martedì 21 marzo 2017

Segnalazioni da The Wonk.EU

Brexit. Brexit? On the eve of the invocation of Article 50, this policy brief disentangles the main components of the Brexit imbroglio and lays out the legal framework and political constraints of the negotiations that are about to start. It assesses the reversibility of Brexit, the likely duration and possible outcomes of the negotiations, the legal options for the transition period, and more.  By Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies on 20/03/2017 Available on »

The case for a common European refugee policy This Policy Contribution discusses the needs for a European migration policy, and considers where more policy coordination is actually needed.  By Bruegel on 20/03/2017 Available on »

EU-China Leadership in Trade Policy: Feasible? Desirable? With Trumpism stirring controversy in world trade diplomacy, the other large trading partners are well advised to assume leadership in economic openness and responsible globalisation, argue the authors in this CEPS Commentary. The EU and China both disagree with Trumpism and have every reason to withstand it if they take firm leadership ...  By CEPS on 20/03/2017 Available on »

Berlin to the rescue? A closer look at Germany's position on Brexit Brexiters hope that Berlin will adopt an accommodating stance in the forthcoming negotiations because of Germany's economic and security interests. Such hopes are misplaced writes Sophia Besch, research fellow and Christian Odendahl, chief economist of the Centre for European Reform.  By CER on 17/03/2017 Available on »

#DigitalAmitié: A Franco-German Axis to Drive Digital Growth The DSM is a complex dossier, progress at the EU28 level is slow. The EU cannot waste another opportunity for growth; concrete steps to promote digital growth must be done urgently. We recommend positive integration based on a coalition of the willing led by France & Germany. Enhanced cooperation can develop around: coding schools, spectrum allocations, regulatory convergence, "start-up" status.  By David Rinaldi on 17/03/2017 Available on »

How close are we to a Capital Markets Union? The European Commission’s flagship initiative of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) aims to unlock funding for capital markets and find ways of linking investors and savers with growth. A number of very disparate measures will, it is hoped, have a cumulative but significant impact on the creation of a single market for capital. By the end of 2017, the Commission expects to have finalised and ...  By CEPS on 17/03/2017 Available on »

Pursuing Multiple Objectives with the Banking Reform Package Multiple objectives are being pursued by the European Commission with its amendments to prudential rules in the banking reform package. On the core capital requirements side, there is the further alignment of EU rules with the Basel rules, in the leverage and net stable funding ratio, for example, and the softening of capital requirements for trading positions ...  By CEPS on 17/03/2017 Available on »

Communicating Europe in third countries Written by Patryk Pawlak and Christian Dietrich. This briefing provides an overview of the EU activities focused on public diplomacy and strategic communication in relations with the EU's neighbourhood and strategic partners. It also includes interesting inforgraphics on the subject.  By European Parliamentary Research Service on 16/03/2017 Available on »

Dutch elections: Rutte wins, fragmentation prevails There’s a saying in the Netherlands: “Act normal, that is crazy enough”. It seems that the Dutch who voted in yesterday’s general election felt the same way. The exciting election resulted in a record turnout (82%) and produced a clear winner: the VVD, party of current Prime Minister, Mark Rutte. We analyse the results and look what it means for the formation of a new Government.  By FTI Consulting on 16/03/2017 Available on »

The EU, the Eurasian Economic Union and One Belt, One Road The EU, Russia's Eurasian Economic Union and China's One Belt, One Road initiative may become rival spheres of influence. But could they complement each other instead? writes Ian Bond, director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform.  By CER on 16/03/2017 Available on »

Brexit: The final countdown to triggering Article 50 Views and insights from London, Brussels and Dublin on the latest developments relating to Brexit.  By FTI Consulting on 15/03/2017 Available on »

Security Policy: The Case for a Postmodern EU Defence ArchitectureIt is widely believed that Britain’s decision to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s election to the White House have strengthened both the case for and the possibility of an ambitious EU defence policy, perhaps even of an EU army.  By Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies on 15/03/2017 Available on »

Testimony to Parliamentary Conference on the WTO Guntram Wolff held a presentation of the Policy Brief "Europe in a new world order" during the 38th session of the Steering committee of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO, jointly organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the European Parliament.   By Bruegel on 15/03/2017 Available on »

Joint Industry Statement – ePrivacy Regulation Legislative Timeline As you begin the legislative process for the proposed E-Privacy Regulation (EPR), we, the undersigned associations, urge you and your colleagues to take the necessary time and caution in evaluating the impact of the proposed legislation.  By DIGITALEUROPE - Darren Perera on 15/03/2017 Available on »

Fixing Europe’s clean fuels policy The EU’s renewable transport fuel market is dominated by crop biodiesel, which is increasingly sourced from palm oil. On average biodiesel’s greenhouse gas impact is 80% worse than the fossil diesel it replaces. As a result, the EU’s cleaner transport fuels policy has increased rather than reduced transport emissions.  By Transport & Environment on 15/03/2017 Available on »

EU-part funded ARDITO tech project to help creative sector ARDITO is a new EU-part funded tech project providing simple tools and services to support SMEs in the creative content sector to find new business ideas though monetising the re-use of their content.  By Angela Mills Wade on 15/03/2017 Available on »

Collapse of the Ruble zone and its lessons Post-CommunIst tRansItIon and monetary dIsintegration  By Bruegel on 15/03/2017 Available on »

Previewing The Dutch Legislature Elections: Factors Affecting VoteHPS' guide to factors affecting the vote in the Dutch Legislature's upcoming March 15 elections--including an overview of expected electoral results.  By Hamilton Place Strategies on 14/03/2017 Available on »

Trilateral cooperation in the Trump era Cooperation between Japan, China and South Korea is becoming increasingly important to solve challenges from North Korea and to deal with uncertainty over the Trump administration’s policies. That was the message of experts speaking at a Friends of Europe Policy Insight on 22 February, which focussed on the Seoul-based Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS).  By Friends of Europe on 14/03/2017 Available on »

How trash-to-treasure can square Europe’s economic circle It used to be that the only ones preaching about recycling and reuse were dedicated environmentalists, but now captains of industry, civil servants and statesmen believe in a world without waste. The circular economy, they say, is the future, and it can save our planet.  By Burson-Marsteller / Europe-Decides on 14/03/2017 Available on »

What happened to global banking after the crisis? The global financial crisis allegedly led to the end of global banking. However, Dirk Schoenmaker finds that reports of the demise of global banking are premature.  By Bruegel on 14/03/2017 Available on »

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