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.




Last year the European Commission announced the launch of an antitrust investigation into the Insurance Ireland data pooling system. The Commission wants to assess whether the conditions of access to the system are in breach of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), which prohibits anticompetitive agreements.


Cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and central bank digital currencies. What will the money of the future look like? A cepInput provides information about what money is, what it looks like today and what it might look like in the future.


The European Commission launched an European strategy for artificial intelligence (AI) and released a White Paper on it. Based on a leaked Commission document, cep had assessed the plans in advance.


The budgetary instrument for convergence and competitiveness should provide that eurozone countries that implement structural reforms will receive money which must be use for investment by way of co-financing. A total annual volume of 2.4 billion euros is being discussed. The cep has evaluated the instrument in an input.


After tough negotiations, the European Parliament and EU Member States have agreed on an EU taxonomy. They have thereby provided a binding definition for environmentally sustainable activities and investments. cep has assessed the agreement in an Adhoc.


In a Communication, the EU Commission has outlined the current status of harmonisation by way of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU and sets out what remains to be done to improve its uniform application. In May 2018, the GDPR replaced the existing Data Protection Directive.


The pricing of CO2 emissions in the transport and building sectors dominates the climate policy debate both in France and in Germany. With a cepInput, cep and cepFrance jointly analyse and evaluate strategies and instruments of carbon pricing in both countries, highlighting differences and similarities.