Publications in: Economic and Monetary Union

How to scale-up start-ups in the EU

Start-ups intending to expand in the European Single Market face high barriers. Apart from difficulties to find funding sources or cultural barriers, regulatory and administrative obstacles are the main impediments preventing scale-up. Paul-Jasper Dittrich analyses the most relevant regulatory barriers and discusses current policy proposals to improve the growth environment for start-ups in Europe. more

Posted Workers: How to ensure a fair Mobility?

EU labour ministers met in Luxemburg on 23 October for a landmark discussion on the European framework for posted workers. Sofia Fernandes, senior research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris, analyses the issue of posted work in Europe and the challenges for mobility that come with it. more

Brexit and the Freedom of Movement: A legal Primer

Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU are in full swing. A main point of contention involves the freedom of movement of EU citizens. To explore the legal basis and the limitations of this key EU right, we interviewed Federico Fabbrini, professor of European Law at Dublin City University. more

Digital Single Market: Balancing ambition and pragmatism

The Strategy for a Digital Single Market is one of the most important drivers of EU-integration in the Single Market within this decade. Numerous regulations and processes have to be adapted to the internet age. More than two years have lapsed since the inception of the program in May 2015 - ime for an interim conclusion: Does the strategy hold up to its promises? more

Venture Capital: How to harmonize national and EU measures?

The venture capital industry is an important catalyst for a thriving start-up ecosystem, but Europe’s VC market is still small and fragmented. In this paper Philipp Ständer assesses the policy toolbox of member states and EU institutions to promote VC investments and proposes two initiatives that would address the issue of market fragmentation. more