A Global Pandemic Alarm Bell

A GLOBAL PANDEMIC ALARM BELL

This opinion piece was originally published in Project Syndicate . Seen from Europe, Asia, or even North America, Manaus, the capital...

ECONOMIC CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

The authors thank Maria Demertzis and Nicolas Véron for their comments. In the 2010s, the economic situation in the Middle East and...

 
 
 

MEMO TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES POLICY

This blog was originally published in December 2020 as part of a special PIIE series Rebuilding the Global Economy outlining policy...

WHAT DO VACCINATION PASSPORTS MEAN FOR EUROPE?

The sudden reappearance of national borders within the European Union because of travel restrictions, self-quarantine and test requirements...

 
 
 

WHERE DID THE VACCINE STRATEGY GO WRONG?

One year since the pandemic began, widespread vaccination has finally started. It would be a mistake however to say the end is in sight....

An EU - China investment deal: a second look

AN EU - CHINA INVESTMENT DEAL: A SECOND LOOK

This piece was originally published in the Money Review section of Kathimerini. A few weeks after the signing of the Comprehensive...

 
 
 

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH: GOVERNMENTS MUST SPEED UP VACCINATION

Getting vaccines into the arms of the right people, those most at risk of dying from the disease, could radically reduce the death...

GREEN TRANSFORMATION: A POLISH PERSPECTIVE

Poland is sometimes characterised as the black sheep of EU climate policy: in 2019, more than 70 percent of the country's electricity...

 
 
 

A GREEN INDUSTRIAL POLICY FOR EUROPE

For more details on this subject, please refer to Bruegel Blueprint, “ A green industrial policy for Europe “. The European Green Deal...

THE DOUBLE IRONY OF THE NEW UK-EU TRADE RELATIONSHIP

On 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom left both the European customs union and the single market. Its trade relationship with the European...

 
 
 

HAS THE EUROPEAN UNION SQUANDERED ITS CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION OPPORTUNITY?

Worldwide progress on the development on safe, effective vaccines against the coronavirus has been impressively fast. Three vaccines...

Regulation in the era of matchmaking economics

REGULATION IN THE ERA OF MATCHMAKING ECONOMICS

This piece was originally published in the Money Review section of Kathimerini. The best characterisation I have heard of the economic...

 
 
 
Europe's disappointing investment deal with China

EUROPE'S DISAPPOINTING INVESTMENT DEAL WITH CHINA

This opinion piece was originally published in Nikkei Asia . After more than seven years of negotiations, the European Union and China...

The Biden promise

THE BIDEN PROMISE

This opinion piece was originally published on Kathimerini. In the eyes of Europeans, Joe Biden's US election win brings the promise...

 
 
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR?

At the end of a tragic year marked by pandemic and increased poverty, the miraculously rapid arrival of vaccines stirs great hope....

DEGLOBALISATION IN THE CONTEXT OF UNITED STATES-CHINA DECOUPLING

After decades of increasing globalisation on every front, from trade - pushed further by the growing role of value chains - to technology,...

 
 
 

WHEN AND HOW SHOULD THE EUROPEAN UNION CONCLUDE AN INVESTMENT AGREEMENT WITH CHINA?

After more than seven years of negotiations, a final agreement between China and the European Union on a Comprehensive Agreement on...

A GREEN INDUSTRIAL POLICY FOR EUROPE

This Blueprint has been produced with the financial support of the European Climate Foundation. The European Green Deal aims to make...

 
 
 
Brussels' Digital Plan Leaves the Key Issue Unaddressed

BRUSSELS' DIGITAL PLAN LEAVES THE KEY ISSUE UNADDRESSED

This opinion piece was originally published on Euractiv, Rzeczpospolita and Il Sole 24 Ore. On 15 December 2020, the European Commission...

Are we out of the woods yet?

ARE WE OUT OF THE WOODS YET?

This opinion piece was originally published on Kathimerini. Finally, the vaccine is here. Stock markets have reacted exuberantly and...

 
 
 



Cloris Leachman, of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and ‘The Last Picture Show,'...

Cloris Leachman, of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and ‘The Last Picture Show,' dies at 94

Hollywood star Cloris Leachman has died. She was 94. Read more ...

North Carolina man hits 2 deer with new car, then wins $2 million in lottery

North Carolina man hits 2 deer with new car, then wins $2 million in lottery

An unlucky start to a man's day turned upside down when he discovered he won a $2 million lottery prize hours after hitting two deer with his new car. Read more ...

GOP to stay neutral should former President Trump run again

GOP to stay neutral should former President Trump run again

“The party has to stay neutral. I'm not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” the head of the Republican National Committee said. Read more ...

US terrorism alert warns of politically-motivated violence

US terrorism alert warns of politically-motivated violence

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a national terrorism bulletin warning of the potential for lingering violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment... Read more ...

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV

Her poem will highlight three individuals the NFL will honor as honorary captains at the Super Bowl "who served as leaders in their respective communities during the global... Read more ...

Oakland International becomes first airport to have COVID-19 test kit...

Oakland International becomes first airport to have COVID-19 test kit vending machines

They are contactless kiosks, and the kits cost between $130 and $150 each. Read more ...

Jennifer King named NFL's 1st Black female assistant position coach

Jennifer King named NFL's 1st Black female assistant position coach

Jennifer King is just the second woman in league history to be an assistant position coach after Tampa Bay's assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust. Read more ...

Feds Get First Conviction in Plot to Kidnap Governor

Feds Get First Conviction in Plot to Kidnap Governor

One of six men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pleaded guilty Wednesday and agreed to testify against the other five suspects. Ty Garbin, a... Read more ...

Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change

Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change

President Joe Biden is undertaking the most ambitious effort ever to cut America's oil, gas and coal emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change. Read more ...

January has been the deadliest month for COVID-19 with nearly 80,000 lives...

January has been the deadliest month for COVID-19 with nearly 80,000 lives lost so far in the US

The grim milestone underpins the growing demand from state officials for more vaccines so that Americans can be inoculated more quickly. Read more ...