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

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

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

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

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 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

In February 2019, the European Parliament and the Council agreed on amendments to the rules on derivatives clearing. A cepAdhoc explains the changes and assess them.

2019

With a regulation, the EU Commission wants to create the framework for sustainable investments. In order to attain this, the criteria that economic activities must comply with to qualify as “environmentally sustainable” are now set out.

2019

The Commission wants to facilitate the scaling up of crowdfunding services in the European internal market. This will be based on a Regulation submitted by the Commission. It forms part of the Commission’s agenda to establish a Capital Markets Union.

2019

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.