave the European Union last June, all manner of different Brexit models have been mentioned, but a whole new type of deal has now been suggested by think-tank, the Centre for European Policy .
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday at a joint press conference with 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 new Turkish Stream pipeline project “it will get good money from transit, we are talking about 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
In a 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 multibillion-euro 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 [...] such 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
Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem has warned that EU member 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 reported. Dijsselbloem, who is Dutch finance minister, called for more joint investment in border guarding and for more support for refugee camps in 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
Bert Van Roosebeke, a 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 Eastern member states want more power returned to national parliaments, bigger players such as France and Germany are adamant that 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. ...read on
If EFSF assistance is provided without being linked to fundamental reform requirements, or if 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 countries. Additional subsequent payments made by individual 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 no impact on the basic data of a state; in fact
MEPs are threatening 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 of the latest cep Adhoc .
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 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 legitimate. This scrutiny should provide national supervisors with the necessary room for manoeuvre but at the same time prevent guidelines from offending against the national