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.
With a new Circular Economy Action Plan, the EU Commission wants to create a "circular plastics economy" in the European Union. A cep study evaluates the requirements for implementing the action plan.
The EU Commission is currently reviewing the legal framework for economic governance in the EU, in particular the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). In order to give the member states more fiscal room for manoeuvre in the corona crisis, the SGP was also suspended in March. A cepInput advocates a simplification of the SGP.
On 10 June 2020, the European Parliament and the Council reached a compromise on amendments to the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR quick-fix). The amendments shall allow banks to channel funds to businesses and households and to absorb the economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. cep has assessed the agreement in a cepPolicyBrief.
The EU Commission has announced numerous measures to create a circular economy, which should increase economic growth while simultaneously reducing the use of resources. We have evaluated these in a cepPolicyBrief.
The European Commission proposes mandatory legal requirements for high-risk artificial intelligence (AI) applications, which must be followed by AI developers and users across the EU. A cepPolicyBrief evaluates the approach of the Commission's White Paper.
In January 2020, the EU Commission published a consultation paper on "fair minimum wages". The aim is a legal binding measure for minimum wages at EU level. The cepInput examines the legal question on the leeway available to the Commission in this context.