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A stronger euro comes with more responsibility

What does strategic sovereignty mean to and for Europe?

By: Date: May 19, 2021 Topic: European governance


European strategic autonomy is probably the single most used watchword in European circles, if only because of lack of consensus about what it entails. US bashing for some, a more confident and independent EU for others, the concept has well and truly moved out of the security and defence area into every area of EU policy. This is most apparent in the debate around the international role of the euro, where institutional thinking has shifted fast in the past couple of years. Is it inevitable?

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Bruegel Director Guntram Wolff is joined by Franziska Brantner, Member of the Bundestag and Europe spokesperson for Alliance 90/The Greens’ parliamentary group, to talk about sovereignty, the international role of the euro and the geopolitical repercussions of the EU’s green deal.

Relevant publications:

Claeys, G. and G. Wolff (2020) ‘For the euro, there is no shortcut to becoming a dominant currency’, Bruegel Blog, 13 October

Claeys, G. and G.B. Wolff (2020) ‘Is the COVID-19 crisis an opportunity to boost the euro as a global currency?’ Policy Contribution 11/2020, Bruegel

Or maybe you’d like to watch our event with President of the European Council ‘From playing field to player: Europe’s strategic autonomy as our generation’s goal’ on the importance of Europe’s strategic autonomy

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A decade of economic policy

Guntram Wolff looks back at the past decade of Bruegel contribution to economic policy in Europe.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Banking and capital markets, Digital economy and innovation, European governance, Global economy and trade, Green economy, Inclusive growth, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 30, 2022
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Policy Contribution

How can the European Union adapt to climate change?

A stronger adaptation governance framework would benefit adaptation efforts.

By: Klaas Lenaerts, Simone Tagliapietra and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Green economy Date: June 28, 2022
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Understanding Sri Lanka's current crisis

What needs to be done to address the Sri Lankan crisis and how does it relate to China?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Global economy and trade Date: June 23, 2022
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Blog Post

European governance

Discretion lets Croatia in but leaves Bulgaria out of the euro area in 2023

Crucial decisions about whether a country can join the euro area depend on questionable discretionary decisions.

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: European governance, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 22, 2022
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Past Event

Past Event

EU enlargement in a new light

What would increase government support around EU enlargement, and what role could membership play in future peace talks?

Speakers: Tinatin Akhvlediani, Elise Bernard, Jiffer Bourguignon, Marek Dabrowski, Maria Demertzis, André Sapir and Ilona Sologoub Topic: European governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 21, 2022
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Opinion

European governance

Ukraine and what it means for European Union enlargement

The real issue for EU leaders when they discuss Ukraine’s application at a 23-24 June summit and beyond, is what kind of club the EU should be.

By: Maria Demertzis Topic: European governance, Global economy and trade Date: June 16, 2022
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Growth for good?

Can economic growth be a force for good and help in the fight against climate change?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Green economy, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 15, 2022
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War in Ukraine: Ukraine's place in the EU

Should Ukraine's accession to the EU be facilitated?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: European governance Date: June 14, 2022
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Past Event

Past Event

War in Ukraine: Ukraine's place in the EU

In the latest installment of the Sound of Economics Live we debate whether Ukraine's accession to the EU should be facilitated.

Speakers: Alexander Duleba, Ľubica Karvašová, André Sapir and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 14, 2022
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Past Event

Past Event

Through crises towards stability: Reflections on 10 years of the ESM with Klaus Regling

How is the European Stability Mechanism responding to crises, and what will the future of the ESM look like?

Speakers: Klaus Regling and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 9, 2022
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External Publication

European governanceEuropean Parliament

Fragmentation risk in the euro area: no easy way out for the European Central Bank

The ECB should design a specific tool that will accompany interest rate hikes to neutralise the risk of fragmentation directly for countries facing it, staying within the bounds of the EU treaties and ensuring political legitimacy. We also advocate structural changes to the ECB’s collateral framework to avoid unnecessary uncertainty surrounding the safe asset status of European sovereign bonds.

By: Maria Demertzis, Grégory Claeys and Lionel Guetta-Jeanrenaud Topic: European governance, European Parliament, Testimonies Date: June 8, 2022
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Is China bailing Russia out?

The mystery of China-Russia economic relations in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and what it means for Europe.

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Global economy and trade Date: June 8, 2022
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