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 [...] 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 [...] g as well as in the international area, e.g. AFP, AGI Agenzia Italia, AP, Bloomberg, Financial Times, New York Times, Reuters, The Prague Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today. The cepPolicyBriefs appear
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
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
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
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.
ry wording. In particular, the future role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is unclear. According to the Joint Report, the agreement on the rights of EU and UK citizens is to be [...] in line with the case law of the Court of Justice, which was given up to the date of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Elsewhere, it states that the UK courts "shall have due regard" to the CJEU's case law [...] this in time. The latter provision could be understood as merely a reference to the former provision. However, the two provisions could also be interpreted in such a way that the case-law of the CJEU, which
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