Publication Archive

This archive contains all documents published by cep over the last few years:

cepAdhoc: Incisive comment on current EU policy issues.

cepPolicyBrief: Concise 4-page reviews of EU proposals (Regulations, Directives, Green Papers, White Papers, Communications) – including a brief summary and economic and legal assessments.

cepInput: Impulse to current discussions of EU policies.

cepStudy: Comprehensive examination of EU policy proposals affecting the economy.




The Commission proposes to force financial market participants and financial advisors to disclose to what extent they take environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into account when making investment decisions or providing financial advice. We analyse the Commission‘s proposal and present the negotiating positions of the Council and the European Parliament.


The EU Commission has summarised its long-term climate policy targets in a Communication. Under the heading “A Clean Planet for all” it presents its vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy.


The EU Commission wants to achieve a reduction in the high stocks of non-performing loans. A Directive on credit servicers, credit purchasers and the recovery of collateral aims to prevent a future increase.


As part of a Reform Support Programme, the Commission plans to make available around € 22 billion to EU Member States for structural reforms. For this purpose, the EU Commission has proposed a Regulation.


The European Commission wants to create a more competitive and innovative European financial sector with initiatives on new financial technologies. Therefore it has submitted a FinTech action plan.


Whistleblowers are to be given better protection in the EU which will improve the enforcement of EU law. For this purpose, the EU Commission wants a Directive to create mechanisms with minimum standards to protect whistleblowers against retaliation for reporting breaches of specific EU law.


The provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in the EU is to be expanded and its quality improved. The corresponding proposal by the EU Commission for a Council Recommendation relates to children up to compulsory school age, their parents and the staff in ECEC facilities.