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Scorching summers are becoming the new normal. Can Europe prepare itself?

This opinion was originally published in Le Monde, El Pais and Die Zeit. Summer in Europe has barely started, yet a blistering heatwave has already hit France this June, earlier than ever since the start of official records. Forest fires are raging in Spain, and Northern Italy is experiencing a record drought that is ruining […]

By: Klaas Lenaerts, Simone Tagliapietra and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Green economy Date: July 12, 2022
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Ukraine and Taiwan on the Biden-Xi chessboard

Overall, Biden and Xi seem to be converging on their strategies for global dominance

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Global economy and trade Date: July 12, 2022
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European Union demand reduction needs to cope with Russian gas cuts

Without Russian gas, the European Union would have to reduce demand by approximately 15%, with big differences between different parts of Europe

By: Ben McWilliams and Georg Zachmann Topic: Green economy Date: July 7, 2022
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Central banks have been too slow in responding to higher inflation

Tackling inflation requires both monetary and fiscal policy tightening. It should be done quickly to avoid building up inflationary inertia and stagflation

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: July 6, 2022
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Mobilising EU investors to narrow the developing-country climate-finance gap

The EU needs to address through blending of public and private funds the lack of private climate finance being channelled to low- and middle-income countries

By: Alexander Lehmann Topic: Banking and capital markets Date: July 6, 2022

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How rate increases could impact debt ratios in the euro area’s most-indebted countries

Debt-to-GDP ratios should continue to fall in euro-area countries despite rising interest rates, though after 2023 the situation might vary across countries.

By: Grégory Claeys and Lionel Guetta-Jeanrenaud Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: July 5, 2022
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Is MiCA the end of the crypto wild-west?

As the process of digitalisation makes ideas around decentralised finance more relevant, there will be an increasing need for monitoring and supervision.

By: Maria Demertzis Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: July 5, 2022
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European governance

Putin’s War and the German Economic Model

After the fall of communism, Germany went from being the sick man of Europe to being its leading economic power, largely by harnessing the benefits of global supply chains. But now that a new era of deglobalization is dawning, Germany will have to think carefully about how it should manage its dependence on international trade.

By: Dalia Marin Topic: European governance, Macroeconomic policy Date: July 4, 2022
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The implications for public debt of high inflation and monetary tightening

Expected increases in interest rates and reductions in real GDP growth rates will result in relatively small increases in public debt-to-GDP ratios, but inflation will reduce debt ratios very substantially

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: June 29, 2022
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A new kind of Belt and Road Initiative after the pandemic

The Belt and Road Initiative is turning from infrastructure financing into an instrument for Chinese soft and hard power

By: Alicia García-Herrero and Eyck Freymann Topic: Global economy and trade Date: June 23, 2022
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European governance

Discretion lets Croatia in but leaves Bulgaria out of the euro area in 2023

Crucial decisions about whether a country can join the euro area depend on questionable discretionary decisions.

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: European governance, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 22, 2022
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A new European tool to deal with unjustified rising spreads

The European Central Bank needs a new tool to prevent the current rise in spreads, triggered by monetary policy tightening, from escalating into a new euro-area crisis.

By: Grégory Claeys and Maria Demertzis Topic: Banking and capital markets Date: June 20, 2022
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