At this event Margrethe Vestager will touch on strategic autonomy, digital regulation and the implications of the Green Deal on competition.
Crucial decisions about whether a country can join the euro area depend on questionable discretionary decisions.
The ECB should design a specific tool that will accompany interest rate hikes to neutralise the risk of fragmentation directly for countries facing it, staying within the bounds of the EU treaties and ensuring political legitimacy. We also advocate structural changes to the ECB’s collateral framework to avoid unnecessary uncertainty surrounding the safe asset status of European sovereign bonds.
Even though inflation in the euro area is lower than in the US, three issues make it a lot more difficult for the ECB to control inflation and preserve financial stability. Once again, the limits of EMU architecture are visible and will require a rethink.
What are the implications of prolonged inflation?
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 look into the Chinese private sector.
To improve wellbeing at work, job quality policy should pay more attention to imbalances in job content – like high workloads and low autonomy – and not just working conditions. Outcomes of low-quality jobs, such as burnout, need to be monitored at the European level.
ECB Executive Board Member Philip Lane discusses the outlook for Euro area economies.
A conversation on the global trading landscape.
What changes has working from home brought on for workers and societies, and how can policy catch up?
How have events in recent years impacted global trade and value chains and how can we strengthen these against future disruptions?