Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

Intra-EU mobility: the 'second building block' of EU labour migration policy
6 May 2013
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

Since 1999, EU labour migration has remained a field in which member states have proven to be reluctant to adopt common rules, thus neglecting to develop a sound and comprehensive EU labour migration policy. In this Issue Paper, Yves Pascouau explores how intra-EU mobility could be improved at EU level, and proposes solutions to enhance intra-EU mobility for migrant workers already residing in the EU.

Think Global - Act European
3 May 2013
Annika Hedberg (Senior Policy Analyst), Andrea Frontini (Former Policy Analyst at the EPC), Hans Martens (Senior Adviser to EPC on energy, public service reform and CHES) and Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

The “Think Global – Act European” project brought together 16 think tanks and over 40 experts to examine the new challenges faced by the EU’s external action and reflec­t on the EU’s role as a global power.

Striking the right balance? An uneventful summit despite mounting socio-political uncertainties - Post-Summit Analysis
18 March 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The 14-15 March 2013 European Council meeting was an uneventful summit that will not enter history books, says Janis A. Emmanouilidis.

Squaring the circle - A European Investment Guarantee Scheme (EIGS)
14 March 2013
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this Commentary, EPC Chief Economist Fabian Zuleeg argues that the countries most affected by the crisis need higher levels of private investment, both domestic and from abroad, but that uncertainty and risk constitute crucial barriers. To overcome them, he proposes the establishment of a European Investment Guarantee Scheme (EIGS) to provide a form of insurance for excessive risks incurred when investing in crisis countries.

The green light for a modern CAP?
8 March 2013
Romain Pardo (Policy Analyst)

In this Commentary, Romain Pardo argues that during its upcoming plenary session, the European Parliament should seize a historic opportunity to place greening at the centre of a modern Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF): agreement but at a price
11 February 2013
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Following the traditional overnight negotiation marathon, EU leaders finally agreed the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 at the end of last week.

Horse-trading Europe’s long-term future: Will infrastructure and research investment be sacrificed in the MFF negotiations?
6 February 2013
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this Commentary, Fabian Zuleeg looks ahead to the summit at the end of this week which will discuss the next multi-annual financial framework for 2014-2020.

Steps but no roadmap towards GEMU – the results of a disappointing summit - Post-Summit Analysis
17 December 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The 13-14 December European Council was disappointing as it failed to live up to the expectations raised and the objectives set earlier in the year.

The implications of an EU fiscal union for local and regional authorities
3 December 2012
Claire Dhéret (Head of Programme ‘Social Europe & Well-being’ & Senior Policy Analyst) and Francesco Nicoli (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC)

In this report, Claire Dhéret, Francesco Nicoli and Fabian Zuleeg analyse the implications of the integration of the European fiscal and budgetary governance for LRAs. The aim of this report is to provide a useful tool to frame the discussion concerning the opportunities and challenges that a full-fledged fiscal union may raise in Europe.

Time to dismantle barriers to green trade
26 November 2012
Romain Pardo (Policy Analyst)

The EU must seize the opportunity to finally step up as a leader in promoting the global green trade liberalisation agenda, argues Romain Pardo in this Commentary.

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