August 2014

Published by the Lisbon Council and Nesta, Reforming the European Commission: How Jean-Claude Juncker Can Deliver on Growth and Jobs, is a hard-hitting policy brief which calls for major reform in the European Commission’s institutional structures. Based on a deep analysis of contemporary economic trends and new sources of growth, the authors, Ann Mettler and Stian Westlake, make a compelling case for profound change in the European Commission’s set-up. The paper also looks at seven key trends in contemporary economic development, calling for a more evidence-based debate on the policies that deliver growth. It builds on Plan I(nnovation) for Europe: Delivering Innovation-Led, Digitally-Powered Growth, a joint Lisbon Council/Nesta research project published in 2013.