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Plans for the Future of Europe

As laid out in President Juncker's State of the Union and President Macron's Initiative for Europe

Two Visions,
One Direction

Plans for the Future of Europe

As laid out in President Juncker's State of the Union and President Macron's Initiative for Europe

Reclaiming Europe’s Digital Leadership

Digital transformation and Artificial Intelligence are driving economic and societal changes of unprecedented pace and scale. To better respond to the needs of its businesses and citizens’ and to keep up with the rapidly-growing tech giants around the world, Europe must come together and actively play on its key assets – a strong reputation for quality and safety, a leading research community, and a prominent positioning in favour of protection of personal data and fundamental rights and liberties.

Advanced Economies Shaping the Next Stage of Inclusive Globalisation

The timing of the conclusion of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement is not coincidental. In today’s state of intense geopolitical uncertainty, the economic partnership concluded between the EU and Japan surpasses mere business interests. It is a forceful and timely joint statement of intent in favour of multilateralism and strategic cooperation at a time when isolationism and confrontation are all too prevalent.

Filling the Pensions Gap and Refinancing the Economy

Strategic Note #26 | 29 June 2017

Voluntary private pension products can play a central role in helping pensioners to maintain an adequate level of income as Member States implement far-reaching reforms to mitigate the impact of ageing populations. However, too few Europeans are investing in such schemes. This is in large part due to the EU internal market’s limited ability to deliver cost-efficient and transparent private pension products. The creation of a pan-European pension product would entail significant benefits for future pensioners, while also opening up an important new source of long-term capital to boost the EU’s growth potential.

EU Security and Defence in a Volatile World

EPSC Newsletter #4

How can we meet the unprecedented security challenges of our times? Read the opinions of Vice-Presidents and Commissioners of the European Commission, Prime Ministers and Defence Ministers from Member States, military commanders, defence industry representatives, and experts from the think tank community: all in our latest Newsletter

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29 September 2017

In September 2017, European Commission President Juncker and French President Macron each outlined bold visions for the future of Europe.

This paper provides a comparative assessment of the two speeches and the proposals they advance. While recognising the nuances, the analysis reveals a strong convergence of opinions between the two leaders. Both are looking to build a better future for Europe, built on prosperity, resilience and security.

Issue 27
28 September 2017

Reclaiming Europe’s Digital Leadership

Digital transformation and Artificial Intelligence are driving economic and societal changes of unprecedented pace and scale. To better respond to the needs of its businesses and citizens’ and to keep up with the rapidly-growing tech giants around the world, Europe must come together and actively play on its key assets – a strong reputation for quality and safety, a leading research community, and a prominent positioning in favour of protection of personal data and fundamental rights and liberties.

Issue #2
10 July 2017

The Greenfield Investment Monitor is an occasional publication by the EPSC that provides regular updates on the state of play of greenfield investment in the EU. In this second edition, we take a closer look at recent developments in greenfield financial flows between the historically strong EU-US partners, revealing a spectacular rise in greenfield flows to the EU – largely driven by US investments – despite a reduced role for the UK in favour of the EU27

EPSC Brief #2
7 July 2017

The timing of the conclusion of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement is not coincidental. In today’s state of intense geopolitical uncertainty, the economic partnership concluded between the EU and Japan surpasses mere business interests. It is a forceful and timely joint statement of intent in favour of multilateralism and strategic cooperation at a time when isolationism and confrontation are all too prevalent.

Issue 26
29 June 2017

Voluntary private pension products can play a central role in helping pensioners to maintain an adequate level of income as Member States implement far-reaching reforms to mitigate the impact of ageing populations. However, too few Europeans are investing in such schemes. This is in large part due to the EU internal market’s limited ability to deliver cost-efficient and transparent private pension products. The creation of a pan-European pension product would entail significant benefits for future pensioners, while also opening up an important new source of long-term capital to boost the EU’s growth potential.

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Funding the EU's Future: Towards a New Multiannual Financial Framework

6 June 2017

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