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Repair and Prepare: Strengthening Europe

The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin join forces to present in-depth analyses and far-sighted ideas for a stronger European economy.

Unlocking Europe’s Piggy Bank

European companies invest too little. Instead, firms increasingly retain profits and build up large savings which contributes to low growth, rising inequality and financial instability. Boosting private investment, therefore, has become main priority for the new Commission. Based on new empirical evidence this policy paper by Nils Redeker proposes a novel strategy to achieve this goal: strengthening the bargaining position of Labor.

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Tackling the spread of disinformation

Social media platforms have contributed to an unprecedented increase in the spread of disinformation. Concerns about these new and dynamic ways to spread falsehoods have brought politicians and regulators onto the stage. In this paper Paul-Jasper Dittrich proposes a European co-regulatory approach to tackle disinformation instead of direct regulation to replace the current model of self-regulation of social media.

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Digitalsteuer in der EU – wo stehen wir?

Nachdem die Einführung einer Digitalsteuer auf europäischer Ebene gescheitert ist, haben einige Mitgliedstaaten nun eigene Maßnahmen angekündigt. In diesem Policy Brief gibt Pola Schneemelcher einen Überblick über die aktuellen Entwicklungen.

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A missed opportunity – Five reasons why ESM reform will fail to deliver

In this policy brief, Lucas Guttenberg looks at the planned reform of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). He argues that while the reform is necessary to finally bring home the backstop for banking union, it clearly falls short of its initial ambition to also substantially improve the Eurozone’s crisis management framework.

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Repair and Prepare: Strengthening Europe

This project delivers ideas and analyses for a stronger European economy. It covers three areas: We outline a reform agenda for the Eurozone that addresses key economic, political, and legal aspects; we propose improvements to make the European Single Market fit for the future; and we address the prospects for and determinants of sustained growth and prosperity in a Social Europe.

Economic and Monetary Union

We set out ideas on how to make the Eurozone more stable and less prone to crisis. This includes proposals to complete the Banking Union, strengthen economic coordination among member states, and improve the Eurozone’s crisis management capacity.

The European Single Market

We identify an array of traditional and new growth factors for a modern, innovative European Single Market. We analyse how Europe can better facilitate public and private investment, innovation and mobility and suggest policy proposals for how best to equip the Single Market for the digital age. The negotiations on Brexit and the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) serve as critical inputs and will shape Single Market reform over the years ahead.

Social Europe

The legacy of the euro crisis and the challenges posed by demographic, structural and technological change put social issues at the heart of rethinking Europe’s economy. We suggest innovative solutions for addressing economic transformation processes and reducing social divisions in Europe. We also investigate how best to strengthen fair participation in the economy and how best to improve the Europe-wide employment and educational opportunities of EU citizens.

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Heidi Marleen Bräuer

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Paul-Jasper Dittrich

Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein

Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein

Director of Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, Vice President at Hertie School of Governance

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Dr. Katharina Gnath

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Lucas Guttenberg

Lucas Guttenberg

Deputy Director at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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Linda Hewitt

Press and public relations officer at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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Christian Kastrop

Prof. Dr. Christian Kastrop

Director at the Bertelsmann Stiftung

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Carolin Köster

Carolin Köster

Administrative Assistant at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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Nils Redeker

Nils Redeker

Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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Pola Schneemelcher

Pola Schneemelcher

Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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