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The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market (Cecchini revisited)

It is well known that the Single Market has contributed significantly to economic growth and consumer welfare in the European Union. It has not however achieved its full potential and economic gains could be secured by better and more effective application of existing legislation and a deepening of the Single Market. This Cost of Non-Europe … Continue reading

Panel Discussion on ‘Cost of Non-Europe: A Route to Growth without Debt?’

Written by Zsolt Pataki Friday 10 October 2014 from 10.00 to 12.00 hours, Altiero Spinelli Building – EPRS Library Reading Room (ASP 05D) Introduction by Klaus WELLE, Secretary General of the European Parliament Guest Speakers: Fabrizio CORICELLI, Paris School of Economics Dr Thieß PETERSEN, Bertelsmann Stiftung Dr Marius-Cristian FRUNZA, Laboratoire d’Excellence Régulation Financière Moderator: Joe DUNNE, … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part V – Consumer Acquis

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part IV – Public Procurement and Concessions

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part III – Digital Single Market

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part II – Single Market for Services

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part I – Free Movement of Goods

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

Reform of the European Network of Employment Services (EURES): Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

Written by Alexia Maniaki-Griva This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal, submitted on 17 January 2014. In line with the Europe 2020 Strategy, the free movement of workers is considered as a key element in the development of a more integrated … Continue reading

Adapting the EU copyright rules to the digital transformation

The initiative to modernise the EU copyright framework was launched in May 2011 in the European Commission’s strategy on “A Single Market for Intellectual Property Rights” and pursuant to actions in the Commission’s Digital Agenda for Europe. In December 2012, the Commission then published a “Communication on Content in the Digital Single Market” in which it aims … Continue reading

Organic production and labelling of organic products

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal which was adopted on 24 March 2014. The first EU legislation on organic farming was adopted in 19911 and substantially revised in 20072. Amongst other things, this revision introduced the possibility … Continue reading

Update on the European Commission’s REFIT Programme

Background In December 2012, the European Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) committed the institution to attempt to establish a simple, clear, stable and predictable regulatory framework for business, workers and citizens, as well as to ensure EU legislation brings benefits at the lowest cost and with the least bureaucracy (COM(2012)746). The Commission undertook … Continue reading

Initial Appraisals produced by the Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Unit in the period from July 2013 to June 2014

The European Parliament’s Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Unit routinely screens the road-maps accompanying the European Commission’s Work Programme, to check which of its legislative proposals will be subject to impact assessment by the Commission. It then undertakes an initial appraisal of these Commission impact assessments when they arrive in the Parliament, to check that certain criteria … Continue reading

EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership : detailed Appraisal of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment

EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a detailed Appraisal of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment, written for the Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS), by Prof. Jacques Pelkmans (CEPS and College of Europe), Dr. Arjan Lejour (CPB), Dr. … Continue reading

Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package

The Ex-Ante Impact Assessment unit of EPRS has recently produced, at the request of the IMCO Committee, two papers in relation to the ‘Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package’, which was adopted by the European Commission in February 2013. A ‘health check’ on the Commission’s Impact Assessment This detailed appraisal analyses two aspects of the … Continue reading

Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014 -19

Updated on 03 July 2014 French version: Évaluer le coût de la non-Europe 2014-19 German version: Zuordnung der Kosten des Nicht-Europas 2014 -19 This paper embodies work-in-progress on a long-term project being undertaken by the European Parliament’s European Added Value Unit, in conjunction with the office of the Secretary-General and the Economic Governance Support Unit, in order to try to identify and … Continue reading

Assessing effects of projects on the environment

6 language versions available in PDF format Bewertung der Auswirkungen von Vorhaben auf die Umwelt Evaluación de las repercusiones de los proyectos sobre el medio ambiente Évaluer les effets des projets sur l’environnement Valutazione dell’impatto ambientale dei progetti Ocena wpływu przedsięwzięć na środowisko naturalne Assessing effects of projects on the environment For more than 25 … Continue reading

Policy and legislative evaluation in the EU

Evaluating policy and legislative measures helps to improve the accountability and efficiency of the public sector. At European Union level evaluations are located largely at the European Commission. Its evaluations focus mainly on EU expenditure programmes. Legislative evaluation, usually conducted in the form of Impact Assessments (IA), has also gained in importance. Moreover, some Member … Continue reading

Environmental assessment: not only numbers count!

In its ruling of 21 March 2013, the Court of Justice decided that  national legislation is contrary to EU law in that, when an airport is modified, it provides for an environmental assessment only for projects likely to increase the number of air traffic movements by at least 20 000 per year. Projects likely to … Continue reading

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