Post Covid Business Bankruptcies in the EU – Trends Differ Markedly Across EU Member States

Published: May, 2023

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, public support measures and other legal and administrative changes may have postponed bankruptcies among businesses that would have gone bankrupt in normal economic circumstances.   With the financial support provided during the peak of the pandemic ending or tapering out, certain businesses may find it difficult to meet the […]

Study on the Impact of the Data Act Proposal on European Telecom Operators’ Offerings, Business Models, and Innovation

Client: european-telecommunications-network-operators-association
Published: October, 2022

Following the publication of the European Commission’s Data Act proposals in February 2022, ETNO, the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, commissioned LE Europe, in partnership with Plum Consulting and Wiggin LLP, to produce a study on the impact of the Data Act proposal on European telecom operators. The study investigated how the proposed new rules […]

Better Regulation in the EU: Improving Quality and Reducing Delays – July 2022

Client: European Parliament
Published: July, 2022

This briefing, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, provides recommendations for better regulation in the EU by improving quality and reducing delays. It points at significant actual and potential benefits from EU legislative initiatives amounting to over €2,200bn as well as […]

2021/2022 Annual Report on European SMEs – June 2022

Published: June, 2022

Since early 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 23 million EU-27 SMEs, and more generally, SMEs throughout the world, have faced unprecedented economic uncertainty and turmoil. Moreover, through part of 2021, SMEs faced difficulties in hiring new staff to meet an unexpectedly strong rebound in demand, while also having to deal with sharp and […]

LE Europe HE Fees and Funding Options in Ireland

Published: May, 2022

London Economics’ sister company, LE Europe, as part of the AARC Consortium (incorporating AARC, LE Europe and Indecon) were commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) to provide an analysis of the sustainability of higher education (HE) and further education and training (FET) in Ireland. The project’s general objective was […]

GNSS Investment Report – March 2022

Client: EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)
Published: March, 2022

LE Europe, along with partners VVA and Evenflow were commissioned by EUSPA to assist with the preparation of the first Global Navigation Satellite Systems Investment Report. The report provides a comprehensive investment analysis of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) market that examines and forecasts the dynamics of the sector overall. It also provides the […]

EO and GNSS Market Report – January 2022

Client: European GNSS Agency
Published: January, 2022

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and the European Commission (EC) welcome all readers to this first issue of the EUSPA EO and GNSS Market Report. Following two previous issues of the Copernicus Market Report by the EC and six previous issues of the EUSPA GNSS Market Report, this EO and GNSS Market Report combines the market and application insights of both into a single […]

Exporting to the World: EU Regions and Trade Explores the Impact of International Exports on Regional Employment and Production of Goods and Services Across the EU – December 2021

Client: American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU)
Published: December, 2021

The report outlines worldwide trends in international trade and global value chains as well as briefly discusses the impact of COVID-19. It reviews how exports contribute to the growth of the EU economy, provides detailed analysis reflecting the diversity of EU regions and puts forward a number of recommendations for action at local, national and […]

Assessing Impact of a Flat and Variable Deposit Fee for Romanian Deposit Return Scheme – December 2021

Client: alucro-romania
Published: December, 2021

As countries seek to reduce waste and boost recycling, many are considering Deposit Return Schemes for drinks packaging. Designs vary from fixed to variable deposits. LE’s study on the design of a Deposit Return Scheme in Romania illustrates that countries should consider carefully the design features of these schemes. The summary report can be downloaded […]

Best Practices and Performance of Auto-enrolment Mechanisms for Pension Savings – December 2021

Client: EC DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA)
Published: December, 2021

Automatic enrolment (also referred to as auto-enrolment) is a mechanism that encourages pension saving by enrolling individuals into a pension scheme unless they actively choose to opt-out. This study identifies and evaluates 32 best practices for the design of auto-enrolment pension schemes, informed by an in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessment of pension schemes in selected […]