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.
The EU Commission wants to clarify the legal framework for cryptocurrencies. A cepInput provides an overview of the current state of regulation and examines whether and under which conditions cryptocurrencies are covered by the main provisions regulating the EU financial markets.
The EU Commission has published guidelines on the application of the Professional Qualifications Recognition Directive to address the shortage of doctors and nurses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. A cepInput evaluates to what extent the guidelines can contribute to combat the increased shortage of skilled workers.
The CJEU is currently hearing a case regarding the French regulation of advertising by pharmacies. A cepInput describes the French regulations, explains the questions of the CJEU proceedings, looks at the Italian and German regulations in comparison and assesses the Opinion of the Advocate General.
The EU Commission wants to create a Single European Data Space for personal, non-personal, public and business data and promote the sharing, use and re-use of data in the EU. It has announced its plans for this in a communication.
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.