Towards a post COVID-19 Digital Deal between tech and governments - Zuckerberg-Breton

On 18 May, CERRE brought together Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, and Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, for an exceptional live-streamed debate moderated by Bruno Liebhaberg, CERRE Director General. 


e-commerce Directive Internal Market CERRE think tank

CERRE's Academic Director, Alexandre de Streel (Professor at the University of Namur) has co-authored a new study for the European Parliament's think tank on Europe's e-commerce Directive. The study assesses the effects of the Directive as a cornerstone of the Digital Single Market and proposes reforms for the future Digital Services Act.

Merger control in the digital era - Portuguese Competition Authority podcast

In this podcast, Professor de Streel shares his views and concrete proposals to address the challenges for competition agencies that mergers bring about in the digital era.


The letter of 4 February by France, Germany, Italy and Poland’s ministers to Executive Vice President Vestager makes several...

Vestager_Lamy_Digital sovereignty pandemics

Positioning Europe as a trusted digital leader is one of the European Commission’s top priorities. With the COVID-19 outbreak, the quest for digital sovereignty is higher than ever on EU policymakers' agenda. How may the COVID-19 pandemic affect Europe’s digital ambitions?...

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By Máximo Miccinilli

CERRE Energy Director

Politicians and interest groups are polarising the debate between post COVID-19 economic recovery and decarbonisation. By doing so, they jeopardise...

COVID-19 and the role of energy regulators: 5 questions to Clara Poletti, Commissioner at ARERA

CERRE’s Energy Director, Máximo Miccinilli, discusses with Clara Poletti (Commissioner at ARERA and Chair of the Board of Regulators for ACER) the actions implemented by the Italian Regulatory Authority since the start of the COVID-19 emergency.


The COVID-19 crisis is tremendously impacting our societies and the fundamentals of our economic and social systems. It is changing the way we work and interact. As a great majority of European governments desperately try to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases, there is no doubt that the political and economic consequences of the pandemic are simply unpredictable. The COVID-19 crisis is a game changer for the existing EU energy and climate policies. It will require a smart adaptation of the original EU Green Deal plans. This paper lays out five critical challenges generated by today’s crisis and proposals to tackle these.

Claire-Marie Healy, Project Manager

CERRE is pleased to welcome Claire-Marie Healy within its team. Claire-Marie joins as a project manager to lead, plan and oversee the delivery of our research projects in the digital and mobility sectors.


Professor Jean-Claude Maun left us on March 6. Professor Emeritus at the École Polytechnique de Bruxelles (Brussels School of Engineering) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Jean-Claude was part of the first team of CERRE Joint Academic Directors from 2010 to 2015....