APPS WITHOUT BORDERS? HOW COVID-19 APPS SHOW THE LIMITS OF THE EU DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

Episode guests: Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow, Bruegel Niclas Poitiers, Research Fellow, Bruegel Hosted by: Solenn Honorine, Media Mangager,...

GREENING THE RECOVERY BY GREENING THE FISCAL CONSOLIDATION

The issue The long road to economic recovery from the COVID-19 shock is just beginning. European countries are considering how best...

 
 
 

THE IMPACT ECONOMY: BALANCING PROFIT AND IMPACT

How can governments and companies be jointly empowered to have a positive impact on the sustainable development goals? The current...

EU recovery plans should fund the COVID-19 battles to come; not be used to nurse old wounds

EU RECOVERY PLANS SHOULD FUND THE COVID-19 BATTLES TO COME; NOT BE USED TO NURSE OLD WOUNDS

EU countries are engaged in difficult negotiations over how to allocate a recovery package of some €750 billion to help countries and...

 
 
 
Credible emerging market central banks could embrace quantitative easing to fight COVID-19

CREDIBLE EMERGING MARKET CENTRAL BANKS COULD EMBRACE QUANTITATIVE EASING TO FIGHT COVID-19

This piece was originally published in Vox . COVID-19 has now spread worldwide, and emerging economies have been fighting it with lockdowns...

THE FINANCIAL FRAGILITY OF EUROPEAN HOUSEHOLDS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

• The concept of household financial fragility emerged in the United States after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. It grew out of the...

 
 
 
Europe's China problem: investment screening and state aid

EUROPE'S CHINA PROBLEM: INVESTMENT SCREENING AND STATE AID

As the Chinese share of global GDP grows, so have concerns about its use of subsidies to facilitate acquisitions. These concerns relate...

FINANCIAL FRAGILITY AFTER COVID19

In this episode we discuss financial fragility in European households in the time of COVID-19. Before the pandemic hit, a substantial...

 
 
 

SIX YEARS AFTER UKRAINE'S EUROMAIDAN: REFORMS AND CHALLENGES AHEAD

Since the Euromaidan protests (2013-2014), Ukraine has had two presidents and four governments. They have initiated various reforms...

ONE RULE TO RING THEM ALL? EUROPE'S FINANCIAL MARKETS AFTER BREXIT

The response to COVID crisis necessitates a lot of cash. So will the upcoming green transition. But with Brexit, Europe lost its easy...

 
 
 

SHOULD DENMARK AND SWEDEN JOIN THE BANKING UNION?

An important policy discussion is ongoing in Denmark and Sweden on joining the European Union's banking union. Joining would bring...

Toward a smart Indian response to China

TOWARD A SMART INDIAN RESPONSE TO CHINA

This piece was originally published in Asia Times . The Indian government is under massive pressure to retaliate economically for the...

 
 
 
A tale of two pandemics

A TALE OF TWO PANDEMICS

This opinion piece was originally published in Geopolitical Intelligence Services . Two contrasting narratives concerning the impact...

POLITICAL ASSESSMENT OF POSSIBLE REACTIONS OF EU MAIN TRADING PARTNERS TO EU BORDER CARBON MEASURES

This briefing was prepared for the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade , as one of four complementary briefings...

 
 
 
Lessons learned from the electricity tracker

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE ELECTRICITY TRACKER

Our tool , updated daily, tracks electricity consumption in 2020 as a percentage of the corresponding day in 2019, in most European...

A NEW POLICY TOOLKIT IS NEEDED AS COUNTRIES EXIT COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS

When it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic required widespread lockdown of all but essential firms, most governments took measures...

 
 
 

EU PRIORITIES AND THE RECOVERY DURING COVID19

On June 17, 2020 Bruegel's director Guntram B. Wolff presented a testimony on EU priorities and the recovery during Covid19 at the...

The EU's recovery fund proposals: crisis relief with massive redistribution

THE EU'S RECOVERY FUND PROPOSALS: CRISIS RELIEF WITH MASSIVE REDISTRIBUTION

When European leaders convene this Friday , each will mainly look at how much her or his country can expect to receive from the European...

 
 
 

ONE LAST PUSH IS NEEDED TO IMPROVE THE JUST TRANSITION FUND PROPOSAL

The Just Transition Fund , one of the three pillars of the Just Transition Mechanism , aims at providing assistance to EU territories...

WILL COVID-19 BOOST THE EURO AS A GLOBAL CURRENCY?

Could the reform of the institutional setup of the monetary union that many are arguing for in the wake of the covid-19 crisis boost...

 
 
 



Multiple investigations after social media video of Allentown police...

Multiple investigations after social media video of Allentown police kneeling on man sparks protest

A video of a Pennsylvania police officer kneeling on a man has sparked outrage on social media, a protest and an investigation. Read more ...

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie, dead at 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie, dead at 59

JOHANNESBURG - Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59. State television South... Read more ...

Tit for tat: China blacklists US Senators Rubio, Cruz & other officials in...

Tit for tat: China blacklists US Senators Rubio, Cruz & other officials in response to sanctions over Xinjiang

Beijing has placed sanctions on several US officials, including hawkish Republican Party Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. China said the move was made in response to US... Read more ...

US Navy amphibious assault ship catches fire in San Diego, explosion &...

US Navy amphibious assault ship catches fire in San Diego, explosion & injuries reported

The USS Bonhomme Richard has caught fire at a naval base in San Diego. Footage from the scene shows a large plume of smoke emitting from under the ship's deck; at least one... Read more ...

Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

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Catalonia's leader calls on citizens to follow home confinement orders...

Catalonia's leader calls on citizens to follow home confinement orders despite Spanish judge's bar on lockdown

The leader of Spain's Catalonia Quim Torra has called on the residents of the city of Lleida to follow his government's home confinement orders, after a rise in coronavirus... Read more ...

Manchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League

Manchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League

GENEVA - Manchester City successfully overturned its two-year ban from the Champions League on Monday in a surprising legal victory. Read more ...

City's court win intensifies top-4 race in Premier League

City's court win intensifies top-4 race in Premier League

Manchester City's success in overturning its Champions League ban on Monday has huge ramifications on the Premier League and the remaining two teams that will qualify for... Read more ...

Rajon Rondo injury update: Lakers guard out 6-8 weeks with broken thumb

Rajon Rondo injury update: Lakers guard out 6-8 weeks with broken thumb

LA will be without a key reserve for its seeding games and part of the playoffs. Read more ...

New survey on Hong Kong security law shows business has concerns-but isn't...

New survey on Hong Kong security law shows business has concerns-but isn't taking action

The new national security law in Hong Kong is worrying the city's business community. Seventy-six percent of respondents to a new survey conducted by the American Chamber of... Read more ...