Jacques Delors Institute – European Think Tank in Berlin

Key take-aways from the Monti report

Key take-aways from the Monti report

The way the EU finances itself has been under criticism for years. Now, Brexit opens the door to comprehensive change. In this blog post, Jörg Haas summarises the reform recommendations made by the recently published Monti Report and provides some context. Why does the current system need reforming, what does the report propose and what are possible next steps? more

Emmanuel Macron: beyond the political right and left

Emmanuel Macron: beyond the political right and left

Emmanuel Macron defines sovereignty as European and according to the latest polls, which underline the rise of Macron’s popularity just four months before the presidential elections in France, this strategy might be the right one to win the elections. In an article for Der Spiegel, Henrik Enderlein explains why Macron’s political agenda is also a good chance for Europe to gain momentum. more

Reforming EMU: Legislation and Treaty Change

Reforming EMU: Legislation and Treaty Change

Our author Federico Fabbrini gives guidance on how to introduce several needed changes to EMU, suggesting that many reforms can be accomplished by ordinary EU legislation, but that improving the EU institutional system ultimately requires changing the EU treaties. In this regard, Brexit may offer a window of opportunity. more

How to prioritize structural reforms in the euro area

How to prioritize structural reforms in the euro area

To overcome low growth in Europe the European Commission, the ECB, the IMF and the OECD have all called for more structural reforms. Taken together, the number of reform recommendations rank in the hundreds. Anna auf dem Brinke and Henrik Enderlein explain how to identify reform priorities and show that is it possible to present a comprehensive reform agenda for the euro area on one page. more

Brexit drama in three acts: Negotiation phases & scenarios

Brexit drama in three acts: Negotiation phases & scenarios

Brussels and London are gearing up for the Brexit negotiations. Prime Minister Theresa May gave her Brexit speech and the Supreme Court ruled that the UK Parliament has to give its assent. The British government is still planning to declare that the UK intends to leave the EU by the end of March 2017. But how will the Brexit negotiations unfold? - Our Policy Paper is now also available in English. - more

Brexit and the EU Budget: Threat or Opportunity?

Brexit and the EU Budget: Threat or Opportunity?

This paper analyses the implications of Brexit for EU’s public finances. The authors Jörg Haas and Eulalia Rubio draw up four scenarios that outline how the EU could react to the expected budget shortfall after Brexit and highlight the political implications of each scenario. more

Key take-aways from the Monti report

The way the EU finances itself has been under criticism for years. Now, Brexit opens the door to comprehensive change. In this blog post, Jörg Haas summarises the reform recommendations made by the recently published Monti Report and provides some context. Why does the current system need reforming, what does the report propose and what are possible next steps? mehr more

Emmanuel Macron: beyond the political right and left

Emmanuel Macron defines sovereignty as European and according to the latest polls, which underline the rise of Macron’s popularity just four months before the presidential elections in France, this strategy might be the right one to win the elections. In an article for Der Spiegel, Henrik Enderlein explains why Macron’s political agenda is also a good chance for Europe to gain momentum. mehr more

Why Europe should be a world leader in renewable energy

Europe must move to a cleaner future. We need to embark on a collective project to become the world leader in renewable energy by 2020. Achieving this would go a long way to address key challenges facing Europe today: use innovation to boost on industrial competitiveness, create new quality jobs, lower energy dependence, democratise the energy sector while making it more environmentally sustainable. mehr more

Reforming EMU: Legislation and Treaty Change

Our author Federico Fabbrini gives guidance on how to introduce several needed changes to EMU, suggesting that many reforms can be accomplished by ordinary EU legislation, but that improving the EU institutional system ultimately requires changing the EU treaties. In this regard, Brexit may offer a window of opportunity. mehr more

How to prioritize structural reforms in the euro area

To overcome low growth in Europe the European Commission, the ECB, the IMF and the OECD have all called for more structural reforms. Taken together, the number of reform recommendations rank in the hundreds. Anna auf dem Brinke and Henrik Enderlein explain how to identify reform priorities and show that is it possible to present a comprehensive reform agenda for the euro area on one page. mehr more