COVID-19 vaccination in Europe and the United States is moving too slowly and is failing to prevent avoidable death and economic disruption. More must be done to accelerate the campaign by targeting those most at risk.
What will happen to infrastructure financing in a post-COVID world?
The 2020 pandemic economic shock has led to reassessment of fiscal policy measures in 2018 and earlier, because of faulty measurement of unobserved output gaps and structural balances. The current period of suspension of EU fiscal rules should be used to design a better fiscal framework.
Why rush a deal that is so inherently complex?
A recovery from the COVID-19 recession is underway though the suffering is far from over, especially for the most vulnerable. Inequality is both a consequence of the pandemic and a cause of its severity. Many countries need comprehensive policy change to address its worst effects.
Testimony to the European Parliament on monetary policy.
Given the collapse in cooperation and of effective authority over health governance, what strategies should be pursued at international level, and by what means?
Stakeholders from government, private sector, media and academia/institutions come together to review India-EU relations and point to a promising direction for the future.
The return to normal may just have to wait.
What new innovative tools can we use to measure real-time economic and social risk?
The European Union has made significant progress to a more unified banking market but frictions remain between euro and non-euro countries. Without a coordinated approach to remaining issues in completing banking union, the gap could widen.
Workers with low-educational levels suffered far worse than others in terms of COVID-19 related job losses during the first half of 2020 in the EU. Jobs for tertiary-educated workers even increased. Thus, the pandemic has increased income inequality, reinforcing the case for inclusive development.