How is Juncker’s ‘last-chance Commission’ faring at mid-term? (2017:4epa)

Russack Sophia

The European Commission is half-way through its term and this analysis by Sophia Russack, Researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussel, provides an update of the performance of the Commission. Russack looks at its organisation and new ways of working and the consequences this has had.

The European Commission: Less a Leader and More a Manager? (2017:2epa)

Nugent Neill Rhinard Mark, Rhinard Mark

What, really, is the role of the European Commission? In this European policy analysis, researchers Mark Rhinard and Neill Nugent analyse the nature of the Commission. They pose the question of whether the Commission is more of a policy leader – charged with initiating policy and legislative proposals that will advance the interests of the EU as a whole – or more of an administrative body, charged with an array of executive tasks.

SME Financing in a Capital Markets Union (2016:6)

Fouché Morgane, Neugebauer Katja, Uthemann Andreas

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for close to 70 per cent of employment in the EU. However, as they are still heavily dependent on traditional bank financing, especially in comparison with their US counterparts, the European Commission recently launched a plan for a Capital Markets Union (CMU), aiming to diversify the funding channels available to European SMEs.

See You in Luxembourg? EU Governments´ Observations Under the Preliminary Reference Procedure (2016:5)

Cramér Per, Larsson Olof, Moberg Andreas, Naurin Daniel

The European Court of Justice plays a central role in the EU, but its importance as a political arena for conflicts regarding how to interpret the EU´s legislation is less known. In this report, based on unique material, the authors analyse how the Member States position themselves within the framework of preliminary Court rulings.

  • EU structure and governance

Linked National Public Authorities – a Study on IMI (2016:11)

Wall Gustaf

The presence of effective tools for cooperation and mutual assistance between national authorities is essential to bring effectiveness to the internal market. The Internal Market Information System (IMI) is one such tool used to remove obstacles to the internal market by offering a technical information system which helps linking together national authorities in various political fields.

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