How can the public sector meet the climate funding needs of the EU?
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.
The ban on most Russian oil significantly scales up the EU response to aggression against Ukraine, but the bloc should stand ready for retaliatory actions.
A timely reflection on the EU’s latest round of sanctions banning Russian oil imports.
This chapter discusses the key obstacles that have so far prevented 840 million people worldwide from gaining access to electricity.
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 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 tariff on imports of Russian fossil fuels would allow Europe to hit Russia's energy sector without great suffering.