Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

Beyond the ‘guns or butter’ dilemma - The December European Council and the future of the European defence industry
4 December 2013
Andrea Frontini (Former Policy Analyst at the EPC)

In this Commentary, Andrea Frontini argues that EU leaders must use the December Summit to inaugurate a comprehensive roadmap to safeguard the future of the European defence industry.


A summit of little substance
28 October 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The European Council meeting on 24-25 October was a rather low-key affair, with no ground-breaking decisions taken by EU leaders on the four key topics on the agenda, says Janis A. Emmanouilidis in this Post-Summit Commentary.


Pre-Summit Analysis
23 October 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies), Romain Pardo (Policy Analyst), Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

The key topics on the agenda of this week’s European Council – the Economic and Monetary Union, growth and jobs, the digital economy and asylum and immigration policy – must be treated with urgency by EU leaders, say EPC analysts in this Pre-Summit Commentary.


Is Europe's future digital?
8 October 2013
Romain Pardo (Policy Analyst)

In this Commentary, Romain Pardo argues that the upcoming Council summit presents an opportunity for EU leaders to recognise the importance of digital technologies to aid Europe’s recovery.


The bank credit crisis and its impact on growth
4 October 2013
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this Commentary, Fabian Zuleeg argues that a Banking Union, if implemented, would be a step in the right direction but will not produce the results needed in the short term to help the economic recovery of crisis countries.


Risky resources – Time to frame an EU approach to meeting the resource challenge
23 September 2013
Andrea Frontini (Former Policy Analyst at the EPC) and Annika Hedberg (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Discussion Paper, Annika Ahtonen and Andrea Frontini examine the global resource challenge and its implications for Europe. They explore the socio-economic, environmental, political and security dimensions of the challenge, taking water as a specific example of an area for action, and call for a comprehensive and strategic EU approach both internally and externally.


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - A long hard road to multilateralism?
19 July 2013
Romain Pardo (Policy Analyst)

In this Commentary, Romain Pardo argues that the great expectations generated by The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), unprecedented in its scope and ambition, will be hard to meet in reality. Numerous obstacles will have to be overcome for the successful conclusion of an ambitious agreement.


Foretastes of a ‘new normal’: the results of a low-profile summit - Post-Summit Analysis
1 July 2013
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

The 27-28 June European Council was a low-profile affair which attracted little attention beyond the walls of the Justus Lipsius, says Janis A. Emmanouilidis.


Pathways to achieve a Genuine Fiscal Union
3 June 2013
Francesco Nicoli (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC)

In this Policy Brief, Francesco Nicoli analyses the reforms undertaken so far to strengthen Monetary Union, and suggests the way forward to progressively achieve a functioning fiscal union for the eurozone countries.


Intra-EU mobility: the 'second building block' of EU labour migration policy
6 May 2013
Yves Pascouau (Senior Adviser to EPC on migration and mobility policies)

Since 1999, EU labour migration has remained a field in which member states have proven to be reluctant to adopt common rules, thus neglecting to develop a sound and comprehensive EU labour migration policy. In this Issue Paper, Yves Pascouau explores how intra-EU mobility could be improved at EU level, and proposes solutions to enhance intra-EU mobility for migrant workers already residing in the EU.


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