The global economy in continues to be affected by the pandemic. However, it is also marked by major geopolitical developments, from President Biden’s inauguration and a revival of the transatlantic relationship, to the continued rivalry with China, with the EU caught in-between these global trends.
Bruegel’s scholars cover the European Union’s increasing assertiveness towards neighbours over the past year, including the external repercussions of the European Green Deal, managing a crisis at its borders, building a future relationship with a former member, strengthening the international role of the euro and tackling a resurgent China.
Any convergence with the U.S. economy will not continue for long.
Demonstrations show how the country is struggling to deal with Covid and an easing of lockdowns.
Low-income households suffer most from high inflation, but in some European Union countries the inflation burden is felt more equally than others.
Beijing's bandwidth to deliver is shrinking as its economic performance wanes.
This paper explores China's quest to become a domestic-demand-driven economy, and the lessons that can be learnt from its quest for self reliance.
This paper presents a data-driven examination of whether deglobalisation has happened and whether protectionism was the cause.
The meet did not seem to offer solutions to the two most pressing problems for the international order.
China’s semiconductors push already has lessons for the rest of the world.
How can we build a sustainable system of international cooperation that allows for nations to work together despite their differences?
21 January 2021
In the 2010s, the economic outlook of the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region deteriorated, with numerous long-term socio-economic an
06 January 2021
The objective of MICROPROD, an EU-wide research project that runs until the end of 2021, is to understand what is driving the current productivity slo
21 December 2020
After decades of increasing globalisation, there now seems to be a slowing, or even a turn to deglobalisation, meaning decelerating trade and investme
17 December 2020
This Blueprint examines how the European Union can develop a coherent green industrial policy that will serve the goals of the European Green Deal.
26 November 2020
This research identifies existing and potential specialisation in green technologies in European Union regions, and proposes an approach to identify p
26 November 2020
"The current design of green bonds means they aren't fulfilling their potential. We propose an alternative: issuance of regular bonds with attached gr
23 November 2020
The market power of online platforms raises concerns that they may engage in anti-competitive practices, but traditional (ex-post) antitrust intervent
27 October 2020
Ensuring effective recovery spending is a high-stakes challenge for the European Union, with the potential for derailment because of fuzzy objectives
19 October 2020
European Union countries can reduce inequality of opportunity through public spending and tax decisions. Broadly, the most effective approach includes
22 September 2020
All European Union countries are undergoing severe output losses as a consequence of COVID-19, but some have been hurt more than others. Factors poten
17 September 2020
The European Union's capital market union needs a revamp because of Brexit and the deep recession, and to underpin the European Green Deal.
11 September 2020
With the European Union for the first time taking on debt to help finance the economic recovery from the coronavirus, new resources are needed to fund
08 July 2020
In the wake of COVID-19, some economic recovery policies will help green the economy – for example, energy renovation of buildings. But there are limi
07 July 2020
Governments and companies can reinforce each other in their pursuit of sustainable development, which is based on three pillars: economic, social and
02 July 2020
The concept of household financial fragility emerged in the United States after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. It grew out of the need to understand
30 June 2020
Since the Euromaidan protests (2013-2014), Ukraine has had two presidents and four governments. In a difficult environment of external aggression, the