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

A Guide to Brexit and Data Flows

Post-Brexit relations regarding data transfers and data protection are going to exercise one of the biggest economic impacts on the UK and the EU27 over the longer term. In this policy paper, Paul-Jasper Dittrich provides an overview of the role of data and data exchanges in modern economies, and how Brexit endangers this exchange, and describes different scenarios for the transfer of personal data post-Brexit. more

What’s Wrong with EU Information Systems & How to Fix It

The terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Berlin have exposed the shortcomings of EU information systems. The EU and its member states are now discussing practical proposals for better connecting single databases. What are the current weaknesses and how do the proposals seek to remedy them? Which opportunities does a more integrated architecture offer? Which challenges could be encountered along the way and how can they be overcome? more

How the ‘Migration Crisis’ Affected Funding Under the MFF

Ahead of negotiations over the Commission’s proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), this Policy Paper explores how the ‘migration crisis’ affected funding for asylum and migration. In the Paper Lucas Rasche analyses the structural deficiencies in the EU’s most relevant funding instrument for migration, the Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF), and argues that a reform of the political framework underpinning funding in the field of asylum and migration is necessary. more

EU-NATO: Distinguishing Narrative from Substance

At the NATO Summit in Brussels, the EU and NATO have committed to deepen their cooperation. This was an important political signal as it came after revived fears that the EU’s defence cooperation efforts might lead to decoupling, duplication and discrimination.. The policy paper by Nicole Koenig reviews the political tensions around this cooperation and delineates them from progress in terms of substance. more

Online platforms and how to regulate them: an EU overview

The rapid rise of online platforms has characterized the digital transformation of the last decade. In this paper, Paul-Jasper Dittrich provides an overview of existing regulation of online platforms in the Single Market, examines current regulatory challenges for the EU and proposes policy recommendations for the future European debate on platform regulation. more

Blog Posts

Defending EU Values: a Puzzle With Missing Pieces

On 12 September the European Parliament warned of a clear risk of a serious breach of the EU’s common values by Hungary. Which instruments does the EU have to defend its values internally? What are their weaknesses? Can newer proposals provide remedy? more

Five things you need to know about the #SOTEU speech

As Jean-Claude Juncker will deliver his final “State of the Union” speech on 12 September 2018, this is the right moment to take stock of procedural and political issues related to the speech. Valentin Kreilinger offers his five key points on #SOTEU. more

ESM reform: No need to reinvent the wheel

In this blog post, Lucas Guttenberg argues that the ESM does not need a new instrument to provide short-term liquidity to member states. Instead, finance ministers should clarify that some of the existing instruments can be used without recourse to a full adjustment programme, i.e. based only on ex-ante eligibility criteria. more

Security and Defence: A Glass Half Full

Strengthening European security and defence cooperation was one of the central aims of the EU Global Strategy. Reviewing progress two years after its publication, Nicole Koenig argues that the glass is half-full: The pillars of the European Defence Union have been established but the EU should take further steps to link them and fill them with substance. more

Research policy: guide to the negotiations on Horizon Europe

In June the Commission presented its proposal for the multi-billion research programme Horizon Europe. The European Parliament and the Council are now called upon to agree on the legislative package before the forthcoming European elections. This blog post explains the priorities of the Commission proposal and the political questions that will be at the centre of the negotiations. more