Brexit negotiations could produce a "Ukraine Plus Model". This is the conclusion reached by the authors of the latest cep Adhoc . They compare the British Prime Minister's ...more [...] Parliament and the European Commission at the House of European Union in Vienna, with a speech by Bert Van Roosebeke on "Occupational retirement provisions in BRD and other European countries" [...] The Commission wants to extend the regulation of telecoms network operators independently of market power in order to speed up the deployment of very high capacity ...more
/29/2017 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 . ...read more [...] public debate. The total number of articles each year, in print media alone, gives rise to a circulation of about 50 million. cep is quoted by all the prominent media and news agencies responsible for
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
Removing regulatory barriers to cross-border 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 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 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 – 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 solutions and even might restrict institutional competition. Furthermore, many of the proposals made under the headline initiatives could lead to inefficient outcomes.
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
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 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 States’ authorities would improve product safety substantially. Promoting “sustainable consumption behaviour“ is an indication that the Commission has given up on the concept of the responsible
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
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
European Union (probably on 18 October 2016). The Court however requires the Federal Government to ensure, - that a Council Decision on provisional application will only include areas of CETA which indisputably fall within the 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 [...] requirements are complied with, 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