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Centre for European Policy Studies. Highlights 2016-17
Centre for European Policy Studies. Highlights 2016-17

Author(s): Joaquín Almunia
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Economic development, Migration Studies, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: European Union; migration crisis; Brexit; populism; policy making; economic policy; international relations; foreign policy; trade; economic development; security;
Summary/Abstract: CEPS’ mission statement seems even more compelling today than it did when it was first adopted many years ago. Thinking ahead for Europe is imperative in light of the urgent challenges confronting the EU today, such as migration, Brexit and the rise of populism. This also applies to the many complex policy domains, such as energy union, capital markets union, economic governance, foreign policy and institutional reform, that require independent, authoritative and evidence-based analysis. Assessments by experts and carefully produced facts and figures tend to remain below the radar screen of current public discourse and they rarely make headlines. But these elements fully retain their value in today’s world in which policy-makers regularly face immensely difficult choices to address problems that are not susceptible to simple solutions or slogans. It is in this spirit that we pursue our work at CEPS.

  • Page Count: 24
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English