In 2015 the European Commission adopted the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, aiming to establish common European data protection rules, reform telecoms rules and modernise copyright rules, among other goals. The authors in this Forum, including Andrea Renda, J. Scott Marcus and Barbara Engels, review the progress made thus far, exploring regulatory responses to issues such as data privacy, online consumer protection, artificial intelligence and big data. What degree of harmonisation of rules in the 28 member states is necessary? Can small businesses take advantage of the potential benefits of big data, or are these benefits limited to large companies that can afford to invest in the proper analysis of the data? What lessons can the EU draw from experiences in other parts of the world? Perhaps most importantly, how can the DSM be optimised to support European innovation and economic growth?
Daniel Gros assesses the renewed optimism in Europe following Emmanuel Macronâs victory in the French presidential election. Does Macronâs triumph signal the beginning of a period of European revival, or are the problems facing the EU too large and too numerous? Will there be a new era of Franco-German leadership? How important to the rest of the EU is the success of Macronâs domestic reform programme?
After seven years of bitter Republican complaints about Obamacare, they finally had the opportunity to fulfil their promises to repeal and replace the law. This made their failure to do so all the more embarrassing. Jacob S. Hacker details what went wrong for Republicans and why their loss was Americaâs gain. He also looks ahead to the next evolution of the American health care system.
The recent publication of the previously secret Agreement on Net Financial Assets (ANFA) directed the publicâs attention to the possibility that national central banks could create money through purchases of securities on their own account. Arne Hansen and Dirk Meyer provide an overview of the legal foundations for ANFA and explore the interests, risks and consequences for the euro area crisis countries and the currency union as a whole.
Forum: Migration and Integration in the EU
featuring articles by Alessandra Venturini, Pieter Bevelander, Lars Ludolph & more
by Phedon A. Nicolaides & Joanna Hornik
by Paul Welfens & David Hanrahan
from Andrea Rendaâs Forum article Will the DSM Strategy Spur Innovation?
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