To help finance the post-coronavirus recovery, the European Union is raising large amounts to pass on to its members. But absorption of EU funds is typically slow and some countries might struggle to spend what they can get, even if they will have broad freedom to design spending programmes. The focus should be on worthwhile spending, not just on absorbing EU funds.
Bruegel research fellow Simone Tagliapietra discusses his new book, Global Energy Fundamentals.
In the first Sound of Economics Live episode after summer we look at the State of the Union address delivered by Ursula von der Leyen.
Keynote address by the German Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz at Bruegel Annual Meetings, 3 September 2020
Testimony before the Economic Affairs Committee at the House of Lords, British Parliament on Employment and COVID-19.
Third day of Bruegel Annual Meetings.
The Annual Meetings are Bruegel's flagship event which gathers high-level speakers to discuss the economic topics that affect Europe and the world.
Imagining a society, an economy and politics cohabiting with the virus and eventually overcoming it.
What should be the ground rules to support more sustainable business in a post-pandemic world?
The Hong Kong government might want to consider diversifying its economy by using part of the savings earmarked for rainy days. Beyond cushioning the negative impact of Covid-19 on SMEs and households, it is one more reason to spend.
In this episode we unpack some reflections about tourism we have collected during the Reopening Europe journey.
In June 2020, as Europe reopened after lockdown, we crossed ten national borders. We listened to diverse citizens, from passers-by to politicians, business people to artists, recording, documenting, and publishing stories.