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....


On 4 March, CERRE brought together representatives from national and European competition authorities, policy-makers, key industry players and academic experts to contribute to this debate. Gathering more than 100 participants, the Seminar started with the presentation of a paper on 'Designing an EU Intervention Standard for Digital Platforms' by Alexandre de Streel (University of Namur & CERRE) and Peter Alexiadis (Partner, Gibson Dunn & Visiting Professor, Kings College London).

Montel podcast features CERRE Research Fellow Catherine Banet

On 28 February, ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s Climate Law proposal, Montel News interviewed CERRE research fellow, Catherine Banet.


On 18 February 2020, CERRE’s Academic Director, Professor Alexandre de Streel took part in a workshop for the IMCO Committee on the reform of the E-commerce directive aimed at contributing to the European Parliament’s own-initiative report on "Digital Services Act:...


In Concurrences, Alexandre de Streel (CERRE and University of Namur), writes about the role of antitrust in the digital economy. In his foreword "Should digital antitrust be ordoliberal?" he underlines the main characteristics of the digital economy and...