COVID-19'S REALITY SHOCK FOR EXTERNAL-FUNDING DEPENDENT EMERGING ECONOMIES

COVID-19 has brought to light a reality that had been mostly forgotten in an era of ample dollar liquidity: the excessive dependence...

A JUST TRANSITION FUND - HOW THE EU BUDGET CAN HELP WITH THE TRANSITION

This study was prepared for the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets. The original paper is available on the European Parliament's...

 
 
 
An equity fund for a zombie-free and EU-wide recovery

AN EQUITY FUND FOR A ZOMBIE-FREE AND EU-WIDE RECOVERY

This opinion piece was originally published in Le Monde and in Il Sole 24 Ore. Illuminated open signs are going out all over Europe,...

READING TEA LEAVES FROM CHINA'S TWO SESSIONS: LARGE MONETARY AND FISCAL STIMULUS AND STILL NO GROWTH GUARANTEE

It was hard to think of a more important gathering than last week's ‘Two Sessions', during which Chinese political leaders were to...

 
 
 

THE EUROPEAN UNION'S SURE PLAN TO SAFEGUARD EMPLOYMENT: A SMALL STEP FORWARD

The European Union's new instrument, the so-called temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency , will provide...

 
 
 
How will COVID-19 impact Brexit? The collision of two giant policy imperatives

HOW WILL COVID-19 IMPACT BREXIT? THE COLLISION OF TWO GIANT POLICY IMPERATIVES

This opinion piece was originally published in Brink The United Kingdom left the European Union on Jan. 31, 2020, only 10 months after...

SINGAPORE'S EXPERIENCE IN DEALING WITH COVID-19

 Faced with the COVID-19 outbreak, governments have needed to act swiftly to combat the virus. Many countries currently have lockdown...

 
 
 

REBOOTING EUROPE: A FRAMEWORK FOR A POST COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY

The issue To slow the spread of COVID-19, European governments have adopted stringent containment measures. These have led to a severe...

SAVE MARKETS TO SAVE THE SINGLE MARKET

Necessary though it was, the temporary relaxation of state aid rules in the EU has brought grave unintended consequences. Through indiscriminate...

 
 
 

THE EUROPEAN UNION'S POST-BREXIT RECKONING WITH FINANCIAL MARKETS

In the negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom over their future relationship, we see a high probability of...

The message in the ruling

THE MESSAGE IN THE RULING

This opinion piece was originally published in El País. From its pretence to establish itself as a custodian of the custodians to the...

 
 
 
Navigieren auf Sicht ist für einen grünen Wiederaufschwung nicht genug

NAVIGIEREN AUF SICHT IST FÜR EINEN GRÜNEN WIEDERAUFSCHWUNG NICHT GENUG

This opinion piece was originally published in NZZ. Die Coronavirus-Pandemie und die Massnahmen zu ihrer Bekämpfung haben zum grössten...

Banking regulation in the Euro Area: Germany is different

BANKING REGULATION IN THE EURO AREA: GERMANY IS DIFFERENT

Two reports published in early 2020 shed new light on this challenge. The European Central Bank's risk report on less-significant institutions...

 
 
 
Two months before the cliff - millions of Europeans cannot afford food and lodging after two months without income

TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE CLIFF - MILLIONS OF EUROPEANS CANNOT AFFORD FOOD AND LODGING AFTER TWO MONTHS WITHOUT INCOME

Despite state support, the COVID-19 crisis is wreaking havoc on households' finances across Europe. Millions of individuals have stopped...

THE REVIVED CENTRALITY OF THE G20

A series of summits of governments and international financial institutions took place in April. Much was expected of these. They were...

 
 
 
Facts, not words: the EU role in the de-confinement phase

FACTS, NOT WORDS: THE EU ROLE IN THE DE-CONFINEMENT PHASE

Each year, 500 million passengers fly across the European Union. Each day, 1.3 million employees commute to work in another EU country....

 
 
 

RACING AGAINST COVID-19: A VACCINES STRATEGY FOR EUROPE

The fast development of vaccines is an essential part of the long-term solution to COVID-19, but vaccine development has high costs...

EU TRADE IN MEDICAL GOODS: WHY SELF-SUFFICIENCY IS THE WRONG APPROACH

The European Union has enacted war-like procurement measures to counter shortages of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19...

 
 
 



Trump signs executive order threatening social media companies after Twitter...

Trump signs executive order threatening social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday seeking to crack down on social media companies over allegations of bias against conservatives. The move comes two... Read more ...

Man says he broke into a bank to heat up Hot Pockets in a break room microwave

Man says he broke into a bank to heat up Hot Pockets in a break room microwave

A man broke into a Wells Fargo Bank in San Diego early Wednesday, but he says it's not for the reason most might expect. Read more ...

Dr. Fauci: Second wave of COVID-19 can be avoided

Dr. Fauci: Second wave of COVID-19 can be avoided

Dr. Anthony Fauci says a second wave of the novel coronavirus can be avoided if the United States can improve testing and contact tracing. Read more ...

Over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment during the...

Over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment during the pandemic-real jobless rate over 23.9%

Subscribe to How To Reopen , our weekly newsletter on what it takes to reboot business in the midst of a pandemic . More than 2.1 million Americans filed initial unemployment... Read more ...

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

BOSTON - The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. Read more ...

South Carolina mom, boyfriend charged after remains of special needs...

South Carolina mom, boyfriend charged after remains of special needs daughter found in dresser

Authorities say a South Carolina woman and her boyfriend have been arrested and accused of killing the woman's disabled daughter and hiding her body inside a dresser drawer. Read more ...

President Trump preparing executive order targeting social media protections

President Trump preparing executive order targeting social media protections

The order comes days after the president lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets. Read more ...

Trump Readies Executive Order Targeting Protections For Social Media Companies

Trump Readies Executive Order Targeting Protections For Social Media Companies

The president had threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering, but he alone can't do that. Read more ...

Minneapolis mayor begs protesters to keep peace in ‘honor' of George Floyd

Minneapolis mayor begs protesters to keep peace in ‘honor' of George Floyd

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called for peace Thursday as violent protests over the death of George Floyd shook the city - saying it's what the late 46-year-old father would... Read more ...

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man's death; 1 killed

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