Thinking ahead for Europe

CEPS News June 2015

Whose European Agenda on Migration?

Sergio Carrera
Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Programme

In the context of a wide-ranging debate following the deaths of asylum-seekers crossing the Mediterranean, the Commission has published its much-awaited European Agenda on Migration. The Agenda sets out specific actions to respond to the situation in the Mediterranean, offers general recommendations to reduce irregular immigration, save lives...

The worsening crisis in Macedonia is beginning to worry the international community, and not before time. Unrest on May 9th in the northern multi-ethnic city of Kumanovo, just 30 kms north of the capital Skopje, resulted in the death of eight police officers and ten so-called 'terrorists', underlining the fragility...
While policy-makers are creating conditions to strengthen recovery, debate on the role that retail finance should play in this respect focuses on corporate loans rather than on household credit. The improvement of financing conditions for firms to support further investment spending is essential to sustainable growth. However, a significant part...
A major new project on the ‘The Three DCFTAs’, for short, has just been launched by CEPS with the support of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The fuller title is 'The EU’s Association Agreements and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTAs) with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia', which were...
Upcoming events
June 2015
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00

Millions of people are living in poverty around the world, but making our food systems more nutritious, resilient, and inclusive can significantly improve their lives within the next ten years.

On 2 June 2015, the European Commission, BMZ and IFPRI join hands to bring together stakeholders and leading experts to...

June 2015
Tuesday 13:15 - 14:30

Launch of the World Bank's Russia Economic Report 33

June 2015
Friday 12:30 - 14:30

This lunchtime policy seminar aims to critically assess the recent developments in the field of EU migration policy. There will be two focal points in the discussions.

First, the European Agenda on Migration that was recently presented by the European Commission will be examined, by focusing on these questions:


Upcoming Events
We are organising a Summer School on the Economic and Financial Governance of the EMU * on 7-12 September 2015 at CEPS’ offices in Brussels. This summer school offers an in-depth introduction into how the economic and financial governance of the EMU works in practice and how it impacts the...
Recent Events
The EU is the third-largest foreign investor in Mexico and the second-largest importer of Mexican goods, according to a research study presented by BBVA on the effects of the EU-Mexico Agreement. At an event at CEPS on May 11th to review this Agreement, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström acknowledged that “Fifteen...
The adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a crucial variable on which the whole Digital Single Market strategy depends. This CEPS Digital Forum seminar was organised in cooperation with TechUK and the Coalition for the Digital Economy (COADEC) on May 13th, and looked at the main issues...
A CEPS Digital Forum seminar, held in Brussels on May 5th, tackled the topic of net neutrality – an important and contentious part of the Telecoms Single Market (TSM) package that includes issues around traffic management, blocking or throttling, specialised services, transparency and quality of service. Opinions differ on all...
ECRI organised its first annual conference on financial services, innovation and consumer protection on May 12th. This event provided a platform to exchange good practices across the various supervisors and providers of financial services and to contribute to higher regulatory consistency across the different segments of financial services. The conference...
Corporate Event
The recovery of investments, together with structural reforms and fiscal responsibility, are the cornerstones of the European Commission’s agenda to generate growth and jobs. On 5 May 2015 Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission, discussed the third pillar of the so-called Juncker investment plan, the single market and structural...

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