Publications

The Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin publishes policy papers (short research papers including evaluations and analyses, max. 10 pages), reports (longer position papers with a stronger analytical focus and policy recommendations) and blog posts. In addition, the institute will also post links to the publications by Notre Europe – Institut Jacques Delors in Paris.

Policy Papers

Transition: a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Brexit Galaxy

Brexit will enter into force on 29 March 2019. Without an agreement on future relations, the UK will revert to accessing the single market under WTO rules. Economic turmoil cannot be ruled out as the British government struggles to clarify its priorities. This Policy paper by Elvire Fabry and Marco de Toffol explores ways in which a transition agreement could avert a "cliff-edge" scenario. more

What ambition for the European Labour Authority?

The idea of creating a European Labour Authority (ELA) is often associated with the need to better enforce rules on worker mobility, notably with regard to posted workers. However, the authority should also facilitate mobility, in particular by guaranteeing better access to information for both citizens and businesses. Between these two scenarios, Sofia Fernandes distinguishes four tasks that can be entrusted to a new European Authority. more

The European Parliament in Trade Policy

Trade agreements like ACTA, TTIP, and CETA have been widely debated in the EU. This Policy Paper by Laura Wolfstädter, Sophia Becker and Valentin Kreilinger shows how the European Parliament is able to play a major role in the EU’s Common Commercial Policy. It will also have to approve any possible agreement with the United Kingdom about its future (trade) relationship with the EU after Brexit. more

Towards a more democratic European Union

In the debate on the future of the EU, it is the first time since the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon that fundamental institutional issues are again under discussion. This Policy Paper by Valentin Kreilinger analyses the proposals made in recent months as part of the debate and examines the legal requirements, along with the political scope for action for their potential implementation. more

Blog Posts

Multiannual Financial Framework – an assessment

On May 2nd, the European Commission published its proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework, covering the period 2021-2027. What the Commission labels a „modern budget that protects, empowers and defends“ marks the start of a crucial political battle over the EU’s policy priorities after Brexit. In this blog post, Jörg Haas, Eulalia Rubio and Pola Schneemelcher take a closer look at the proposal. 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