Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

All roads lead to Frankfurt: the results of an enigmatic summit - Post-Summit Analysis
12 December 2011
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The 8-9 December European Council was not the 'major breakthrough' many had hoped for in the run-up to this crunch meeting of EU leaders: it is not likely to go down in history as the meeting which turned the tide, and the EU is destined to remain in 'crisis mode' for some time to come.


Time to act: the case for developing Europe's electricity market
9 December 2011
Serban Chiorean-Sime (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC)

An Internal Market for electricity would offer European consumers and businesses numerous advantages, helping to drive sustainable economic growth and providing secure energy supplies at competitive prices, argues Serban Chiorean-Sime in this Policy Brief.


Stepping into the abyss?
5 December 2011
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

The crisis has reached crunch time. It is not just the stability of the EU’s common currency but also the future of the whole European project which is at stake, write Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Fabian Zuleeg in this EPC commentary.


Eurozone exits no longer taboo
4 November 2011
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The crisis has entered yet another phase, with Greece's membership of the euro zone being openly contested. In this commentary Janis A. Emmanouilidis argues that a possible transitional government and every other future Greek government need to regain trust by providing evidence of the country's firm commitment and ability to fulfil its obligations.


The complex end of a summit marathon
27 October 2011
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

EU leaders this week reached a potentially landmark deal to restructure Greek debt, strengthen the European Financial Stability Facility and recapitalise major European banks, writes Janis A. Emmanouilidis in this commentary.


Cutting four Gordian knots - Post-Summit Analysis
24 October 2011
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

This post-summit analysis of the first round of summits by Janis A. Emmanouilidis shows that much work still lies ahead and warns that EU leaders might not be able to deliver (all) the expected results.


What role for local and regional authorities in the post-2013 budgetary framework?
20 October 2011
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Elisa Molino (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this paper Fabian Zuleeg and Elisa Molino analyse the interrelations between the European Commission’s proposals for the EU’s next MFF and the Europe 2020 strategy, identifying the risks of a top-down approach and the mechanisms needed to reinforce multi-level governance.


Analysis of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020
30 September 2011
Elisa Molino (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this paper Fabian Zuleeg and Elisa Molino analyse the European Commission’s proposals for the EU’s next Multiannual Financial Framework, investigating their potential implications for regional and local authorities.


The EU budget in a era of austerity: setting the example or compensating for national spending cuts?
20 September 2011
Elisa Molino (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this paper, Fabian Zuleeg and Elisa Molino discuss the European Commission’s proposals for the EU’s next MFF, investigating how the EU budget will cope the risk of a stalemate in the negotiations and the current need for austerity.


Yes, but - defining a vision after the Karlsruhe verdict
7 September 2011
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this commentary on the Karlsruhe verdict, Janis A. Emmanoulidis and Fabian Zuleeg argue that the permanent solution must be to reform European economic governance.


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