Giovanni works at Bruegel as a Research analyst. He studied Economics (BSc) at University of Venice - Ca’ Foscari - including one semester at the University of Melbourne, and holds a Master’s degree in Quantitative Economics obtained in Venice - having done the whole second year at the Economics School of Louvain.
Before joining Bruegel Giovanni worked in the Productivity branch of the Office for National Statistics in the United Kingdom. As a trainee he worked at the Delegation of the European Union to Chile and at BusinessEurope. His fields of analysis span from productivity to energy and climate change.
Giovanni is an Italian native speaker, is fluent in English and has good working knowledge of French and Spanish.
This contribution explores how Europe can manage without the imports of Russian coal, crude oil, oil products and natural gas.
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A stop to Russian oil and coal supplies would push Europe into a short and painful adjustment period.
The European Union can manage without Russian gas next winter, but must be united in taking difficult decisions.
If Russian gas stops flowing, measures to replace supply won’t be enough. The European Union will need to curb demand, implying difficult and costly d
Europe may not have enough natural gas in storage for the coming winter; close monitoring of the situation will be essential.
Alongside short-term measures to shield consumers from rising energy prices, EU countries have set out their positions on medium-term measures to prev