Publications Archive

This archive contains all documents published by cep over the last few years

  • cepAdhoc: Incisive comment on current EU policy issues
  • cepPolicyBrief: Concise reviews of EU proposals (Regulations, Directives, Green Papers, White Papers, Communications) – including an executive summary
  • cepInput: Impulse to current challenges of EU policies
  • cepStudy: Comprehensive examination of EU policy proposals affecting the economy

 

2024

cepNews: A Tale of Two Metaverses: Assessing the EU’s Influence on Standard-Setting in Virtual Worlds

Our digitalisation cep expert Anselm Küsters has published an article on the emerging metaverse and the definition of standards to promote interaction between different platforms in the EU.

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2024

cepStudy: Environment Takes a Backseat in EU Digital Push

Whether it is the digital euro or artificial intelligence (AI): The relentless digitalisation of everyday life in Europe often comes at the expense of climate protection. The Centre for European Policy (cep) has compiled evidence in two case studies on generative AI models and a potential digital euro.

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2024

Sun, summer - beach fees: Holidaymakers often have to pay to use services in Italy's beaches managed by concession holders. However, the Italian way of dealing with the management of such concessions is in breach of EU law, as they are simply renewed by the public administration year after year.

 

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2024

cepStudy: Net-Zero Industry Valleys in Europe

The establishment of regional technology clusters is an effective means of creating robust European supply chains for green technologies such as batteries and solar modules. This is the result of a study by the Centre for European Policy (cep). To this end, the think tank is calling for massive investment in local infrastructure, particularly in energy supply and specialised research facilities.

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2024

cepStudy: Regulatory Exemptions for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe suffer just as much from bureaucratic requirements as companies with more than 250 employees. This is the result of a study by the Centre for European Policy (cep) at EU level. According to the study, it is not worth staying below the 250-employee threshold because of current EU law.

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2024

The French legislative elections of 7 July were a general surprise. While all the pollsters had predicted a relative or absolute majority for the far right, in the end the left-wing alliance of the Nouveau Front Populaire (NFP) came out on top, followed by the presidential majority of the Ensemble group, with the Rassemblement National (RN) coming in third.

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2024

cepAdhoc: Italy’s Influence in the EU after the Vote: Which Role for Meloni?

In the last European elections in Italy, the three parties of the current governing majority were able to retain many of their outgoing MEPs. The opposition parties will be represented by a significant percentage of the newly elected MEPs, while two liberal lists failed to reach the 4% threshold and will have no seats.

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2024

cepPolicyBrief: Digital Networks Act

Whether for artificial intelligence, virtual worlds or the transport of the future. State-of-the-art network infrastructures are essential for this. The Commission has bundled several ideas for improved connectivity in a White Paper. The Centre for European Policy (cep) sees good approaches in the White Paper - but also recognises planned economy traits.

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2024

cepAdhoc: Legislative Elections: an "Orbanized" or "Venezuelanized" France at the Heart of Europe

France faces a difficult choice on June 30 and July 7. At this stage, the polls do not indicate that the presidential majority camp is in a position to win. On the contrary, the Rassemblement National (RN) and its ally, Éric Ciotti's LR, are best placed to win a relative or even absolute majority. Behind them, the Nouveau Front Populaire (NFP) - a left-wing or even far-left alliance - is also well positioned and could spring a surprise. Against this backdrop, it's worth imagining the impact of the policies potentially implemented by these two governments, one extreme right-wing, the other left-wing or even extreme left-wing.

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2024

cepPolicyBrief: Combined Freight Transport

Rail or ship plus lorry: combined freight transport (CT) is becoming increasingly important in terms of supply chains and sustainability. The Commission therefore wants to improve the framework conditions. However, the Centre for European Policy (cep) sees considerable room for improvement alongside positive approaches.

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