EU Industrial Policy in a Globalised World - Effects on the Single Market

June 2020 • Andhov Marta, Bastidas Venegas Vladimir, Engberg Katarina, Hettne Jörgen, Papadopoulos Thomas, Wiberg Maria

Report

As the EU aims at strengthening the competitivity of European companies, the functioning of the Single Market comes to the fore. Is a more assertive industrial policy compatible with free and fair competition? This question is studied in a volume focusing on the legal instruments that govern the EU’s internal market. (2020:1op)

Green paths through a pandemic

June 2020 • Engström Mats

Analysis

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?

June 2020 • Łacny Justyna, von Bogdandy Armin

Analysis

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

June 2020 • Youngs Richard

Analysis

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)

The long-term budget after COVID-19: The EU politicians’ guide to the galaxy

May 2020 • Tarschys Daniel

Perspective

The long-term budget has been stable over time, hovering around 1 percent of GNI. Its core may remain in that neighbourhood, but the galaxy of satellites around it seems much more expansive. With an emerging mix of grants and loans following the COVID-19 crisis, we may soon see a long-term budget in the vicinity of 2 percent, argues Daniel Tarschys, senior advisor at Sieps and a former Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

The ECB’s power over non-euro countries in the banking union

February 2020 • Ritleng Dominique

Analysis

The banking union was created to protect public finances against failing banks. Membership is mandatory for euro countries and voluntary for others. Outside of the euro area, the legal acts on supervision must however be implemented through national decisions. This and other legal differences are analysed by Dominique Ritleng, Professor of European Law. (2020:2epa)

Compatible Interests? The EU and China’s Belt and Road Initiative

January 2020 • Cornell Svante E, Swanström Niklas

Report

China’s economic development and global impact are tilting the economic, political and military balances that have shaped the world since the end of the cold war. One fundamental step in China’s global strategy is the infrastructure project BRI. In this report, Svante E. Cornell and Niklas Swanström analyse its impact on the EU’s neighbourhood as well as on the European project. (2020:1)

European industrial policy and state aid – a competence mismatch?

January 2020 • Hettne Jörgen

Analysis

With growing global competition and less respect for the rules-based world order, the EU’s lack of an industrial policy has become problematic. This mismatch calls for explicit EU competences in order to strengthen the competitiveness of European companies globally, writes Jörgen Hettne, Associate Professor in EU Law. (2020:1epa)

The Lisbon Treaty 10 years on: Success or Failure?

December 2019 • Kelemen R. Daniel, Södersten Anna, Spaventa Eleanor, Thies Anne, van Middelaar Luuk

Report

On 1 December 2009, the Lisbon Treaty entered into force, aiming at making the EU more democratic, more transparent and more efficient. In this volume, four scholars discuss whether the Treaty has strengthened the EU during the past decade, a period marked by several crises for the European Union. With contributions from Luuk van Middelaar, R. Daniel Kelemen, Anne Thies and Eleanor Spaventa. (2019:2op)

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