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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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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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Employment and COVID-19

Testimony before the Economic Affairs Committee at the House of Lords, British Parliament on Employment and COVID-19. By: Guntram B. Wolff Date: September 9, 2020 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance On September 8th, 2020 Bruegel’s director Guntram B. Wolff presented testimony before the Economic Affairs Committee at the House of Lords, British Parliament, on the Employment measures put in place to fight the economic crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic.To view the...

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The European Central Bank in the COVID-19 crisis: whatever it takes, within its mandate

To keep the euro-area economy afloat, the European Central Bank has put in place a large number of measures since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. This response has triggered fears of a future increase in inflation. However, the ECB's new measures and the resulting increase in the size of its balance sheet, even if it were to be permanent, should not restrict its ability to achieve its price-stability mandate, within its legal obligations. By: Grégory Claeys Date: May 20, 2020 Topic:...

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