Youth unemployment - Does the EU care about its future?
26 April 2013
Claire Dhéret (Head of Social Europe & Well-being programme and Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Policy Brief, Claire Dhéret argues that the pan-European nature of the youth unemployment challenge calls for urgent action at EU level. She stresses that despite a steady process of Europeanisation of youth-related policies, getting serious about addressing youth unemployment and inactivity in Europe will require the simulataneous activation of three strategic plans.


Intra-EU mobility of third-country nationals - State of play and prospects
25 April 2013
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

This Discussion Paper by Yves Pascouau aims to explore how intra-EU mobility could be improved at EU level. It analyses existing EU rules and concludes that the right to freedom of movement is awarded to limited categories of third-country nationals and under different regimes which do not make mobility attractive.


Europe’s lost generation
25 April 2013

Europe’s youth has been hit hard by the economic crisis. This collection of reports from across Europe points to the need for immediate and profound reform in order to overcome the challenges facing Europe’s youth.


Should the UK’s EU membership be renegotiated?
11 April 2013

The EPC’s first Head-to-Head debate saw British MEPs Graham Watson and Martin Callanan clash over Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to renegotiate the UK’s EU membership and put the resulting settlement to a nationwide referendum.


The Intra-Corporate Transferees Directive: time to break the deadlock
8 April 2013
Alex Lazarowicz (External authors)

Negotiations on the Intra-Corporate Transferees Directive are still ongoing, but agreement – and more importantly added value – are still far off.


A Chinese view: What does the change in Chinese leadership mean for the future of the China-EU relationship?
27 March 2013
Jiang Shixue (External authors)

The change of China’s political leadership is unlikely to herald major policy changes in the domestic or foreign arenas, and Beijing’s policy towards the EU will also generally be unchanged, writes Jiang Shixue in this Commentary.


Scotland and the EU
26 March 2013

Graham Avery, EPC Senior Adviser, recently took part in a seminar on 'Scotland and the EU' at The Royal Society of Edinburgh.


A dangerous UK consensus on free movement of workers in the EU
21 March 2013
Alex Lazarowicz (External authors)

This Commentary by Alex Lazarowicz tracks the change in mood in the UK debate on the free movement of workers in the EU.


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.


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