European governance remains at the top of Bruegel’s research agenda. The central priorities concern the best way to address market tensions, the broader macroeconomic policy response in the EU, policies to foster macroeconomic adjustment and the question of how to reform European governance to ensure effectiveness and legitimacy.
The Annual Meetings are Bruegel's flagship event which gathers high-level speakers to discuss the economic topics that affect Europe and the world.
In this Policy Contribution, we compare these two proposals in terms of their treatment under the current EU fiscal rules, and analyse the legal options for their introduction in the EU fiscal framework. We start with a brief review of the rationale for a green golden rule and then discuss legal options.
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.
Guntram Wolff looks back at the past decade of Bruegel contribution to economic policy in Europe.
Crucial decisions about whether a country can join the euro area depend on questionable discretionary decisions.
What would increase government support around EU enlargement, and what role could membership play in future peace talks?
The real issue for EU leaders when they discuss Ukraine’s application at a 23-24 June summit and beyond, is what kind of club the EU should be.
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?
The ECB should design a specific tool that will accompany interest rate hikes to neutralise the risk of fragmentation directly for countries facing it, staying within the bounds of the EU treaties and ensuring political legitimacy. We also advocate structural changes to the ECB’s collateral framework to avoid unnecessary uncertainty surrounding the safe asset status of European sovereign bonds.
Measures to safeguard semiconductor supplies proposed in the European Chips Act could prove to be wrongly focused, and could tip over into harmful protectionism.