Four reasons why the EU is failing Korbinian Rüger and Benjamin Zeeb discuss why the European Union is failing and what we can still do to save it The eurozone: what’s next? The current recovery in the eurozone is an opportunity to lay the foundations for a more resilient euro area, Poul Thomsen asserts Making the most of Europe’s strengths Margrethe Vestager on creating the right conditions for European companies to succeed Should the EU have the power to vet foreign takeovers? André Sapir and Alicia García-Herrero debate the issue, which has become topical in view of recent Chinese investment in Europe Reviving investment in Europe Jacques Bughin and Jan Mischke examine the investment slump in Europe and explain how the continuing business reticence can be overcome The mixed blessing of the ‘multi-speed’ EU Marek Dąbrowski examines the rationale behind a multi-speed European Union and the potential risks that could encourage anti-EU sentiments Brexit fork in the road Angus Armstrong asks if it really is the case that the UK can ‘take back control’ and be better off at the same time? Can EU actors keep using common law after Brexit? Uuriintuya Batsaikhan and Dirk Schoenmaker consider what Brexit means for commercial dispute resolution across Europe International arbitration is the way to settle the UK’s Brexit bill The UK-EU financial settlement risks becoming a toxic stumbling block in Brexit negotiations. André Sapir writes that to diffuse the issue both sides should agree to independent international arbitration A renewed approach to competition law BusinessEurope aims to encourage businesses to develop and apply competition compliance and awaken antitrust authorities to the importance of supporting companies’ compliance efforts, Guido Lobrano writes Europeans rediscover enthusiasm for globalization Uuriintuya Batsaikhan and Zsolt Darvas find that improved economic conditions has led to people in the EU seeing globalization as an opportunity Trump’s U-turn on trade with China is good news, but the EU should not be complacent The EU has a lot at stake, and should be ready to steer a tactical course between its two main trade partners, André Sapir writes Europe in a new world order Maria Demertzis, André Sapir and Guntram Wolff explore what the EUs strategic reaction should be to US diminishing giant policies, and the EUs role in a world of declining hegemony and shifting balances 2017 - the year Europe’s fate hangs in the balance Korbinian Rüger examines the three major challenges facing the European project in 2017 Can Trump save the euro? The eurozone urgently needs an economic boost. Daniel Gros writes that US President Donald Trump may be just the person to deliver it Trump, Iran, and guidance for European businesses Matthew Oresman looks at the Trump Administration’s approach to Iran and what European businesses need to consider Post-Brexit trade and development policy Richard Baldwin, Paul Collier and Anthony Venables suggest that the time is ripe for the UK to embrace a new trade and development agenda to demonstrate a country ready to play a key role on the world stage The EU should not retaliate against Trump’s protectionism Marek Dabrowski argues that the EU should build a broad coalition of allies to defend free trade The EU must stand ready to confront US leadership This is not the first time that the United States has antagonised Europe. And Europe can provide an effective response to such external challenges when it stands united, Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol writes Trump triumphs, Europe shocked Fraser Cameron examines the implications of Trump's victory and looks at how Europe should react Improving the investment climate in Europe Markus J Beyrer says it is essential to speed up the process of removing the remaining barriers to the single market The trade issues which must be solved by David Davis’ Brexit Department Robert Oulds says Brexit negotiations must aim to prevent the complexities of trade slowing the free flow of goods after Britain leaves the EU The post-Brexit fandango To leave the EU cleanly the UK must make sure that this path leads to unilateral free trade and not some half-hearted protectionist substitute, Patrick Minford argues Saxony. A great future built on past foundations A strong and highly efficient industry has evolved through smart ideas and intelligent solutions, the Saxony Economic Development Corporation write Europe after Brexit: a proposal for a continental partnership Jean Pisani-Ferry, Norbert Röttgen, André Sapir, Paul Tucker, and Guntram B Wolff propose a new form of collaboration, a continental partnership, that will maintain Europe and the UK’s influence in an increasingly volatile world Trumped up trade: the end of an era The days of US fiscal restraint, and of global trade growth outpacing GDP growth, are now over, Sebastian Dullien writes Britain’s Asian opportunity Brexit offers the UK an opportunity to develop a more independent trade policy towards Asia, asserts Ganeshan Wignaraja UK’s €40 billion bill could be EU’s first Brexit hurdle Lewis Crofts and Matthew Holehouse examine how the Brexit negotiations will be affected by outstanding budget liabilities The Apple tax bill is not protectionism International conflicts are inevitable when governments challenge the excesses of multinational corporations, Sebastian Dullien writes Negotiating Britain’s new trade policy Jim Rollo and Alan Winters suggest some strategies for the UK government to follow in reconstituting its trade policy post-Brexit Economic incentives to create better workplaces Werner Eichhorst and Carolin Linckh discuss external economic incentives as a policy instrument to promote health and skill investments by employers in Europe CETA: ratification fears and implementation challenges There seems to be enough political support for the agreement on both sides of the Atlantic for CETA to come into force on a provisional basis sometime in 2017, says Patrick Leblond A roadmap for a post-Brexit EU Brexit is a blow to the European idea, but it also presents an opportunity for Europeans to discuss a realistic future, Petros Fassoulas writes Basic income - free money for everyone? Fleur de Beaufort examines the growing calls for the introduction of some form of unconditional basic income in Europe Funding concerns for UK's northern businesses after Brexit Ben Barlow examines the removal of European funding on northern SMEs
Important steps made towards a Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip writes that the European Commission has made a major advance towards creating a true Digital Single Market (DSM) for Europe, with two new packages of initiatives The EU agenda for tax transparency Pierre Moscovici says we are witnessing a generational shift when it comes to tax transparency in the EU and internationally Why the Confederation can’t solve the Union’s problems Benjamin Zeeb and Julia Berghofer discuss multiple crises in Europe and argue that the Europeans have to build up a political union that is able to defend common interests by means of democratically legitimised institutions Europe’s digital transformation Measures designed to speed up the digital transformation of industry should remain at the core of what the EU is trying to achieve, John Higgins writes EU-China FTA: why do we need it? How should it look like? What will it bring? The economic potential in bilateral trade could be significant, Federica Mustilli, Mattia Di Salvo and Wenian Hu find EBACE2016 showcased business aviation’s size, strength, diversity Ed Bolen reviews Europe’s premier showcase for business aviation, which provided an opportunity for dialogue between regulatory authorities, business leaders and other stakeholders
Recommendations for a successful digital transformation in Europe The ongoing fourth industrial revolution is radically modifying the global economy. Europe needs a true digital transformation to regain competitiveness and deliver growth and jobs, writes Markus Beyrer Can the Union avoid a breakdown? Daniel Dăianu examines the immediate and long-term challenges to the European Union The eurozone needs less heterogeneity André Sapir argues that all eurozone members need to have institutions that ensure wage developments are in line with productivity developments, and that this is crucial for the sustainability of the EZ Will Brexit require a re-write of tax legislation? Les Secular considers three areas of international tax where changes may have to be made if there is a Brexit Putting innovation to work: global challenges and Industry 4.0 Europe needs a much bolder strategy for how innovation sits at the heart of our approach to modern industrial policy, and to Industry 4.0, Martin Porter writes Launching the fourth industrial revolution Eva Paunova argues that in order to reap the benefits and minimise the risks we must act strategically to prepare our economies and societies Grabbing the third rail Lukas Schmelter says that Europe now, more than ever, needs to create and support a unified strategic foreign and defence policy if it wants to retain and strengthen its global influence Combating hiring discrimination with anonymous job applications Ulf Rinne says discrimination is still a big problem in today’s globalised world Why leaving is the safer option Oliver Lewis says relations will be friendlier after a vote to leave as the United Kingdom will stop blocking European efforts to integrate Restricted access for migrants: a liberal justification Liberals see freedom of movement as vital, but it must always be limited by the freedom of others not to be disturbed, Fleur de Beaufort and Patrick van Schie write Japan’s new international role Fraser Cameron considers the reasons for Japan’s more active global role and assesses the implications for EU-Japan relations A tale of two unions James Bartholomeusz writes about how Brexit could break up the United Kingdom itself The evidence to guide Europe in the refugee crisis Europe needs to resort to smart solutions to master the challenge presented by the influx of refugees, Alessio Brown asserts The fall of Safe Harbour and the future of transatlantic data sharing The basis of Safe Harbour has been questioned for some time, and in recent years it has become increasingly apparent that an updated privacy regime is necessary, Natasha Simmons writes Why Berlin and Paris cannot give in to Cameron Sebastian Dullien argues that British interests in protecting the integrity of the single market of 28 countries and the eurozone’s wish to move forward with more integration will inevitably clash Time is up for a Europe resting on its foreign policy laurels Daniel Schade explains why Europe’s status as an economic giant but political dwarf simply isn’t enough anymore An opportunity to meet further challenges 2015 offers the opportunity to end poverty, reduce inequality and to avert the destructive effects of a global temperature rise, Petros Fassoulas writes Innovation, decarbonisation, and Europe’s economic transformation Martin Porter writes that it is the time for Europe to lead – not just at COP21, but in its economic approach to the industrial innovation and the transition to a new economy On the road to Paris. A global deal is our business Emma Marcegaglia has 10 recommendations to ensure success in the COP21 international climate change negotiations The third act of the Greek tragedy Bartosz Radzikowski writes that if the third act of the Greek tragedy does not run on a suitable and sustainable course, membership of the eurozone will be, for the first time, reversible One court to rule them all? The EU's proposal for a world investment court Hussein Haeri writes about European Commission calls for the creation of a world investment court to resolve investor-State disputes Brussels’s lobbying bonanza Pia Eberhardt, Lora Verheecke and Kenneth Haar write that EU politics is heavily skewed in favour of capital and transnational corporations and that TTIP would expand their power even further The EU-China’s Comprehensive Agreement on Investment A successful CAI could give a welcome boost to EU-China economic and trade relations and should be warmly welcomed by business, Fraser Cameron writes European political preferences for decarbonisation The MSR vote is a litmus test for support from the European Parliament and the European Council for the ETS, Georg Zachmann writes Making the Digital Single Market a reality Andrus Ansip writes that the European Commission’s Strategy for the DSM lays down a marker for Europe’s digital future, creating a free, fair and open digital environment that is accessible to everyone Are there really no barriers to electronic commerce? Electronic evidence will decide Thomas Cavro Dupont asks how should companies best prepare for the European Commission’s e-commerce sector inquiry Last chance for Europe in the digital saloon? Europe’s gradual decline in relation to the USA and Asia will be inexorable unless it adopts a bold and ambitious plan soon, states Colin Blackman The EU's Digital Single Market Strategy: a worthy aim, but does it work? Kenny Mullen writes that regulators need to be careful that the single EU market does not simply throw up new artificial boundaries between ‘digital fortress’ Europe and the rest of the world Reform, not renegotiation Lucy Thomas says David Cameron should push for changes that benefit businesses across Europe The Maritime Silk Road – an EU perspective Fraser Cameron writes that the MSR will have a major impact on global trade and international relations, especially EU-China relations Muddling through won’t solve Europe’s problems Benjamin Zeeb explains why Europe has to attempt the impossible to overcome them The EU is listening to business’ cries for reform Lucy Thomas says there is a third way of staying in the EU, engaging with the process, and building alliances for reform Eastern Partnership at a crossroads Amanda Paul says the EaP in its current form has run its course, and there is now a broad recognition that there is a need for a more differentiated approach The EU and immigration Robert Oulds finds that the issues surrounding immigration are used by both sides in the on-going debate as to whether or not Britain should remain in the European Union The EU and the City of London Robert Oulds says EU regulators threaten the UK’s position as a world leader in international business services Dual-learning contributes to the competitiveness of industry Dual-learning systems, such as apprenticeships, results in a skilled and productive workforce and lower youth employment, Markus Beyrer finds Youth unemployment in Europe Werner Eichhorst provides pointers on what employers and policy makers can do to overcome one of the most pressing issues in Europe Securing the future of the European defence industry: a ‘mission possible’ for the EU? Andrea Frontini examines recent trends and emerging challenges for the European defence industry Fixing the broken region of the Caucasus Jos Boonstra and Laure Delcour evaluate EU policies in the South Caucasus, a broken region characterised by local tensions and conflicting influences of large regional actors Sharing the same vision – the cornerstone of a new industrial policy for Europe The EU needs an unambiguous and well-defined strategic plan, argues Claire Dhéret The world in 2020 – making Europe more flexible in a changing world Jim O’Neill and Alessio Terzi argue that Europe needs to be more flexible in a changing world European companies need stronger signals to deliver a real industrial renaissance Inconsistent and uncoordinated legislative initiatives have led to higher costs for businesses and added to the amount of red tape in Europe, finds Markus Beyrer Strategic options for Europe’s future The New Pact for Europe outline five possible strategic options for the future of Europe The EU’s pivot to Asia Europe has steadily increased its engagement with the world’s most dynamic region and home to 60% of the global population, writes Fraser Cameron

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