Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

The Impact of New EU Own Resources on Regional and Local Governments
16 February 2011
Elisa Molino (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

This paper addresses the potential consequences an EU tax could have on territorial entities, highlighting how impacts are likely to be very diversified. After reviewing the main possible options, Fabian Zuleeg and Elisa Molino argue that the introduction of an EU tax would not succeed in solving the ‘juste retour’ issue or in reducing the alienation of citizens.


In danger of breakdown: is the EU approaching budget stalemate?
24 January 2011
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

This issue paper by Chief Economist Fabian Zuleeg on the coming negotiations for the EU multi-annual financial framework charts the difficult economic, political and institutional context, which might well result in budget stalemate, with disastrous consequences for the delivery of EU policy priorities.


Political trends and priorities 2011-2012
17 December 2010
Rosa Balfour (Senior Adviser to EPC on Europe in the World), Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In the context of this deep crisis, this Issue Paper by Rosa Balfour, Janis A. Emmanouilidis and Fabian Zuleeg provides an ex ante analysis of political trends and priorities in 2011 and 2012.


Adapting to climate change: what role for the EU?
10 November 2010
Annika Hedberg (Senior Policy Analyst)

Although most action on climate-change adaptation will need to be taken at national, regional or local level, there are compelling reasons why the EU should also play a role, says this Policy Brief by Annika Ahtonen.


European Economic Sustainability Index
16 June 2010
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Launched on the eve of the European Council meeting, this European Economic Sustainability Index (EESI) has been designed by Fabian Zuleeg to enable a comparison of the long term economic sustainability of EU Member States.


Digital Single Market project
22 April 2010

Findings of an EPC project, released just days before former Competition Commissioner Mario Monti submits his findings on relaunching the Single Market to Commission President Barroso, show that a Digital Single Market could add 4.1% to EU GDP by 2020, and be a key driver for productivity and competitiveness.


A deal for Greece, more work for the EU - Post-Summit Analysis
29 March 2010

The Spring European Council saw an end to the bitter divisions of recent weeks over how to respond to the Greek budget crisis, but reinforced impressions that the EU is going through a difficult transition period.


Economic recovery to a greener economy: mobilising ICT-based innovations
11 March 2010
Peter Johnston (Senior Adviser to EPC on information and knowledge society) and Waldo Vanderhaeghen (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC)

This Working Paper gives concrete proposals of how ICT can play a key role in making Europe a more energy-efficient, low-carbon economy, as outlined in the Europe 2020 strategy.


Barnier and the 'vision thing': reinvigorating the Single Market
10 February 2010
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

When Michel Barnier takes up his portfolio as Internal Market and Services Commissioner today he will have a difficult job: not only reforming Europe’s financial markets but also providing a future vision for the Single Market, says Fabian Zuleeg in this Policy Brief.


The end of the beginning - Post-Summit Analysis
14 December 2009

This analysis argues that the Summit, along with the General Affairs and External Relations Council earlier in the week, nevertheless provided a comprehensive picture of the ‘state of the Union’ at the end of one era and the beginning of another, opening a new phase in the European integration process.


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