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We were the first European think tank to actively advise EU policymakers. Today, we’re still the largest independent think tank in Brussels.
We’ve had a front row seat for the most important developments in Europe over the past 40 years, from the fall of Soviet communism and the development of the Single Market in the 1980s, to the birth of the euro in the 1990s and the global financial crisis of the 2000s.
Now, in the geopolitically uncertain world of the 2020s, we’ve branched out into other fields such as migration, the digital economy, jobs and skills, and security policy.
In the years ahead, we must confront the climate crisis, Great Power rivalry, the return of war to Europe and a multitude of economic problems, first and foremost high inflation and a cost-of-living crisis.
Especially in such unstable times, CEPS will continue its mission to challenge, watch and examine what European policymakers are doing on a day-to-day basis and the decisions they make.
Here’s to the next 40 years.
Karel Lannoo CEPS Chief Executive Officer
The reform and collapse of communism and the creation of the Single Market
The nature of the Soviet Union and its fundamental policy objectives
Europe and the Soviet Union: Proceedings of the CEPS Fifth Annual Conference
Governing Europe – 1989 Annual Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1: The Single Market and Economic and Monetary Union
A New Europe: Maastricht, the journey to EMU and the changing dynamics of a post-Cold War globalised world (and Europe’s place in it)
Concrete steps towards monetary union
The Treaty of Maastricht and the Future of Europe
Cosmos, chaos and backbone for a wider European order
A new post-9/11 world order, the ‘Big Bang’ enlargement and the financial crisis
Iraq – If or When?
Enlargement: A Process rather than a Point in Time
The Banking Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Remedies
The euro crisis, the ‘refugee crisis’, the rise of populism (and Brexit), and new foreign policy challenges
Towards a Euro(pean) Monetary Fund
To adopt refugee quotas or not: Is that the question?
Brexit’s Consequences for the UK – and the EU
A Brave New World for Europe: Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, and the fight against climate change
Chronicle of a Pandemic Foretold
Fit for 55 – is the European Green Deal really leaving no-one behind?
Russia invades Ukraine: A European war that affects us all
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