The European Central Bank needs a new tool to prevent the current rise in spreads, triggered by monetary policy tightening, from escalating into a new euro-area crisis.
In the latest installment of the Sound of Economics Live we debate whether Ukraine's accession to the EU should be facilitated.
Major economies are addressing the challenges brought by digital trade in different ways, resulting in diverging regulatory regimes. How should we view these divergences and best deal with them?
A conversation on the global trading landscape.
Although Russia bears the brunt of Western high-tech sanctions, the European Union will face challenges in sectors where it relies on Russian and Ukrainian commodities and technologies.
What is the current state of pensions policy in Europe and how are independent workers treated compared with their traditionally employed counterparts?
Global food production will be sufficient to feed the global population this year. But export bans, high prices and increasing transport cost might prevent vulnerable countries from procuring sufficient food supplies. Measures to ensure global access to scarcer food supplies and to boost grain production are warranted.
The European Union should grant candidate status to Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as part of a long-term stabilisation strategy.
European Union membership for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine is at present unrealistic, but they should be offered more than Association Agreements.
The EU is still Russia’s largest trading partner, actually several times bigger than China.
Only companies investing in advanced semiconductors will see their margins increase.
This policy contribution assesses how the trading system has changed over the last five years – roughly coinciding with the start of the Trump administration and one year of President Biden – and sets out scenarios for how the situation might evolve.