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

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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2024

cepStudy: Who is Gonna Win the European Championship?

The transfer of football players within the EU market is becoming increasingly important. National players who play for clubs in other Member States now account for around 35% of the total market value of national teams across the EU - 7 percentage points more than ten years ago. This is the result of a study by the Centre for European Policy (cep). 

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2024

cepStudy: cep and EY Study: Businesses call for more legal certainty when dealing with data

Whether it is data exchange, cloud services or data flows to the US, the EU is trying to create a legal framework for handling data with a flood of laws. The regulatory frenzy is causing massive uncertainty among businesses. These are the findings of a survey of 1,000 companies conducted by the Centre for European Policy (cep) and EY.

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2024

cepAdhoc: European Elections Plunge the EU into a Political Crisis

The European elections have deeply shaken the EU, especially Germany and France. While the "Ampel" party in Germany suffered massive losses, Emmanuel Macron even called new elections in France. Two serious government crises in the largest member states are plunging the EU into a political survival crisis. This is the result of an election analysis by the Centre for European Policy Network (cep).

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2024

cepInput: Renewing the EU’s Capacity to Govern its Future

The EU needs a more robust economy and a more effective decision-making process to withstand geopolitical and geo-economic competition from the US and China, experts say. But according to a study by the Centre for European Policy Network (cep), this does not require changes to the EU treaties.

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