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  • One of the main communication tools in our research work, CEP brief, primarily addresses decision-makers, but also the expert public. In our briefs, we focus on providing a comprehensive but succinct state of play and existing issues, and offering policy recommendations or policy options as solutions for improving policy areas we cover. Briefs can be stand-alone policy products or be published as an addition to more extensive research publications, such as policy studies.

    Equalization of excise burden on strong alcoholic beverages a prerequisite for joining the EU

    Five years after the explanatory and bilateral screening, Negotiating Chapter 16, which refers to taxation, has not been open for negotiations. According to the 2016 and 2017 EC reports, the key problem standing in the way of opening the chapter is the unequal excise burden on domestic and imported coffee and strong alcoholic beverages.

    Authors: Jelena Rančić

    Financial Management and Control

    This brief analyses the key achievements, indicates main obstacles in its establishment and implementation and sums up the measures needed to be implemented in order to “move” FMC from strategy on paper towards concrete benefits for the citizens.

    Authors: CEVES

    Income inequality, economic development, and the EU accession process: towards a better future for all

    Inequality is often considered a social issue even when it is clearly more than that; it, in fact, has severe economic consequences for greater society.

    Authors: Miloš Janjić

    Policy Brief: Towards a European Level of Consumer Protection in Serbia

    European Policy Centre – CEP has published a Policy Brief based on the comprehensive Study of Consumer Policy in Serbia: “Towards a European Level of Consumer Protection in Serbia”

    Authors: CEP
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