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.
How science fiction is shaping China’s economics, politics and society.
COVID-19 remains dangerous, but if Europe can continue its unprecedented fiscal co-operation the crisis could give way to a new era of prosperity.
A collection of articles compiled following a joint Bruegel-Intereconomics event on EU enlargment.
Lack of certainty that the euro will stay prevents it from a greater international role. Until addressed, the dollar will continue to be hegemon.
Despite high prices, China’s substantial spare oil refining capacity remains restricted.
Challenges of an energy independent Europe.
A price cap on Russian oil might improve the current western sanctions regime, but effectiveness will depend on the west’s willingness
Overall, Biden and Xi seem to be converging on their strategies for global dominance
Guntram Wolff looks back at the past decade of Bruegel contribution to economic policy in Europe.
17 February 2020
Most foreign direct investment into Russia originates in the European Union: European investors own between 55 percent and 75 percent of Russian FDI s
06 February 2020
The European Central Bank’s November 2019 Financial Stability Review highlighted the risks to growth in an environment of global uncertainty. On the w
04 February 2020
Global trade and finance data indicates that the pre-2008 pace of economic globalisation has stalled or even reversed. The European Union has defied t
03 February 2020
A vision for Europe to prosper and best serve its citizens
28 January 2020
This report sets out what the Wellcome Trust and Bruegel have learned from a project to simulate a negotiation process between the UK and EU to create
09 January 2020
This Policy Contribution tests the hypothesis that an imbalance has grown in Europe over the last few decades because markets have integrated to a gre
18 December 2019
The distortive effects that foreign state-owned or state-supported companies can have on European markets and on the European Union’s economic autonom
12 December 2019
Whenever the European Union’s budget is discussed, much of the political focus is on net balances – whether countries pay in more than they receive –
11 December 2019
Small European firms are falling behind in the race to digitalise, but so are their American counterparts.
09 December 2019
Concern is growing in the European Union that a rapprochement between Russia and China could have negative implications for the EU.
02 December 2019
Recent developments have re-opened the debate on the future of money. This Policy Contribution discusses two aspects: the implications of the rise of
20 November 2019
More can be done to capture the untapped trade and investment opportunities that exist between China and the EU. China’s size and dynamism, and its re
19 November 2019
Euro-area bank integration has decreased as post-financial crisis national rules require banks to hold more capital at home. It might be undermined fu
18 November 2019
China’s economic ties with Russia are deepening. Meanwhile, Europe remains Russia’s largest trading partner, lender and investor. An analysis of China
05 November 2019
Ursula von der Leyen has proposed a European Green Deal that would make Europe climate neutral by 2050. With this Policy Contribution, the authors pro
10 October 2019
The debate on euro adoption by central European EU countries has intensified in the last years. In this Policy Contribution the author does not review