Is digitalisation sustainable?

Climate action policy and a Europe fit for the digital age are among the von der Leyen Commission's top priorities, But how compatible are they? Mats Engström, senior advisor at SIEPS, contributes with a discussion in the latest issue of the European Court of Auditors' journal, Climat Change & Audit. (June 2020)

The EU's budget and Covid-19

The COVID-19 crisis might change the stability of the EU's long-term budget. Daniel Tarschys, senior advisor at Sieps and a former Secretary General of the Council of Europe discusses the potential impact of the pandemic by looking at the "galaxy" surrounding the budget. (May 2020)

Latest publications in English

Green paths through a pandemic

The present pandemic crisis brings uncertainty to the European Green Deal – the ambitious plan for environmental and climate progress. What can policymakers do if they wish to keep the green momentum? Mats Engström, senior advisor at SIEPS, offers six courses of action. (2020:8epa)

Suspension of EU funds for breaches of the rule of law – a dose of tough love needed?

The European Commission has proposed a possibility to suspend financial transfers to Member States with deficiencies as regards the rule of law. In an analysis of the proposal, professors Armin von Bogdandy and Justyna Łacny conclude that it has merits but raises legal doubts. Suspending EU funds could also harm the people they are meant to protect. (2020:7epa)

Geopolitics and the Covid-19 pandemic: a distorted turn in EU external relations

Recently, EU leaders have repeated the message that the Union needs to be more “geopolitical”. What does this mean? Richard Youngs, professor of International Relations, analyses this ambition by questioning its underlying assumptions. Without a modern and innovative form of geopolitics, he writes, the EU’s international identity risks becoming more uncertain and ambiguous – a risk that the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to reinforce. (2020:5epa)

Past seminars in English

Tax Sovereignty in a Globalised and Digitalised World

On 4 February, SIEPS and the Expert Group on Public Economics (ESO) jointly arranged a seminar with the aim of disseminating knowledge about the organisations’ work on taxation and to identify important areas for research with respect to taxation in a digitalised and globalised world.

The seminar was filmed.

EU Industrial Policy in a globalised world – effects on state aid and internal market rules

On the 31st of January 2020, SIEPS and The Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussel held a seminar on the EU Industrial Policy. 

The seminar was filmed and is available on Facebook.

The rule of law: Democracy’s bastion, or its nemesis?

Seminar on the rule of law and democracy, 27 January 2020, co-organized by SIEPS and CER and hosted by the Swedish Permanent Representation to the EU.

More pictures and a short summary. 

 

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