Research & Press

Time to stop the EIB's carbon subsidies

Time to stop the EIB's carbon subsidies

Stephen Tindale
20 December 2012
The European Investment Bank (EIB) lends half its annual energy pot to efficiency and renewables. But it is still lending to coal. This is inconsistent with climate policies.
Austerity report

Europe's future in an age of austerity

John Springford, Philip Whyte, Simon Tilford
18 December 2012
The CER invited leading economists and policy-makers to debate the implications of fiscal austerity for economic, political and monetary stability.
A multi-tier Europe? The political consequences of the euro crisis

A multi-tier Europe? The political consequences of the euro crisis

Katinka Barysch
07 December 2012
Euro members must integrate more to save the single currency. But will a two-tier EU destroy the single market and lose the support of the people?
How to expand renewable energy after 2020

How to expand renewable energy after 2020

Stephen Tindale
07 December 2012
The EU should set targets for renewable energy for 2030 and the end of each subsequent decade, to reach full reliance on renewables by 2060.
What a banking union means for Europe

What a banking union means for Europe

Philip Whyte
05 December 2012
A full banking union is needed to stabilise the eurozone. However, even an embryonic union could drive a wedge between the eurozone and the EU-27.
Europe's youth job crisis

Europe's youth job crisis

Katinka Barysch
30 November 2012
Some 14 million young people in the EU are not in work or education. German-style apprenticeships and flexible labour markets could help them get jobs.
Eurozone: Trouble in the core?

Eurozone: Trouble in the core?

Simon Tilford
26 November 2012
Many people lazily assume that the eurozone is now split into a strong, prosperous core and a weak, depressed periphery.
How Britain could leave the EU

How Britain could leave the EU

26 November 2012
Britain's departure from the EU grows ever more likely. David Cameron, the prime minister, wants Britain to stay in. But he seems set on a path that could lead to an exit.
Germany's opposition and the euro crisis

Germany's opposition and the euro crisis

Katinka Barysch
26 November 2012
Although Germany’s next general election is not scheduled until October 2013, the campaign started in earnest on 28 September 2012.
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How to confront the carbon crunch

Stephen Tindale
15 November 2012
To protect the global climate and European industry, the EU needs a stronger Emissions Trading System and border tax adjustments - as Dieter Helm proposes.
Much ado about little: Britain and the EU budget

Much ado about little: Britain and the EU budget

07 November 2012
Britain is expending considerable political capital on freezing the EU budget. It would be best to push for reform of how the budget is spent.
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Russia needs a plan for modernising its economy

06 November 2012
Russia remains dependent on oil and gas, yet its leaders lack a coherent plan for rebalancing the economy. President Putin does not seem bothered.
Economic recovery requires a better deal for labour

Economic recovery requires a better deal for labour

Simon Tilford
05 November 2012
Unless labour receives a larger share of the pie, Europe's economic recovery will prove elusive and popular hostility to markets will grow.
US foreign policy after the presidential election

US foreign policy after the presidential election: What should Europeans expect?

Clara Marina O'Donnell, Clara Marina O'Donnell
25 October 2012
For all the sparring between the presidential candidates on US foreign policy, a second Obama term or a Romney administration would have a lot in common.
Will the euro crisis lead to the break-up of EU member-states?

Will the euro crisis lead to the break-up of EU member-states?

Tomas Valasek
24 October 2012
The crisis is fuelling separatism in Spain and Belgium. But elsewhere in Europe separatists do poorly. Scotland's example may yet discourage others from following Catalonia and Flanders.
Political Union

Alice in euroland: What political union for the single currency?

Philip Whyte
09 October 2012
The eurozone needs to be embedded in a 'political union' if it is to work better. The question is: what sort of political union?
Cameron's European 'own goal'

Cameron's European 'own goal': Leaving EU police and justice co-operation

Hugo Brady
03 October 2012
David Cameron wants to pull the UK out of most EU co-operation on crime and policing by 2014. The move is bad for Britain.
Connecting Europe's energy systems

Connecting Europe's energy systems

Stephen Tindale
01 October 2012
Europe’s energy infrastructure urgently needs to be modernised, to maximise renewable energy use. The Commission’s proposals on infrastructure should be adopted as soon as possible.
How to build European services markets

How to build European services markets

28 September 2012
European services markets are still overwhelmingly national. There are big economic gains to be made from opening them up. 
Europe’s leaders are casting around for ways to improve the EU’s economic performance. In the long term, a more integrated single market for services could improve Europe’s weak productivity growth. The...

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