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The Europe’s Political Economy (EPE) Programme is dedicated to covering topics related to EU economic policy, in a context of increasing globalisation and rapid technological change. From an intra-EU point of view, the Programme provides expertise on reforming and strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and regional economies; ensuring a holistic approach to industrial policy; supporting the Single Market and digital policy; as well as optimising the use of the EU budget and its programmes. Within the international context, the Programme focuses on trade policy and multilateral governance systems. The Programme’s team is also a skilled analyst on the process of Brexit and the long-term relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU.
The activities under this Programme are often carried out in cooperation with other EPC Programmes, with whom there are overlaps and common interests. For example, this is the case for work related to Brexit and differentiated integration, skills and labour markets, sustainability and strategic autonomy.


Economic governance / POLICY BRIEF
Will corporate debt choke the post-COVID-19 recovery?
By Frederico Mollet - 25/01/2021
Boris Johnson’s brinkmanship: To the cliff edge or beyond?
By Fabian Zuleeg , Jannike Wachowiak - 03/12/2020
The implications of a no-deal Brexit for the EU
By Jannike Wachowiak - 22/10/2020



Marta Pilati was interviewed by Euractive on the recovery fund. Read here

23 April 2020 - ,

Organised by the European Youth Parliament. Marta Pilati gave a contribution as an expert for the ECON committee on the economic response to the COVID-19 crisis.

17 April 2020 - ,
Industrial policy /
The Entrepreneurial Society – A Reform Strategy for the European Union
Marta Pilati participated in a panel discussion on entrepreneurial growth and industrial policy in Europe.

26 November 2019 - Brussels,


The Digital Services Act - Why data access matters
With its upcoming Digital Services Act, the European Commission intends to set clear rules for online platforms and the services they provide, which will make them more accountable and subject to public scrutiny and oversight.   

If internet platforms are to be held accountable, the new rules must enable journalists and researchers to gain access to data that allows them to dissect the algorithmic systems that govern the content users get to see on their screens.  
In this podcast, AlgorithmWatch and the EPC explore why data access matters; what makes it so difficult for journalists and researchers to get their hands on data from internet platforms; and how EU policymakers plan to take the decision-making on internet governance out of the private boardroom.

You will hear excerpts from a speech by Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age and Competition. She spoke recently at an online webinar where AlgorithmWatch and the EPC presented the outcome and final recommendations of their 'Governing Platforms' project. We also spoke with Tom Dobber, postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, and Rania Wazir, data scientist and board member of the Vienna Data Science Group. They are two of many researchers who, in the context of AlgorithmWatch's 'Left on Read' campaign, gave an account of their experiences with trying to get access to data on internet platforms.

The support the European Policy Centre receives for its ongoing operations, or specifically for its podcasts and publications, does not constitute an endorsement of their contents, which reflect the views of the authors only. Supporters and partners cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

With Rebecca Castermans , AlgorithmWatch



Chief Executive and Chief Economist 
Europe’s political economy, Future of Europe, economic governance & EMU, EU budget, industrial policy, trade, Single Market, European labour markets, Europe's economic & social model(s), Brexit & the EU-UK relationship
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