The EU Platform could become an effective emergency tool to safeguard Europe’s security of gas supply in case of a sudden interruption of Russian gas flows, but policymakers need to address challenges to make it work.
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.
The mystery of China-Russia economic relations in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and what it means for Europe.
A timely reflection on the EU’s latest round of sanctions banning Russian oil imports.
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?
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.
Even at this late hour, the European Union should consider taking a different path.
A conversation on the global trading landscape.
A tariff on imports of Russian fossil fuels would allow Europe to hit Russia's energy sector without great suffering.
Letter published in Science.
A punitive tariff on all energy imports from Russia would be a better choice than a gradually phased-in embargo on selected fuels.