EU Policies for a Thriving Data Ecosystem

EPSC Strategic Note #21

Delivering the 2030 Agenda

Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels | 20 December 2016

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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 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 18
20 July 2016

Report by Karl Falkenberg, Senior Adviser for Sustainable Development to the President of the European Commission.

Issue 17
20 July 2016

Climate action and the modernisation of the economy are two sides of the same coin. The Paris Climate Agreement concluded in 2015 provides more than a comprehensive framework for global climate resilience: it incentivises investment in innovation and its deployment that can spearhead sustainable and job-creating growth. Reaping the economic and social gains of the low-carbon transition hinges on modernising our notion of ‘mobility’.

In the digital age, underpinned by data and new technologies, mobility means more than getting from point A to point B: it is about a more global, open and competitive space that comprises not just transport, but also connectivity.

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Delivering the 2030 Agenda

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