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European Policy Briefs

The Juncker Plan 2.0 : the Belgian view

By Fabian Willermain, Quentin Genard (26-10-2016)

In European Policy Briefs

A few weeks after the presentation by the European Commission of ‘Juncker Plan 2.0’, it is high time to look back at what has so far been achieved by the earlier version of the Juncker Plan – and how well it has worked for Belgium. Read more

Plan B after Brexit – What Britain can expect negotiating a Swiss-type arrangement with the EU

By Cenni Najy, Jacqueline Breidlid (17-06-2016)

In European Policy Briefs

For those wishing to see the UK exit from the EU, Switzerland has become a poster child, an example of how a country outside the EU can retain access to the EU’s internal market, thereby flourishing economically, and yet retaining its sovereignty and independence. Read more

Forgotten lessons for the Eurozone

By John Ryan (11-05-2016)

In European Policy Briefs

A Monetary Union is one where there is a single fiat currency with a single monetary authority (a central bank). It also has a single interest and exchange rate, and a single legal entity responsible for issuing that currency across a geographic area. Read more

The rise of single motherhood in the EU: analysis and propositions

By Sophie Heine (16-03-2016)

In European Policy Briefs

This paper will address a rising issue within the EU – the increase of single parent families. Firstly, we will draw a general picture of the disadvantages faced by single parents and outline the possible causes of this phenomenon. Read more

How can we enhance our security without damaging our liberty?

By Sophie Heine (21-01-2016)

In European Policy Briefs

How can we reinforce internal security without destroying basic freedoms? This dilemma will become increasingly topical in the context of rising terrorist threats and in view of some of the responses already put in place at the national level. Many observers have pointed out the threat that these measures pose to individual freedom. But few have highlighted their Read more

The EU approach to Gender: Limitations and alternatives

By Sophie Heine (03-12-2015)

In European Policy Briefs

For several decades, the European Union has been at the forefront of significant progress in the struggle towards equality between women and men, among others in the fight against sex-based discriminations. The contemporary Read more

The Better Regulation Package: Creating better regulations, but for what kind of EU politics ?

By Anca Cioriciu, Fabian Willermain (29-10-2015)

In European Policy Briefs

On the 19 May 2015, the European Commission presented its Better Regulation Agenda. Subsequently the Luxembourg presidency put the negotiations on the Better Regulation package Read more

The migration crisis: a stress test for European values

By Anna Martin, Clémentine d'Oultremont (24-09-2015)

In European Policy Briefs

Confronted by the current refugee crisis, most Member States are turning inwards. But migration will continue to rise in the future. Read more

Capital Markets Union: a work in progress quick and high impact measures for the Capital Markets Union

By Gergely Polner, John Ryan (17-09-2015)

In European Policy Briefs

Capital Markets Union has three objectives. The first objective is to improve access to finance for all businesses but especially SMEs; the second is to increase the share of capital markets in the funding mix of the real economy; and Read more

Prostitution as a human right: an oxymoron

By Sophie Heine (25-08-2015)

In European Policy Briefs

Prostitution is an extremely contentious topic, for political forces as well as for civil society. The recent position adopted by Amnesty International in favour of a full decriminalization of this activity is an opportunity to launch a critical debate on this issue, at the Global and European levels. Read more