A stronger adaptation governance framework would benefit adaptation efforts.
What would increase government support around EU enlargement, and what role could membership play in future peace talks?
Should Ukraine's accession to the EU be facilitated?
In the latest installment of the Sound of Economics Live we debate whether Ukraine's accession to the EU should be facilitated.
How is the European Stability Mechanism responding to crises, and what will the future of the ESM look like?
Food and fertiliser export restrictions are exacerbating the current food price crisis. The WTO and EU legal toolkits provide some safeguards but are insufficient. Unblocking Ukrainian ports and facilitating wheat exports through large-scale international coordination remains essential.
Planning Ukraine’s reconstruction tomorrow is important but meeting its financial needs today is more pressing and requires urgent action by the IMF and the international financial community.
By acting together, the European Union can optimise its response to the energy crisis in all scenarios but each country will have to make concessions.
The European Union should take significant economic measures in response to the war in Ukraine, but a new Next Generation EU is not needed yet.
The EU lacks the coordination structure and transparent data necessary to most effectively navigate an embargo on Russian oil.
The idea of confiscating the Bank of Russia’s frozen reserves is attractive to some, but at this stage in the Ukraine conflict confiscation would be counterproductive and likely illegal.
Policymakers must think coherently about the joint implications of their actions, from sanctions on Russia to subsidies and transfers to their own citizens, and avoid taking measures that contradict each other. This is what we try to do in this Policy Contribution, focusing on the macroeconomic aspects of relevance for Europe.