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EU budget and recovery fund: Is it a done deal? [What Think Tanks are thinking]

After nearly five days of tough negotiations, the European Council agreed on the EU’s next seven-year budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), worth more than one trillion euros from 2021 to 2027, and crucially, on an additional 750-billion euro fund to help countries recover from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading

Future financing of the Union: MFF, Own Resources and Next Generation EU

On 21 July, EU Heads of State or Government reached a political agreement on the future design of EU finances. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session – July 2020

The agenda for the July session – the last regular session before the summer, and likely the last in Brussels, with Parliament planning for a return to Strasbourg in September – opens with Council and European Commission statements. Continue reading

Next Generation EU: A European instrument to counter the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

The socio-economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic across the European Union (EU) is posing significant challenges, not least to the good functioning of the single market and the euro area. Continue reading

Coronavirus: An uncertain outlook [What Think Tanks are thinking]

While many countries, notably in Europe, are currently easing restrictive measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the latter is now rapidly spreading in other parts of the world, notably in the Americas and Indian sub-continent. Continue reading

Single market and the pandemic: Impacts, EU action and recovery [Policy Podcast]

The coronavirus crisis caused an asymmetric shock to both supply and demand in the EU, inflicting unprecedented economic harm: the deep recession in 2020 is likely to be followed by a fragile recovery in 2021. Continue reading

Coronavirus: Financing the recovery [What Think Tanks are thinking]

As the coronavirus pandemic now appears to have peaked in several parts of the world, analysts are turning their attention to how best to revive economies from the abrupt and severe economic downturns they have been suffering as result of the lockdowns imposed over the last three months. Continue reading

The coronavirus crisis: Options for economic recovery [What Think Tanks are thinking]

As the coronavirus crisis keeps the world in its grip, analysts ponder what future measures could stimulate recovery from the deep recession expected in its aftermath, with a focus, in particular, on the European Commission’s plans and the growth-boosting fund recently proposed by France and Germany. Continue reading

Recovery and resolution of central counterparties (CCPs) [EU Legislation in Progress]

In recent years, the role and systemic importance of central counterparties (CCPs) has expanded with the gradual implementation of the obligation to centrally clear liquid and standardised over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. Continue reading

Juncker’s investment plan [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski The European Union is moving closer to creating a new investment fund, a flagship idea of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker aimed at bolstering economic growth and creating jobs.  On 10 March, EU finance ministers gave an initial go-ahead for the planned financial facility, called the European Fund for Strategic Investment … Continue reading

EU must overcome reform fatigue – debate on OECD’s report

Written by Marcin Cesluk-Grajewski and Tessa Tumbrägel Many European Union Member States have lost their appetite for the reforms needed to lift them out of the stagnation that followed the 2008-2009 economic crisis. They now need a second wind to overhaul labour, product and services markets as well as fix their social security systems (a mix … Continue reading

The monetary policy of the ECB: Strategy, conduct and trends

Written by Angelos Delivorias According to Article 127(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, ‘the primary objective of the European System of Central Banks [i.e. the European Central Bank and the national central banks of all EU Member States] shall be to maintain price stability.’ To pursue that objective, the European … Continue reading

Outlook for the informal European Council meeting of 12 February 2015: Pre-European Council Briefing

Written by Joséphine Vanden Broucke, Susanna Tenhunen, Stanislas de Finance, Ralf Drachenberg and Donata Szabo Measures on the fight against terrorism and radicalisation are likely to be the priority item for discussion – in the presence of the EP President, Martin Schulz – at the informal European Council, meeting of Heads of State or Government, … Continue reading

The ECB’s Expanded Asset Purchase Programme

Written by Angelos Delivorias On 22 January 2015, the European Central Bank (ECB) launched its Expanded Asset Purchase Programme (more commonly known as quantitative easing, or QE) with the aim of reviving the euro area economy. This unconventional monetary policy instrument – under which the European Central Bank will create new money to purchase euro-denominated, … Continue reading

The Group of Twenty (G20)

Written by Etienne Bassot and Marcin Szczepański The Group of Twenty (G20) is an informal forum for international cooperation, and consists of 19 major economies plus the European Union. It gained in prominence in 2008 – when regular summits at the level of leaders commenced – taking on the role of ‘global crisis management committee’. … Continue reading

Europe 2020 Project Bonds Initiative: enhancing European networks, boosting competitiveness

EU 2020 project bonds aim to encourage financing of large European infrastructure projects in the fields of transport, energy and communication technologies. The current economic crises create a particularly challenging environment for financing of such long-term large-scale projects. EU 2020 project bonds have a twofold target. They are designed to mobilise investment by lowering risk … Continue reading

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