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.

 

 

2019

EU gas supply rules have been comprehensively reformed over the last three years. The cep has assessed the reform in an input.

2019

The EU wants to combat disinformation more effectively, particularly via the Internet. This is based on a joint communication from the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

2019

On 30 July 2019, the German Federal Constitutional Court has decided whether the single supervisory mechanism (SSM) of the euro zone complies with the German constitution. The question of whether the ECB's banking supervision is covered by the European Treaties is especially relevant. In an Adhoc, the cep assesses a recent ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on this issue.

2019

The EU promotes the development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In its AI strategy, the EU also addresses the challenges and risks and demands that AI has to be “trustworthy”. Therefore, AI should be subject to appropriate legal norms and follow ethical rules.

2019

The EU has reformed the rules guaranteeing the safety of road infrastructure. cep provides the following assessment of the amendments that have been passed to the Road Safety Management Directive.

2019

The EU Commission proposed a directive on the posting of drivers in 2017. In the meantime, the Council and the EU Parliament have defined their positions.

2019

In March 2019, the EU Regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector was politically agreed. This cepAdhoc gives an overview of its main elements and assesses them.

2019

EU legislation on the internal electricity market has been comprehensively reformed. cep gives the following assessment of the reform.

2019

An expert group of the EU Commission plans to present recommendations on an EU standard for green bonds in mid-June. In a cepInput, the cep gives an overview of the market for green bonds in the EU and analyses the initial proposals of the expert group for the development of the standard.

2019

The EU-Commission wants to support the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in order to safeguard the EU's global competitiveness. For this purpose, the EU Commission proposes a three-pillar "AI Strategy". The Commission is calling on the Member States to adapt their education and social systems to the new working environment.

2019

In June 2019, the EU-Commission will publish final guidelines regarding the disclosure of climate related, non-financial information by large public interest companies. This cepAdhoc gives an overview of a draft version of the guidelines and analyses their legal value.

2019

The EU has passed a new mechanism for “Governance of the Energy Union” in order to regulate energy and climate policy in the EU. It aims to achieve the EU’s energy and climate targets and to coordinate the measures of the EU and its Member States post-2021. cep provides an assessment of the new rules in an Input.

2019

The Commission wants to foster cross-border investment by improving legal certainty in cross-border transactions of claims.

2019

On 28 March 2019, the EU Parliament voted on the green EU taxonomy, while the Council has not taken a position yet. This cepAdhoc presents and evaluates the Parliament's position.

2019

The EU wants to support the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in order to safeguard the EU’s global competitiveness. For this purpose, the EU Commission has submitted two Communications and a “Coordinated Plan” in which it proposes a three-pillar “AI Strategy”.