Publications in: Economic and Monetary Union

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

Brexit and the financial sector: time is already running out

Brexit negotiations have just started but the UK’s financial services industry is already running short of time to adjust to the worst case of a ‘hard Brexit’. An assurance for a transition arrangement would be necessary to avoid expensive contingency measures. This blog post reviews the current state of relocation plans and asks whether negotiation parties could settle on a transition arrangement soon enough to avoid exaggerated worst-case planning. more

Dealing with the downside risks of trade

The G20 meeting in Hamburg concluded not only with an endorsement of free trade, but also with the resolution to share best practices of how to deal with trade adjustment costs. If there was a silver bullet, we would have already found it. Instead, there are only country-specific solutions. But what are those policies that can help mitigate the adverse effects of trade? This blog post reviews recent contributions to this question. more