EU Policies for a Thriving Data Ecosystem

EPSC Strategic Note #21

Delivering the 2030 Agenda

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EPSC Newsletter #3

What are the new drivers of innovation and how are they remodelling our societies?


EPSC Newsletter #3

What are the new drivers of innovation and how are they impacting our societies?

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Supporting public investments that increase economic growth

EPSC Strategic Note #20

Towards a Positive
Euro Area Fiscal Stance

Supporting public investments that increase economic growth

EPSC Strategic Note #20


Issue 21
11 January 2017

As the data revolution gains in speed, profoundly changing how value is created, data is and will increasingly be a decisive factor in the success or failure not only of businesses, but also of the economies that underpin them. Going forward, Europe needs to extend the regulatory and legal certainty afforded to personal data via the General Data Protection Regulation to the fast-growing area of non-personal data, and put in place a comprehensive policy blueprint to accelerate its performance in the global data economy. 

Issue 20
23 November 2016

The nature of the EU fiscal supervisory framework means that debt sustainability concerns typically outweigh the benefits of an expansionary fiscal policy. Yet, the euro area currently faces a unique set of circumstances that make a strong case for a more supportive fiscal policy. Pursuing Member States’ available fiscal space to make growth-friendly public investments would work hand in hand with monetary policy and supportive structural reforms to accelerate domestic growth, generating positive spill-over effects in other Member States.

19 September 2016

EU 2016: From Trends to Policies examines a comprehensive set of trends that characterise Europe and the world, and extrapolates policy options for the European Union.

Issue 19
25 July 2016
Ensuring Affordable, Fast and Reliable Internet Access for a Thriving Digital Ecosystem

The long-term success of a digital economy based on the Internet of Things, Machine to Machine technologies, cloud computing and Big Data, will crucially depend on access to the highest quality telecom infrastructure. With no prospect of enjoying fast and ultra-fast reliable Internet access, few industries will invest in Europe and citizens will struggle to benefit from the digital revolution. That is why Europe must raise its digital game.

Issue 16
15 July 2016

China has become the world’s third largest economy in terms of output – behind the European Union and the United States – thanks to a phenomenal annual growth rate of about 10% since the 1980s. It is now also the third largest global player in external trade. Yet, China is slowing down in its economic race, despite having made the greatest contribution to world output growth in 2015.

The significance of the Chinese economy and the questions arising about its sustainability bear strategic and direct consequences for the EU.

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