Supporting analyses

This database contains the research papers produced by the European Parliament’s various research services, in particular studies, in-depth analyses and briefings produced by policy departments, the Economic Governance Support Unit and the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value. These documents aim to support the work of the various parliamentary bodies.

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Key Features of 2017 Draft Budgetary Plans
23-01-2017 Briefing

Economic Dialogue and Exchange of Views with the President of the Council (ECOFIN)
23-01-2017 Briefing

Implementing Measures under the Insurance Distribution Directive (EU) 2016/97
23-01-2017 Briefing

2017 Recommendations on the Economic Policy of the Euro Area - A Comparison of Commission and Council Texts (The “Comply or Explain” Principle)
20-01-2017 Briefing

National Options and Discretions (NODs) in EU Banking Regulation - Overview, SSM Action and Possible Next Steps
19-01-2017 Briefing

Upgrading the Basel standards: from Basel III to Basel IV?
18-01-2017 Briefing

The 2016 Elections in the United States: Effects on the EU-US Relationship
17-01-2017 In-Depth Analysis

Completing the Banking Union - Risk Sharing Initiatives and Parallel Risk Reduction Measures
17-01-2017 Briefing

Potential Output Estimates and their Role in the EU Fiscal Policy Surveillance
17-01-2017 Briefing

Prison Conditions in the Member States: Selected European Standards and Best Practices
17-01-2017 Briefing

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