1000 billion Euros at stake: How boosting employment can address demographic change and public deficits
12 November 2012
Erik Türk (External authors), Josef Wöss (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

This Issue Paper by Erik Türk, Josef Wöss and Fabian Zuleeg confirms that improving employment rates is the best strategy with which countries can prepare for population ageing.


Can Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) lever investment to get Europe out of economic crisis?
7 November 2012
Claire Dhéret (Head of Social Europe & Well-being programme and Senior Policy Analyst), Hans Martens (Senior Adviser to EPC on energy, public service reform and CHES) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

To overcome Europe's deep economic crisis, investment is crucial. But with public finances under severe strain and a limited EU budget, private-sector investment will have to be a key driving force. This report produced by the European Policy Centre – with input from the European Investment Bank and other stakeholders – focuses on analysing stakeholders’ perceptions of the role that Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and the just-launched Project Bonds Initiative (PBI) could play in responding to Europe’s current challenges.


EU's labour migration policy
29 October 2012
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

In the Framework of the Charles Ullens’ Prize, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, Yves Pascouau has written an article on “EU’s labour migration policy: state of play and perspectives".


Ukraine: The Moment of Truth
26 October 2012
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst) and Roman Rukomeda (External authors)

This Commentary looks at the likely outcomes of the election, the different actors, and the possible impact of the poll on relations with the EU.


Accommodating an independent Scotland: how a British-style constitution for the EU could secure Scotland's future
24 October 2012
Arno Engel (External authors) and Roderick Parkes (External authors)

There is a marked wariness at EU level about the prospect of Scottish independence. But British-style constitutional thinking on flexibility could prove useful in reducing the bloc's difficulties with asymmetry that motivate its hostility towards Scottish independence, write Roderick Parkes and Arno Engel in this Discussion Paper.


Stepping stone to an ambitious deal? – the results of an ‘intermediate summit’ - Post-Summit Analysis
22 October 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The October European Council was a relatively drama-free stepping stone on the way to a more decisive summit in December. The biggest risk now is complacency: EU leaders need to sign up to an ambitious and detailed agenda for a ‘Genuine Economic and Monetary Union’ at their December meeting, writes Janis A. Emmanouilidis in this Post-Summit Analysis.


Turkey-EU relations: time to rebuild trust
19 October 2012
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

Turkey’s EU accession negotiations  continue to be riddled with problems. In this Commentary, Amanda Paul looks at the current situation and prospects for the near future.       


The state of play on the EU MFF 2014-2020 interinstitutional negotiations
18 October 2012
Claire Dhéret (Head of Social Europe & Well-being programme and Senior Policy Analyst), Andreea Martinovici (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this report, Claire Dhéret, Fabian Zuleeg and Andreea Martinovici analyse the state of play in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014 – 2020 interinstitutional negotiations.


In the hunt for Caspian Gas, the EU can learn from China
17 October 2012
Alexandros Petersen (External authors)

The EU could learn a thing or two from China in the Caspian, argues Alexandros Petersen in this Commentary.


A budget for the euro zone?
15 October 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

There is little clarity about the key parameters of a potential eurozone budget, including its size and, more importantly, its purpose, ahead of this week’s EU summit, write Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis in this Commentary.


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