12 December 2018
Outcomes Report
from the Mercator European Dialogue Workshop in Brussels, 9 July 2018

Our network comes together with experts to to discuss key risks and opportunities on common EU security. How does parliamentarians perceive shared threats and how do they communicate them to their constituencies?
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22 October 2018
Publication
by Federico Fabbrini, Director of DCU Brexit Institute

In December 2017, the European Commission concluded that sufficient progress had occurred in the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, opening the way to preliminary talks on the framework for future EU-UK relations.
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20 October 2018
Briefing Notes
from the Fifth Mercator European Dialogue, 2018

The European industrial landscape is facing a projected shortage of ICT skills and associated competitive innovation. Sustainable economic transformations in the sector are essential for EU economic prosperity in the future.
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5 September 2018
Publication
by Davis Ellison, German Marshall Fund of the United States

The initiation of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) marks an important step in the continued development of a more integrated European defence architecture, but national parliaments need to cooperate for its success.
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26 August 2018
Outcomes Report
From the MP Meeting at the European Forum Alpbach, 2018

What can parliamentarians do to better participatory politics in their constituencies? During the conversations, they shared their own participatory tools and best practices from their political careers.
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8 August 2018
Outcomes Report - Key Takeaways
from the Fifth Mercator European Dialogue

Industrial policies in the EU were found to be insufficient to foster innovation and long-term competitiveness of European products, highlighting the need for an integrated European industrial policy from national parliaments.
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8 August 2018
Outcomes Report - Key Takeaways
from the Fifth Mercator European Dialogue, 2018

Current European tax systems need reform as they are ill-suited for an increasingly digital era, are not well-protected against the ongoing erosion of tax-bases and tax evasion, and are not used strategically to further political goals.
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8 August 2018
Outcomes Report - Key Takeaways
from Fifth Mercator European Dialogue, 2018

Educational reform in European countries requires a new mindset, one that embraces the notion that education and training does not stop at the high school or higher education level but will require a life-long investment.
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8 August 2018
Outcomes Report - Key Takeaways
from Fifth Mercator European Dialogue, 2018

Copy-pasting certain models of work across the EU would be counterproductive between member states with a completely different economic make-up. Following an overly unified model could end the European project.
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8 August 2018
Outcomes Report - Key Takeaways
from the Fifth Mercator European Dialogue, 2018

For some member states unemployment is a pressing and urgent policy and political challenge demanding short-term solutions. For others it is a challenge only in the context of the long-term economic transformation of societies.
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