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?
24 June 2020
Though outside the euro area, Denmark and Sweden could benefit from joining the European Union’s banking union. It would provide protection in case of
22 June 2020
Most governments have taken measures to protect vulnerable workers and firms from the worst effects of the sudden drop in activity related to COVID-19
15 June 2020
From 2002 up to 2009, the economies of European Union countries went through a skill upgrading, rather than a polarisation between low-skill and high-
05 June 2020
The euro never challenged the US dollar, and its international status declined with the euro crisis. Faced with a US administration willing to use its
28 May 2020
COVID-19 is by far the biggest challenge policymakers in emerging economies have had to deal with in recent history. Beyond the potentially large nega
20 May 2020
To keep the euro-area economy afloat, the European Central Bank has put in place a large number of measures since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis
13 May 2020
COVID-19 has triggered a severe recession and policymakers in European Union countries are providing generous, largely indiscriminate, support to comp
13 May 2020
In the negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom over their future relationship, we see a high probability of a weak contractual
21 April 2020
This Policy Contribution proposes a staged support scheme to tackle the COVID-19 vaccine challenge and a moon shot programme to meet the challenge of
02 April 2020
This paper presents unprecedented exchange rate forecasting results based upon a new model which approximates the gap between the fundamental equilibr
12 March 2020
'Whatever it takes' needs to be the motto to preserve lives and reduce the impact on the economy of the epidemic.
05 March 2020
The European Commission should not make the implementation of a carbon border adjustment mechanism into a must-have element of its climate policy. The
26 February 2020
On 14 January 2020, the European Commission published its proposal for a Just Transition Mechanism, intended to provide support to territories facing
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
Trade and finance expanded in Europe after the financial crisis, while public support for globalisation is on the rise, supported by low unemployment.