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

cepPolicyBrief: Financial Data Access (cepPolicyBrief)

The European Commission wants to remove barriers so that third parties can more easily develop new products and services using customer data from financial institutions. The basis for this is a legal act for an open finance framework. The Regulation regulates the access, transfer and use of financial customer data. The Centre for European Policy (cep) has serious concerns. The Regulation is neither proportionate nor practicable.

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2024

cepAdhoc: Military Aid to Ukraine: How Can the EU Live up to Expectations? (cepAdhoc)

Times are getting increasingly difficult for European security. Russia is becoming more and more aggressive on the Ukrainian front and elsewhere – including cyberspace with disinformation campaigns and cyberattacks. The US is unable to vote for more Ukrainian military aid, although it has been providing most of it in recent years.

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2024

cepPolicyBrief: Competition in Generative Artificial Intelligence (cepInput)

The European Commission is reviewing merger control proceedings against Microsoft. This is due to the US tech giant's close partnership with OpenAI, the world's leading generative artificial intelligence (AI) company. The Centre for European Policy (cep) warns that the US tech companies already dominates the AI value chain and calls for strict competition law controls.

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2024

cepInput: Challenges to Transatlantic Digital Infrastructure: An EU Perspective

Recent disruptions in the Baltic Sea and elsewhere highlight the integral role of digital and physical conduits such as gas pipelines, telecommunications cables and undersea data cables in maintaining European connectivity and security.

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2024

cepAdhoc: Cultured Meat in the EU Market: Caution, not preconceived barriers (cepAdhoc)

With a world population set to reach 9,7 billion in 2050, and the associated problems of food availability, cultured meat has become a central issue for the European Union as well.

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2024

cepInput: A Value Chain Strategy for a Vital EU Bioeconomy (cepInput)

Biotechnology has long since become a global job engine. However, compared to the US and China, Europe is lagging in terms of innovation dynamics. This is the conclusion of a study by the Centre for European Policy (cep). This stagnation is forcing the EU to significantly im-prove the conditions for the development and production of bio-based industrial products.

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2024

cepInput: Strategic Autonomy in EU Space Policy (cepInput)

In March, the European Union intends to present a European strategy for the economic use of space. The Centre for European Policy (cep) calls for a stronger industrial and geostrategic approach - otherwise the EU's plan threatens to degenerate into a farce. Other players are already in the process of conquering space industrially and militarily.

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2024

cepStudy: Resisting or Rebooting the Rise of the Robots? (cepStudy)

Artificial intelligence (AI) will revolutionise the world of work. While earlier technological advances enhanced the skills of employees and thus increased their productivity, so-called generative AI will irreversibly destroy entire job profiles. The Centre for European Policy (cep) has conducted a meta-analysis of empirical studies. According to the study, around 20 million workers in the EU would lose their jobs in the short term - accompanied by social unrest - if precautions are not taken quickly in view of AI’s exponential development.

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2024

cepAdhoc: Farmer Crisis (cepAdhoc)

Over the past few weeks, violent protests by farmers have shaken Europe. At a time when the sector has been hard hit by the war in Ukraine, with rising fuel and fertilizer prices and increased imports of Ukrainian agri-food products into Europe, European farmers are taking action against regulatory constraints and low incomes.

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2024

cepPolicyBrief: Pharmaceutical Legislation Reform (cepPolicyBrief)

After 20 years, the Commission wants to comprehensively reform the outdated pharmaceutical legislation. The legislative proposals contain numerous delegations of power to the Commission. The Centre for European Policy (cep) considers many of these delegations to be too far-reaching. In particular, the possibility of changing the requirements of an Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) has far-reaching consequences for the authorisation of medicinal products.

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