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

 

2023

cepStudy: Weaponizing Social Media in Geopolitics (cepStudy)

Lithium, cobalt, rare earths: The energy transition has sparked a global battle for critical raw materials. This war now also threatens to be fought on social media platforms such as Twitter (X). Possible weapons: Disinformation, fake news, and propaganda. This is the result of a study by the Centre for European Policy (cep).

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2023

cepInput: United We Transform, Divided We Fall! (cepInput)

Energy transition, security challenges, polycrisis: In turbulent times, traditional economic models reach their limits. The rigid lines between state industrial policy and market-based ordoliberal policy are becoming increasingly blurred. Against this backdrop, the Centre for European Policy (cep) proposes a Europe-wide discussion on a new system of common conceptual thinking.

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2023

cepInput: A Bank to Boost Renewable Hydrogen (cepInput)

Climate-friendly hydrogen can make an important contribution to reducing carbon dioxide. At present, however, the new technology is hardly profitable for industry. In order for the market to develop quickly and generate the necessary funding, the EU is planning a European Hydrogen Bank. The Centre for European Policy (cep) sees great opportunities in this instrument, but also risks – above all the danger of over-subsidisation.

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2023

cepPolicyBrief: EU-Metaverse Strategy: WEB 4.0 & Virtual Worlds (cepPolicyBrief)

Virtual worlds like the metaverse promise growth and jobs. For this reason, the European Commission has drafted a so-called metaverse strategy. The Centre for European Policy (cep) considers the outlined measures questionable. They are misleading, unclearly formulated, and not competitive with US tech giants like Meta.

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2023

cepPolicyBrief: Trucks, vans, buses: cep rejects new CO2 limits as a mistake (cepPolicyBrief)

Berlin/Freiburg. Heavy duty vehicles are responsible for a significant share of CO2 emissions in the EU. For this reason, the Commission wants to set new CO2 limits for trucks, vans and buses. In view of other, more efficient instruments, the Centre for European Policy (cep) considers the Commission proposal to be one-sided, anti-technology and superfluous - and therefore rejects it.

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2023

cepStudy: The Threat of Digital Populism to European Democracy (cepStudy)

X (Twitter), Facebook, Cambridge Analytica: For years, populist disinformation campaigns have abused digital media. Now, they have begun to add artificial intelligence (AI) to their increasingly powerful toolkit. This is the conclusion of a study by the Centres for European Policy Network (cep). The researchers from Germany, France and Italy call for stricter rules in view of the dangers.

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2023

cepAdhoc: Embracing the EU Accession of the Western Balkan Countries: A Key Question Mark for the EU (cepAdhoc)

Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia: for years, the countries of the Western Balkans (WB6) have been striving to join the European Union. For just as long, the EU has been stalling them, citing rule-of-law and economic deficits. The Centre for European Policy (cep) considers this hesitation dangerous in view of the geopolitically tense situation for Europe and therefore pleads for a quick admission - under changed institutional conditions.

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2023

cepInput: How to Prevent Future Medicine Shortages (cepInput)

Medicine shortages are increasingly threatening public health. The reasons also lie in disruptions of supply chains and problems with the supply of ingredients. 19 Member States - including Germany, France and Italy - therefore formulated a so-called non-paper in May. The Centre for European Policy (cep) proposes a three-pillar strategy as a solution to the difficulties.

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2023

cepPolicyBrief: Deposit Insurance (cepPolicyBrief)

Bank failures, imbalances, financial crises: With improvements to the so-called Deposit Guarantee Directive, the EU Commission wants to better protect savers and strengthen confidence in the financial system. The Centre for European Policy (cep) attests that the planned reform has both good and negative approaches.

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2023

cepPolicyBrief: Better air quality: cep welcomes balanced Commission proposal

Clean air is vital for people and the environment. That is why the EU wants to further reduce air pollution in Europe. While the Parliament wants to adopt the World Health Organisation's (WHO) strict guideline values one-to-one in the new Air Quality Directive, the Centre for European Policy (cep) considers the more moderate Commission proposal to be appropriate and realistic.

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