03 December 2013
If the eurozone and its 17 members stay the course, the systemic crisis that has rocked Europe since 2010 could be largely over by mid-2014. That is the principal conclusion of The 2013 Euro Plus Monitor: From Pain to Gain, the premiere competitiveness ranking published each year by Berenberg and the Lisbon Council. The Euro Plus Monitor ranks the principal European economies – the 17 eurozone members plus Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom – on a host of criteria. First and foremost, it measures the speed with which countries are adjusting to the challenges posed by the financial and economic crisis. But it also looks at long-term economic health. The 2013 Euro Plus Monitor was launched in Brussels at The 2013 Euro Summit in the presence of Olli Rehn, vice-president of the European Commission and commissioner for economic and financial affairs and the euro.Policy Brief Vol VII, No 1. (2013)
16 October 2013
After successfully launching Poland on two decades of sustained economic growth, Leszek Balcerowicz, professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, examines the state of the euro zone and the European economy and makes concrete suggestions for better monetary policy, fiscal strategy, structural reform and budget consolidation. The e-book is part of the Growth and Competitiveness Initiative, a multi-year research project, which will be headed by Prof Balcerowicz and managed by the Lisbon Council.
10 October 2013
On the eve of the October European Council devoted to innovation and the digital agenda, the Lisbon Council, and Nesta, Europe’s leading innovation foundation, teamed up to launch Plan I(nnovation) for Europe: Delivering Innovation-Led, Digitally-Powered Growth. The new policy brief sets out a seven-point plan for making Europe “the best place in the world to innovate, the place where entrepreneurs, visionaries and optimists tackle the challenges of the future.” It was launched at The 2013 Innovation Summit in the presence of European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
01 July 2013
Alessandro Leipold, chief economist of the Lisbon Council, offers an up-to-the-minute analysis of the principal achievements and conclusions of the 27-28 June European Council. Mr. Leipold discusses the decisions taken by the European leaders, and weighs in on their ability to restore growth, tackle youth unemployment and strengthen the European banking system. Economic Intelligence 04/2013 is the fourth briefing of the Economic Intelligence series published by the Lisbon Council and devoted to highlighting issues surrounding — and arising from — key meetings of the European Council.Economic Intelligence 04/2013
25 June 2013
On the eve of the 27-28 June European Council, Chief Economist Alessandro Leipold weighs in on the key issues facing European policymakers as they meet to tackle youth unemployment, access to finance, banking-sector stability and economic growth, and makes three recommendations for solving them. Economic Intelligence 03/2013 represents the third Economic Intelligence briefing, a series of occasional research papers published by the Lisbon Council and devoted to highlighting issues surrounding — and arising from — key meetings of the European Council.Economic Intelligence 03/2013
06 June 2013
As the debate on Europe’s crisis fighting strategy deepens with the leak of a critical IMF document pointing to deep flaws in the European decision-making process, the Lisbon Council launches a new policy brief, Lessons from Three Years of Euro-Area Crisis Fighting: Getting It Right Next Time. Written by Alessandro Leipold, chief economist of the Lisbon Council and former acting director of the European Department at the International Monetary Fund, the policy brief offers a nine-point strategy for improving decision making and fighting the European crisis more effectively.Interactive Policy Brief 14/2013
29 May 2013
Ian Hargreaves, professor of digital economy, University of Cardiff; author, Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth ("the Hargreaves report") and senior fellow at the Lisbon Council; and Bernt Hugenholtz, professor of intellectual property law; director of the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam and academic adviser to the Lisbon Council, look at the need for modernising Europe’s copyright regime, and propose eight ideas for reform – seven evolutionary, one revolutionary. The paper was launched in Brussels at the High-Level Roundtable on Making the Copyright Regime Fit for the Digital Age.Interactive Policy Brief 13/2013
28 May 2013
In 2012-2013, 12 students from the College of Europe were competitively selected to take part in a project on state transformation. They were divided into three teams of four students. Working together with Accenture, the staff and faculty of the College of Europe and the Lisbon Council, each team was asked to evaluate the challenges of a state agency.
17 March 2013
Alessandro Leipold, chief economist of the Lisbon Council, weighs in with real-time analysis of the 14-15 March European Council. Mr. Leipold — who joined the Lisbon Council in 2010 after a distinguished career in economics, international finance, banking, the European institutions and the International Monetary Fund, where he served as acting director of the European Department until 2008 — discusses the story behind the headlines, and analyses the implications for the European economy of the European Council’s key decisions.Economic Intelligence 02/2013
12 March 2013
On the eve of the European Council Spring Summit on 14-15 March, the Lisbon Council launches a new policy paper series — Economic Intelligence, Up-to-the-Minute Analysis from Chief Economist Alessandro Leipold. In this series, Mr. Leipold — who joined the Lisbon Council in 2010 after a distinguished career in economics, international finance, banking, the European institutions and the International Monetary Fund, where he served as acting director of the European Department until 2008 — will offer real-time analysis on European political and economic developments. His first Economic Intelligence commentary is devoted to the upcoming European Council meeting, in which he examines key issues on the European Council agenda and proposes a four-point "will-do" programme to restore confidence and drive growth.Economic Intelligence 01/2013