Single market, competition & trade

Bulletin issue 48

Issue 48 - 2006

Katinka Barysch, Daniel Keohane, Mark Leonard
26 May 2006
Services

What future for free trade in services?

03 April 2006
The controversy that has engulfed the Commission’s draft services directive is hardly surprising: the establishment of a single EU market in services was always going to generate more opposition than the liberalisation of trade in goods.
The future of the European economy

Ditchley conference note - The future of the European economy

Katinka Barysch
21 March 2006
In November 2005, the CER took more than 40 of Europe's top economists, policy-makers and commentators to the Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire to discuss 'The future of the European economy'. Participants included Graham Bishop, Jean-Philippe Cotis, Daniel Gros, Will Hutton, DeAnne Julius, Anatole Kaletsky, John Kay, Mart Laar, Richard Layard,...
The Lisbon scorecard VI

The Lisbon scorecard VI: Will Europe's economy rise again?

Aurore Wanlin
01 March 2006
The European Union and its 'Lisbon agenda' of economic reform, have received a battering over the past year. The pace of reform has remained slow in the big eurozone countries.
New budget, old dilemmas

New budget, old dilemmas

Iain Begg
22 February 2006
After months of fierce haggling, the UK government managed to broker a deal on the EU's new budget at the Union's summit in December 2005.
The EU's new financial services agenda

The EU's new financial services agenda

Alasdair Murray, Aurore Wanlin
03 February 2006
After five years of intense law-making, the European Commission promises fewer financial services laws for the remainder of the decade. But there is still no fully integrated single European market in financial services.
EU 2010: A programme for reform

EU 2010: A programme for reform

Charles Grant, Hugo Brady, Katinka Barysch, Simon Tilford, Daniel Keohane, Mark Leonard, Aurore Wanlin
03 February 2006
The European Union is suffering from a profound malaise. There have been difficult times in the past – such as the 'empty chair' left by General de Gaulle in the mid-1960s, the rows over the British budget contribution in the early 1980s, and the struggles to ratify the Maastricht treaty...
East versus West?

East versus West? The European economic and social model after enlargement

Katinka Barysch
06 January 2006
The EU's enlargement to the East has been an economic success. Trade between the old and the new members is thriving. Foreign investment by West European companies has helped to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in Central and Eastern Europe, and it has generated multi-billion euro profits for the investing companies.
The Doha trade round

The Doha trade round: What hope for Hong Kong?

Aurore Wanlin
01 December 2005
The Doha round of trade talks, launched in the Qatar capital in 2001, is in trouble. The members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have little time left to meet their ambition of helping developing countries trade their way out of poverty.
Easing the pain of trade liberalisation

Easing the pain of trade liberalisation

Richard Cunningham
01 December 2005
This year’s textiles crisis shows what can happen if the EU and the US are ill-prepared for competition from emerging Asia. The integration of China and India into the world economy means that manufacturing and low-cost services in the West will have to adapt rapidly.
Why Europe deserves a better farm policy

Why Europe deserves a better farm policy

Jack Thurston
01 December 2005
The prospects for radical CAP reform look bleak. At the time of writing (December 2005) neither the arguments over the EU budget nor pressure from major farm exporters at the world trade negotiations look likely to force the EU to reform.
Bulletin issue 45

Issue 45 - 2006

Katinka Barysch, Urban Ahlin, Richard Cunningham
25 November 2005
A 'smart growth' strategy for sustainable development

A 'smart growth' strategy for sustainable development

Iain Begg
01 November 2005
Amid the insults and recriminations which followed the collapse of the EU budget negotiations last June, few people noticed that EU leaders succeeded in reaching agreement on a new sustainable development strategy.
CAP reform can reshape the EU budget

CAP reform can reshape the EU budget

Lord Haskins
03 October 2005
France and Britain appear irreconcilably divided over the future of the EU budget. But the arguments posed by both countries in support of their contrasting positions are flawed.
The EU budget: A way forward

The EU budget: A way forward

John Peet is Europe editor of The Economist.
01 September 2005
Many of the bitterest arguments in the European Union have been about money. That is partly because the budget is inherently a zero-sum game: more for one country means less for others.
Consumers and EU competition policy

Consumers and EU competition policy

Alasdair Murray
01 September 2005
An effective competition policy is vital to the long-term health of the European economy. Competition increases the incentives for firms to reduce costs, cut prices and improve the quality of their products.
Liberal versus social Europe

Liberal versus social Europe

Katinka Barysch
01 August 2005
Europe is in the grip of a fundamental debate about its economic future, or at least that is what some politicians and many journalists would have us believe.
Bulletin issue 43

Issue 43 - 2005

Katinka Barysch, Daniel Keohane, Alasdair Murray
29 July 2005