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Euro area accession countries in the context of the pandemic

Testimony before the European Parliament on the subject of euro area accession. By: Zsolt Darvas Date: November 19, 2020 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance On November 19th, 2020 Bruegel senior fellow Zsolt Darvas gave a presentation and participated in the discussion with MEPs on ‘Euro area accession countries in the context of the pandemic’, at the meeting of the Euro Accession Countries Working Group of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary...

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China-EU economic relations in the era of US-China economic competition

Testimony before the European Parliament on the subject of China-EU economic relations. On November 9th, 2020 Bruegel senior fellow Alicia García-Herrero presented her testimony before the Committee for International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament. At the public hearing entitled ‘EU-China Trade and Investment Relations in a post-covid world’, she presented her input on EU-China economic relations.

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New life for an old framework: redesigning the European Union’s expenditure and golden fiscal rules

Testimony before the European Parliament on the subject of EU fiscal policies. By: Zsolt Darvas Date: November 17, 2020 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance On 13 November, 2020 Bruegel senior fellow Zsolt Darvas gave a presentation and participated in the discussion on ‘EU fiscal policies: how to address sustainability of public finances and economic stabilisation’, at the Shadows’ meeting of the Economic and Monetary Committee (ECON) of the European Parliament,...

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Socio-economic effects of digital trade and artificial intelligence on EU industries including their value chains and EU imports and exports with major trade partners

Testimony before the European Parliament on the subject of digital trade. On November 9th 2020, Bruegel senior fellow André Sapir and Bruegel scholar Georgios Petropoulos presented their testimony and participated in a discussion with MEPs by invitation of the Committee for International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament. At the webinar entitled ‘Data flows, artificial intelligence and international trade: impacts and prospects for the value chains of the future’, they presented their...

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Political assessment of possible future positive (cooperation) or negative (restrictive) attitudes of main trade partners of the EU

Testimony to the European Parliament on the geopolitical aspects of trade. On November 9th 2020, Bruegel research fellow Niclas Poitiers presented his testimony and participated in a discussion with MEPs by invitation of the Committee for International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament. At the webinar entitled ‘Data flows, artificial intelligence and international trade: impacts and prospects for the value chains of the future’, he presented his input drafted together with Dennis...

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Monetary policy in the time of COVID-19, or how uncertainty is here to stay

The COVID-19 crisis has compounded the uncertainty that has come to characterise the European economy. We explore how this uncertainty manifests itself in terms of ECB decision-making and the long-run challenges the ECB faces. This paper was prepared for the European Parliament’s Requested by the ECON committee. The original paper is available on the European Parliament’s webpage, as part of a series of papers on “Effects ofPandemic-InducedUncertainty onMonetary Policy” (here). Copyright...

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New life for an old framework: redesigning the European Union’s expenditure and golden fiscal rules

This briefing paper focuses on two aspects of the EU fiscal framework: whether an expenditure rule would be more reliable than a structural budget balance rule and the possible benefits and drawbacks of introducing a golden rule to exclude certain types of investment from the operational fiscal rule. This study was prepared for the European Parliament’s Committee on  Economic and Monetary Affairs. The study is available on the European Parliament’s online database, ‘ThinkTank‘. Copyright...

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What role for the European Semester in the recovery plan?

In this paper, the author looks at the implications arising from the focus of the Recovery and Resilience Plans in the context of the European Semester. By: Thomas Wieser Date: October 12, 2020 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance This study was prepared for the European Parliament’s  ECON Committee. The study is available on the European Parliament’s online database, ‘ThinkTank‘. Copyright remains with the European Parliament at all times. Accessing funds of the...

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How Can the European Parliament Better Oversee the European Central Bank?

This paper, written at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, assesses how the European Parliament holds the European Central Bank accountable. The same exercise is done for the Bank of Japan, in order to identify possible lessons for the ECB and the European Parliament. This paper was prepared for the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) as an input to the Monetary Dialogue of 28 September 2020 between ECON and the President of the...

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