Single market, competition & trade

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Issue 25 - 2002

Heather Grabbe, Alasdair Murray
26 July 2002
Bulletin issue 24

Issue 24 - 2002

Ulrike Guérot, Daniel Keohane, Antonio Missiroli
31 May 2002
Learning from Europe

Learning from Europe: Lessons in education

Nick Clegg and Dr Richard Grayson
03 May 2002
'Learning from Europe' is a significant contribution to the debate on how our public services can be improved, drawing on lessons from other European countries.
The Barcelona scorecard

The Barcelona scorecard: The status of economic reform in the enlarging EU

Edward Bannerman
03 May 2002
Only a new 'High Representative for Economic Policy' can ensure the EU meets its 2010 target of becoming "the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world".
Closing the delivery deficit: The future of economic governance in Europe

Closing the delivery deficit: The future of economic governance in Europe

Alasdair Murray
03 May 2002
The EU has set itself a series of highly ambitious economic goals to fulfil in the next decade. Eurozone countries are committed to ensuring the longterm health of the single currency, which will mean further economic integration. The Union will need to incorporate successfully at least ten dynamic but diverse...
Growth & stability pact

The EU needs a flexible pact

Alasdair Murray
01 April 2002
The decision of EU finance ministers in February 2002 to ignore a Commission proposal to warn Germany and Portugal over the level of their budget deficits has jeopardised the credibility of the Stability and Growth Pact.
Bulletin issue 23

Issue 23 - 2002

Charles Grant, Alasdair Murray
29 March 2002
The Barcelona European Council

The Barcelona European Council

Edward Bannerman
01 March 2002
The EU's ten-year plan to transform itself into "the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010" is running out of steam. The forthcoming summit in Barcelona on March 15 and 16 needs to reenergise Europe's faltering commitment to the 'Lisbon agenda' of economic reform.
Getting from Lisbon to Warsaw

Getting from Lisbon to Warsaw

Edward Bannerman
18 February 2002
The goal of joining the European Union is now tantalizingly close for many central and Eastern countries. The bigger question is what kind of EU are they joining? For much of the past decade, policy-makers and business leaders in the candidate countries have assumed accession is a sure-fire path to economic prosperity.
Communications

Europe must get on-message

Gareth Harding
01 February 2002
The EU spends 100 million euro each year on its communications budget, yet is demonstrably failing to 'connect' with Europe's 380 million citizens. Recent polls show that less than half of the EU's voters feel that membership of the 15-state club is a 'good thing',while turnout in European Parliament elections...
The future of EU competition policy

The future of EU competition policy

Edward Bannerman
01 February 2002
This report calls for a radical rethink of how competition policy is run. The author argues for a new 'European Competition Agency' to take the politics out of merger and anti-trust investigations.
Competition policy

Breaking the EU's competition monopoly

Edward Bannerman
01 February 2002
As the EU's competition chief, Mario Monti can make or break the world's biggest companies. The exercise of his wide-ranging powers is always controversial. Last summer, he blocked the planned 50 billion euro GE-Honeywell merger.
Bulletin issue 22

Issue 22 - 2002

Edward Bannerman, Richard Cunningham, Peter Lichtenbaum, Gareth Harding
25 January 2002
Euro

The euro comes of age

Alasdair Murray
03 December 2001
A dozen years after the Delors Committee produced a plan for Economic and Monetary Union, the euro finally becomes a reality for 300 million Europeans this January.
Policing global competition

Policing global competition

Edward Bannerman
01 August 2001
The fall-out from the European Commission's decision to veto the proposed $42 billion merger between General Electric and Honeywell shows how competition policy is becoming politicised.
Bulletin issue 19

Issue 19 - 2001

Charles Grant, Edward Bannerman, Matthew Heim
27 July 2001
Workers are entitled to consultation

Workers are entitled to consultation

John Monks
01 June 2001
In the last issue of the CER Bulletin, James Wilson argued against the European Commission's proposal for a directive on employee information and consultation. Sadly, in order to do so, he resorted to many of the crude misrepresentations which are common currency among business opponents of the initiative.

We...
Bulletin issue 18

Issue 18 - 2001

Steven Everts, John Monks, Kori Schake
25 May 2001
The future of European stock markets

The future of European stock markets

Alasdair Murray
04 May 2001
Alasdair Murray look at how the absence of a single market in equities within the EU increases the cost of capital and restricts Europe's ability to close the economic gap with the United States.
Don't legislate on consultation

Don't legislate on consultation

James Wilson
02 April 2001
No-one who runs a business needs to be told that staff are a company's best ambassadors. There is ample evidence that a well-informed and motivated workforce can add value to the bottom line. Proper consultation is vital to ensuring long-term success. But if a firm wanted to improve its workforce...