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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.

Finding Common Ground

By June, the Eurogroup has to come up with a concrete design for budgetary instrument for the euro area - but so far it is absolutely unclear what it should look like. Our policy paper fills this void and makes a concrete and pragmatic proposal that would make the Eurozone function better: The instrument would be geared towards improving business cycle convergence and producitivity. The instrument's expenditure would go to supporting investment and reforms and to temporarily help countries co-finance EU projects. It would be funded by cyclically-sensitive contributions by Member States akin to a synthetic European corporate tax.

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How are you doing, Europe?

Our study „How are you doing, Europe? Mapping social imbalances in the EU” looks at six issue areas that we consider to be of particular importance across the EU in terms of decent living standards, good working conditions as well as equal opportunities and participation. Our aim is to contribute to a better understanding of different living and working conditions in the EU by giving fresh and multi-faceted perspectives on well-known social challenges and how Europeans experience these in their daily lives. By doing so, we hope to contribute to the debate on how Europe is doing – and what is needed to make Europeans better off.

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Minimum standards for parliamentary participation in the European Semester

The European Semester is the framework for the monitoring and coordination of the economic and fiscal policies of EU member states. This Policy Paper by Valentin Kreilinger proposes minimum standards for the participation of national parliaments in the European Semester and the creation of an interparliamentary working group in order to increase national ownership and democratic Control.

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Holding the Supervisor to Account: The European Parliament and the European Central Bank in Banking Supervision

The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), which gave the European Central Bank (ECB) responsibilities for banking supervision in the euro area, is now 5 years old. The European Parliament is the main political actor with powers to publicly hold the ECB accountable in the SSM. But how does the relationship fare?

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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.

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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Sabine Feige

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Dr. Katharina Gnath

Senior Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung

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Lucas Guttenberg

Lucas Guttenberg

Deputy Director at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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Christian Kastrop

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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Head of Communications at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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Dr. Dominic Ponattu

Dr. Dominic Ponattu

Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung

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Julia Schmidt

Julia Schmidt

Junior Professional at the Bertelsmann Stiftung

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Sylvia Schmidt

Sylvia Schmidt

Project Manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung

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Pola Schneemelcher

Pola Schneemelcher

Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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Philipp Ständer

Philipp Ständer

Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

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