The EU needs a bold climate strategy

THE EU NEEDS A BOLD CLIMATE STRATEGY

This article was originally published in The Nikkei Veritas, Caixin, Rzeczpospolita and Ta Nea In order to avert catastrophic climate...

VON DER LEYEN'S GREEN DEAL ISN'T JUST A PLAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

This week, as part of her impassioned pitch to MEPs, Ursula von der Leyen established climate change as the priority for her prospective...

 
 
 

CROATIA'S PATH INTO THE BANKING UNION

Last week, the Eurogroup set out the criteria for Croatia to enter the ERM II , designating the country the second candidate to accede...

HOW SHOULD THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMPETITION POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY EVOLVE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION?

Bruno Le Maire, the French minister of the economy and finance, in his recent talk at Bruegel, referred to the necessity to make technological...

 
 
 
What bond markets tell us on China's economy

WHAT BOND MARKETS TELL US ON CHINA'S ECONOMY

This article was published by Asia Times. There is no doubt that China macro data has some drawbacks and needs to be complemented....

DEEP FOCUS: ENERGY TRANSITION IN THE NEXT EU INSTITUTIONAL CYCLE

When the dust settles after the recent European elections, and as the new Commission takes office, the problem of climate change -...

 
 
 
Faut-il s'endetter pour le climat?

FAUT-IL S'ENDETTER POUR LE CLIMAT?

This article was published by Le Monde La déclaration de politique générale d'Édouard Philippe a placé la transition écologique au...

Farewell, flat world

FAREWELL, FLAT WORLD

This article was published by Project Syndicate. Fifty years ago, the conventional wisdom was that rich countries dominated poor countries,...

 
 
 

PREPARING FOR UNCERTAINTY

Monetary policy must reinvent itself in the wake of the crisis. Reinvention is particularly important because the system is riddled...

THE THREATS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION'S ECONOMIC SOVEREIGNTY

Economics used to play a limited role in foreign policy, which was about wars, conflicts and human disasters - and how to avoid them....

 
 
 

DIRECTOR'S CUT: PRIORITIES FOR THE NEW ECB PRESIDENT

A difficult proposition faces the new ECB president - monetary union remains incomplete, the bank lacks room to manoeuvre in applying...

IT'S HARD TO LIVE IN THE CITY: BERLIN'S RENT FREEZE AND THE ECONOMICS OF RENT CONTROL

The Berlin rental market is up for a change, after a law proposal was passed in the Berlin Senate on June 18th. The “ Mietendeckel...

 
 
 

‘LO SPREAD': THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF ITALY'S CONFRONTATION WITH THE EU

On June 5th 2019, the European Commission recommended to the Council that it should open a debt-based excessive deficit procedure against...

THE EUROPEAN UNION ENERGY TRANSITION: KEY PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

The issue Over the last decade, the European Union has pursued a proactive climate policy and has integrated a significant amount of...

 
 
 

DIGITALISATION AND EUROPEAN WELFARE STATES

Rapid technological progress and innovation can destroy jobs and disrupt welfare systems. This is not a new concern. Historically,...

OPENING SPEECH BY BRUNO LE MAIRE

Full recordings and materials are available on the page of the event: “ Eurozone agreement: a mini revolution? Good morning, Thank...

 
 
 

‘LO SPREAD': THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE OF ITALY'S CONFRONTATION WITH THE EU

On June 5th 2019, the European Commission recommended to the Council that it should open a debt-based excessive deficit procedure against...

IT'S HARD TO LIVE IN THE CITY: BERLIN'S RENT FREEZE AND THE ECONOMICS OF RENT CONTROL

The Berlin rental market is up for a change, after a law proposal was passed in the Berlin Senate on June 18th. The “ Mietendeckel...

 
 
 

THE THREATS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION'S ECONOMIC SOVEREIGNTY

Economics used to play a limited role in foreign policy, which was about wars, conflicts and human disasters - and how to avoid them....

DIRECTOR'S CUT: PRIORITIES FOR THE NEW ECB PRESIDENT

A difficult proposition faces the new ECB president - monetary union remains incomplete, the bank lacks room to manoeuvre in applying...

 
 
 



Mariners' Mike Leake loses perfect game in ninth

Mariners' Mike Leake loses perfect game in ninth

SEATTLE - Mike Leake of the Mariners lost his bid to pitch a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off the Angels for a... Read more ...

Pennsylvania school district warns parents they could lose kids over unpaid...

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Britain advises its ships to stay away from Strait of Hormuz after tanker...

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WATCH: Man escapes high-rise fire by climbing down it in true 'Spider-Man' style

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Angels give up on Matt Harvey, drop pitcher from roster

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Braves edge Nationals on Donaldson's hit in ninth

Braves edge Nationals on Donaldson's hit in ninth

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MLB wrap: Cardinals mount comeback against Reds on 10-run inning

MLB wrap: Cardinals mount comeback against Reds on 10-run inning

The Cardinals topped the Reds 12-11 at Great American Ball Park, despite trailing 7-0 entering the sixth inning. Read more ...

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