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.

 

 

2020

The Commission is to release the Digital Markets Act, a legislative proposal aimed at ensuring competition in digital markets. In light of two public consultations and a speech by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, a cepInput examines the Commission’s plans.

2020

The EU-Commission presents several measures and tools to fight COVID-19 disinformation on online platforms. A cepPolicyBrief assesses the Commission’s approach.

2020

The public debt ratios of Germany and France are currently diverging strongly. As a result, the two countries might be pursuing different policy objectives, such as the reactivation of the Stability and Growth Pact. This endangers the stability of the euro area. A cepInput looks at the causes of this development and shows strategies to counteract it.

2020

By means of a Council recommendation, the EU Commission wants to improve the comparability of vocational qualifications acquired in the Member States and integrate modern competence requirements into the curriculum. A cepPolicyBrief examines the proposal.

2020

In response to the economic shock caused by COVID-19, the EU Commission presented a "recovery package for the capital markets" in the summer, which is currently being discussed by the European Parliament. In three analyses the Centre for European Policy has evaluated the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), the Prospectus Directive and the Securitisation and Capital Adequacy Directive.

2020

Europe is falling further and further behind the United States and China, particularly in the areas of data economy and cloud computing. A cepStudy commissioned by the software provider SAP identifies three priorities and proposes seventeen detailed recommendations for policy measures that will enable the EU to take a leading role in the digital economy.

2020

For the first time, the EU wants to take measures to reduce CO2 emissions from maritime transport. The first part of a two-part cepInput takes stock of the current climate policy situation at global and EU level and assesses the impact of possible measures.

2020

The EU Commission intends to present a new strategy for sustainable financing in the coming months. In spring 2020, it had already held a consultation on the subject. On the basis of the consultation document, the Center for European Policy is examining the ideas that are likely to feed into the new strategy.

2020

A Temporary Framework published by the European Commission sets up the conditions that COVID-19-related state aid measures have to fulfil in order not to violate EU law. This cepInput assesses the impact on competition in the Single Market that the design of the state aid measures contained in the Temporary Framework will have.