Jacques Delors Institute – European Think Tank in Berlin

Takes Two to Tax - on fair taxation of the digital economy

Takes Two to Tax - on fair taxation of the digital economy

The ongoing digital transformation poses enormous challenges to current tax law. Thus the European Commission published two proposals, a so-called interim tax and a comprehensive solution. In this blog post, Pola Schneemelcher assesses the proposals and makes the case that they do not sufficiently address the crucial question of how to value data. more

Follower Power for the European Parliament

Follower Power for the European Parliament

In a little more than a year from now Europeans head to the polls to vote for a new EP. There is a danger that the voter turnout will fall once more. Thus the EP should become more active online. In this blog post Paul-Jasper Dittrich sketches out a possible “get-out-the-vote” online campaign of the EP for the upcoming elections that specifically targets young Europeans. more

Should Bulgaria join the euro now?

Should Bulgaria join the euro now?

While the Bulgarian case for joining the euro seems compelling, neither Sofia nor Brussels should jump the gun now. Not only does Bulgaria still lack the institutional capacity to be a reliable member of the club; it would also lose improtant degrees of freedom to foster growth and deal with crises at home. This Blog Post argues that Bulgaria’s accession should be based on prudence rather than precipitation. more

Change and continuity in Germany's migration policy

Change and continuity in Germany's migration policy

Following the the re-election of Angela Merkel, Germany’s new coalition government is set to start work. Some of its most pressing issues revolve around the country's future course on migration, both at the national and European level. This blog post traces how the heated electoral campaign influenced the new government’s coalition agreement and assesses its proposals on EU migration policy. more

Twelve thoughts on Brexit

Twelve thoughts on Brexit

We are at half-time in the Article 50 process leading to Brexit. The departure of the UK from the European Union is now exactly 12 months away. This is the right moment to take stock and list a few backward- and forward-looking thoughts. In this Blog Post, Henrik Enderlein opts for straight talk. Here are his twelve key points on Brexit. more

Takes Two to Tax – on fair taxation of the digital economy

The ongoing digital transformation poses enormous challenges to current tax law. Thus the European Commission published two proposals, a so-called interim tax and a comprehensive solution. In this blog post, Pola Schneemelcher assesses the proposals and makes the case that they do not sufficiently address the crucial question of how to value data. more

Follower Power for the European Parliament

In a little more than a year from now Europeans head to the polls to vote for a new EP. There is a danger that the voter turnout will fall once more. Thus the EP should become more active online. In this blog post Paul-Jasper Dittrich sketches out a possible “get-out-the-vote” online campaign of the EP for the upcoming elections that specifically targets young Europeans. more

Should Bulgaria join the euro now?

While the Bulgarian case for joining the euro seems compelling, neither Sofia nor Brussels should jump the gun now. Not only does Bulgaria still lack the institutional capacity to be a reliable member of the club; it would also lose improtant degrees of freedom to foster growth and deal with crises at home. This Blog Post argues that Bulgaria’s accession should be based on prudence rather than precipitation. more

The EU’s new mix of three methods

Ever since European leaders signed the Rome Declaration one year ago, the debate on the future of Europe has taken up pace. However, the different methods of integration have only received little attention. This blog post reviews how the Community, Union and Consultation methods have shaped the debate on European integration. more