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  • Published In: 2017
    86 pages
    Review of Member States' reports on the implementation of the European Commission Decision on the provision of State aid to the provision of services of general economic interest

    This study shows that the Almunia package has led to substantial improvements in clarity and legal certainty as regards the provision of SGEIs and state aid. It has achieved the right balance between the need to foster and support SGEIs and the objective of preventing potential distortions in competition.

  • Published In: 2017
    28 pages
    The EU social pillar: standing the test of better regulation

    In recent years, REFIT and the institutional agreement on Better Regulation have focused on reducing regulatory burdens, increasing the number of impact analyses, and wide-ranging consultations. As a result, the legislative process has ground to a halt. Having mapped and quantified the EU acquis, the Commission is preparing to launch a targeted deregulation with the aim of reducing regulatory burdens.

  • Published In: 2017
    120 pages
    The ethics of Big Data

    Balancing economic benefits and ethical questions of Big Data in the EU policy context

  • Published In: 2017
    99 pages
    The investment plan and the Social Pillar: a step towards a new strategy for Europe

    The focus of the study is to analyse the progress of the Jobs, Growth and Investment Package and its contribution towards promoting more sustainable and inclusive growth. The study is based on the concept of inclusive growth, derived from the development literature: it not only states that growth with equity is possible, but also that equity is necessary for growth.

  • Published In: 2016
    36 pages
    Coordination of social security schemes between the European Union and Euromed countries

    The presence of mass immigration in the Southern Mediterranean region of Europe requires the development of new instruments in the field of social security coordination. Many of the existing problems associated with coordinating social security systems have been resolved, until now, through bilateral agreements between Member States and MED countries. However, it is practically impossible for all 28 Member States to individually initiate negotiations with all MED countries or vice versa. For this reason there is a growing trend for demanding that the EU negotiate and sign international agreements that grant more comprehensive bi- or multilateral coverage than bilateral agreements.

     

     

  • Published In: 2016
    9 pages
    Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe - Executive summary

    The study examines international reports for culture's impact on European cities and its use as a tool for regeneration and development.  It provides an overview of the factors in EU city development linked to culture and identity through selective qualitative and quantitative analysis. Culture is examined thematically in terms of its use as a vehicle for economic growth, a tool for reconverting cities, for integration and inclusiveness, and as a pillar of European identity.

  • Published In: 2016
    111 pages
    Factors for Growth - Priorities for Competitiveness, Convergence and Cohesion in the European Union

    This Study brings light to the economic factors that contribute to sustainable growth in the European Union (EU) and investigates the political feasibility of economic reforms enhancing such factors. It also explores the aspects influencing competitiveness and fostering convergence and cohesion at EU and Member State levels.

  • Published In: 2016
    81 pages
    Culture, Cities and Identity in Europe

    The study examines international reports for culture's impact on European cities and its use as a tool for regeneration and development.  It provides an overview of the factors in EU city development linked to culture and identity through selective qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  • Published In: 2016
    16 pages
    Studies carried out in 2015 - Compendium

    Compendium of studies carried out in 2015 on the initiative of the EESC: summaries, authors, reference numbers, requesting services, contact persons, linguistic versions...

  • Published In: 2016

    Devising concrete actions to implement the European Energy Dialogue

    This study operationalises the concept of a European Energy Dialogue (EED) and describes it such that it can be discussed with the stakeholders that should be involved in its implementation. The objective of the EED is to enable stakeholders to work with civil society by providing the necessary structured and validated approach, to mobilise civil society to be more closely involved and to connect the many dialogues taking place at national, regional, city and local level.

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