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.




Following the uncoordinated and in some cases arbitrary closure of national borders as a result of the Corona crisis, the EU Commission has published Guidelines to better coordinate entry restrictions at the internal market borders. In doing so, the EU Commission relies on the cooperation of the Member States. The cep has evaluated the guidelines.


Contact tracing apps will play an important role in the fight against the Coronavirus. The cepAdhoc illustrates the EU privacy and personal data protection framework applicable to them.


On the basis of the Transparency Regulation, the CJEU has for the first time decided on third party access to documents submitted to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) by pharmaceutical companies. A cepInput explains the background and relevance of the CJEU proceedings and deals with the three main grounds for the decision in the "PTC Therapeutics" judgement.


The EU Commission is planning an amendment to the energy tax directive. Accordingly, national taxes on fossil fuels throughout the EU should be based on their CO2 content and subsidies should be phased out. Against this background, cepFrance has analysed the current French energy taxation.