Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

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.


The state of play on the EU MFF 2014-2020 interinstitutional negotiations
18 October 2012
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), 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.


A tale of modern-day capitalism and democracy: in view of the European protests
8 October 2012
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader) and Corina Stratulat (Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Policy Brief, Corina Stratulat and Claire Dhéret argue that the outbreaks of protest witnessed in many EU member states over the past few years make clear that alongside all the economic difficulties, democratic and social liabilities have become an integral part of the crisis Europe is currently facing.


Division of Powers between the EU, Member States and Local and Regional Authorities
3 October 2012
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Andreea Martinovici (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Reinforcing in-depth monitoring of regional budgetary and policy developments presents a fundamental challenge to organise a coherent multi-level institutional infrastructure, argue Claire Dhéret, Andreea Martinovici and Fabian Zuleeg in this report.


The climate is changing - is Europe ready?
26 September 2012
Serban Chiorean-Sime (Former Programme Assistant at the EPC), Annika Hedberg (Senior Policy Analyst), Caroline Schneider (External authors) and Imogen Sudbury (External authors)

Europe can no longer afford to pay for the consequences of climate change later: it must start to adapt now. This Issue Paper shows that the EU has various tools at its disposal to help member states, regions and businesses to carry out adaptation measures in a smart and cost-effective way.


Armageddon - for Greece, the euro zone and the EU?
27 July 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

In this Commentary, Fabian Zuleeg and Janis A. Emmanouilidis argue that, despite the calls for Greece to exit the euro zone becoming louder, it is in Europe's best interests for Greece to stay in the euro.


The prospects of ambitious muddling through – the results of an EU Summit in deep crisis mode - Post-Summit Analysis
2 July 2012
Janis A. Emmanouilidis (Director of Studies)

At the June 2012 Summit EU leaders took a number of key decisions regarding the euro-debt crisis. In this Post-summit Analysis Janis A. Emmanouilidis takes an upbeat approach but argues that the EU will stay in crisis mode and that 'ambitious muddling through' will remain the Union's dominant mantra.


Creating greater synergies between European, national and subnational Budgets
2 July 2012
Claire Dhéret (Senior Policy Analyst and FutureLab Europe Programme Leader), Andreea Martinovici (External authors) and Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Enhancing policy and budgetary coordination mechanisms between all levels of governance and creating greater synergies between European, national and subnational budgets are necessary means  to avoid duplicating expenditure and achieve better results with fewer resources argue Claire Dhéret, Andreea Martinovici and Fabian Zuleeg in this report.


It's now or never for European growth
28 June 2012
Hans Martens (Senior Adviser to EPC on energy, public service reform and CHES)

Economic growth is the best and most efficient way to reduce public debt and the deficit burden that are currently weighing Europe down: austerity without growth is not working, writes Hans Martens ahead of this week’s EU summit, urging leaders to spend as much time focusing on growth as on fiscal discipline.


Is Europe addressing the wrong growth crisis?
21 May 2012
Fabian Zuleeg (Chief Executive and Chief Economist)

Any new 'growth pact' to accompany the fiscal treaty should be focused on the countries in crisis, like Greece, and not on countries like France, which still have options left to reform themselves, writes Fabian Zuleeg in this Commentary.


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