European governance

European governance remains at the top of Bruegel’s research agenda. The central priorities concern the best way to address market tensions, the broader macroeconomic policy response in the EU, policies to foster macroeconomic adjustment and the question of how to reform European governance to ensure effectiveness and legitimacy.

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Podcast

Podcast

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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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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Podcast

Podcast

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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Upcoming Event

Sep
6-7
09:00

Bruegel Annual Meetings 2022

The Annual Meetings are Bruegel's flagship event which gathers high-level speakers to discuss the economic topics that affect Europe and the world.

Topic: Banking and capital markets, Digital economy and innovation, European governance, Global economy and trade, Green economy, Inclusive growth, Macroeconomic policy Location: Palais des Academies, Rue Ducale 1
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Blog Post

European governance

Is the EU Chips Act the right approach?

Measures to safeguard semiconductor supplies proposed in the European Chips Act could prove to be wrongly focused, and could tip over into harmful protectionism.

By: Niclas Poitiers and Pauline Weil Topic: European governance, Global economy and trade Date: June 2, 2022
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Opinion

European governance

Three headaches for the European Central Bank

Even though inflation in the euro area is lower than in the US, three issues make it a lot more difficult for the ECB to control inflation and preserve financial stability. Once again, the limits of EMU architecture are visible and will require a rethink.

By: Maria Demertzis Topic: European governance, Macroeconomic policy Date: May 31, 2022
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Blog Post

European governance

Does the war in Ukraine call for a new Next Generation EU?

The European Union should take significant economic measures in response to the war in Ukraine, but a new Next Generation EU is not needed yet.

By: André Sapir Topic: European governance Date: May 17, 2022
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