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.
Lack of strict governance and transparency creates serious risk that fair competition within the single market will be undermined. Fundamental overhaul of the framework is needed.
Contribution to the European Economic and Social Committee info newsletter of January 2022.
How did corporate investment fare during the pandemic? Has government support sufficiently helped firms get through the crisis and prepare for the green and digital transformations ahead?
Presentation of the Yearbook of the Euro 2022.
A well-functioning euro reflects a degree of unity that allows the EU to credibly claim a position at the global table and therefore help shape the policies that will deal with global problems. That is a decisive success.
What are the economic priorities for the new year?
The euro’s advocates hoped that the single currency would deliver economic and financial integration, policy convergence, political amalgamation, and global influence. While these predictions were often wide of the mark, the euro has arguably proven to be a wise investment.
As COVID-19 cases surge, the choice of restrictions, and the details of their implementation, can have a major influence on the degree to which business is impacted.
An overview of economic policy and beyond in 2021.
A selection of charts from Bruegel’s weekly newsletter, analysis of the year and what it meant for the economy in Europe and the world.
Discussions on the fiscal framework should aim to correct its procyclical nature with a view to promoting more cooperative outcomes.
How has globalisation and connectivity caused fragmentation and conflict on a global scale?