Energy across the Mediterranean

In their new Policy Brief, Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann argue that the EU should reshape its energy cooperation efforts in the Mediterranean.

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Policy Contribution

E-commerce in Europe: parcel delivery prices in a digital single market

E-commerce in Europe: parcel delivery prices in a digital single market

The expansion of e-commerce, a substantial growth opportunity for Europe, is hampered by high cross-border parcel delivery prices. This paper analyses the economics of cross-border parcel delivery and it draws a comparison with the telecommunications sector.

By: J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 25, 2016
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Policy Brief

ENERGY ACROSS  THE MEDITERRANEAN:  A CALL FOR REALISM

Energy across the Mediterranean: a call for realism

After almost two decades of unproductive regional cooperation attempts, the EU should reshape its energy cooperation efforts in the Mediterranean through new bilateral approaches

By: Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: April 28, 2016
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Live Event

25 
May
2016
12:30

Lessons for the euro from early US monetary and financial history

The United States has a monetary union that many look to when considering the future of the EU. But how easy was it really to create such a union and what can Europe learn from the US process?

Speakers: Jeffry Frieden and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Blog Post

Marek Dabrowski

Core and periphery: different approaches to unconventional monetary policy

Compared with the ‘core’ of the world economy, emerging markets have limited room for manoeuvre when it comes to applying unconventional monetary policy measures.

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 24, 2016
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Parliamentary Testimony

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The European Deposit Insurance Scheme

Statement prepared for the European Parliament’s ECON Committee Public Hearing of 23 May.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament, Parliamentary Testimonies Date: May 23, 2016

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Uuriintuya Batsaikhan
Pia Hüttl

The benefits and drawbacks of TTIP

What’s at stake: Since the recent leak of documents on TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) negotiations, there has been renewed interest in the trade deal. This blog review looks at studies on the estimated impacts of TTIP on growth, labour markets and social conditions. We also summarise its impact on countries outside the deal, and look at the debates surrounding its counterpart, the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).

By: Uuriintuya Batsaikhan and Pia Hüttl Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: May 23, 2016
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30 
May
2016
12:00

State Aid evaluation: two years of implementation

This event will discuss the evaluation of state aid and how it can contribute to better policy-making.

Speakers: Gert-Jan Koopman, Pantelis Koutroumpis, Bridget Micklem, Nicola Pesaresi, Theo Roelandt, Otto Toivanen, Reinhilde Veugelers and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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31 
May
2016
09:00

Euro-Mediterranean energy talks

The energy landscape of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean is inefficient and unsustainable. Yet there is much potential for cooperation. How could the EU work with this region to improve energy systems?

Speakers: Houda Allal, Ahmed Badr, Moncef Ben Abdallah, Jorge Borrego, Claudia Brandus, Uri Dadush, Karim El Aynaoui, Angelo Ferrante, Francesco Giunti, Ali Hached, Manfred Hafner, Ezzedine Khalfallah, Stefano Manservisi, Mehmet Öğütçü, Francis Perrin, Riccardo Puliti, Sabina Ratti, Edoardo Reviglio, André Sapir, Simone Tagliapietra, Hans van Steen, Guntram B. Wolff and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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2 
Jun
2016
09:00

New perspectives for economic cooperation with Iran

After the lifting of international sanctions Iran is set to experience an economic renaissance and in this framework many business opportunities might arise in the country also for international players. With this event Bruegel intends to explore this new scenario, to understand what is the role that Europe might play on it. The event will […]

Speakers: Ali Shams Ardekan, Benjamin Godel, Zahra Jazayeri, Mohsen Pakparvar, Simone Tagliapietra, HE Peiman Seadat, Farhad Sharif and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Blog Post

Pia Hüttl
Silvia Merler

Sovereign bond holdings in the euro area - the impact of QE

Since the announcement of the QE programme by the European Central Bank (ECB) on 22 January 2015, national central banks have been buying government and national agency bonds. In this post we look at the effect of QE on sectoral holdings of government bonds, based on our recently updated dataset.

By: Pia Hüttl and Silvia Merler Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 19, 2016
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7 
Jun
2016
12:30

Internet taxation: challenges and policy recommendations

As the economy moves online, it becomes more difficult for national tax authorities to collect revenue. How great is the impact, and what should corporate taxation look like in the digital age?

Speakers: Francis Bloch, Dmitri Jegorov, Helena Kiurusalmi, J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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9 
Jun
2016
13:00

The Spanish financial crisis: Lessons for the European banking union

Spain is among the countries still recovering from the financial crisis. While misjudged investments were part of the cause, these past mistakes could offer lessons for the European banking union.

Speakers: Miguel Otero-Iglesias and Federico Steinberg Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Blog Post

Grégory Claeys
Alvaro Leandro

Assessing the Juncker Plan after one year

With the Juncker Plan, the European Commission intends to support valuable risky projects by expanding the risk capacity of the EIB. But has the new European Fund for Strategic Investments really been used to finance 'additional' projects?

By: Grégory Claeys and Alvaro Leandro Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: May 17, 2016
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