Germany and the EU need to develop a strong and proactive agenda to manage foreign economic relations, which are essential for German and European prosperity.
Why the sudden spike in European electricity and gas prices?
Europe should defend its existing dominance in equipment manufacturing for semiconductors and invest in chip design instead of luring high-end fabrication to its shores.
Surging natural gas prices in Europe, driven by rising demand and tight supply, are pushing up electricity prices; to prevent volatility, governments need to commit more clearly to a low-carbon future.
Climate change and taxes may be some of the only true certainties in life. To protect ourselves better, we should make careful choices on how they interact.
Despite different strategies, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and Japan all expect hydrogen to play a significant role in the decarbonisation of their economies by expanding its use in energy and transport systems.
COVID-19 has reinforced traditional vaccine production patterns, but the global vaccine trade has changed considerably.
Policies are needed to support green fuel switching by households; support should be phased out as the carbon price rises.
The EU needs a more targeted strategy to increase its presence in this strategic and thriving sector, building on its existing strengths, while accommodating its relatively low domestic needs.
The dollar remains the world’s largest reserve currency, but it is facing both domestic and external risks.
The forced landing of an internal EU flight is just the latest development in the President of Belarus’ efforts to cling to power.
Study prepared for the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET).