Bruegel director Guntram Wolff frames the two debates that will dominate the upcoming meeting of the European Council – the shape of the next EU budget, and the method by which a new European Commission president will be appointed.
The third event in the Bruegel - Financial Times Forum series will look into the future of euro-area governance.
Here’s how you run the Eurogroup.
The public's impressions of where money is spent in the European Union can often be wide of the mark. But whether this is a result of wishful thinking or just a lack of information remains unclear.
Testimony of Bruegel's director during the hearing of the Commissions for the EU and for foreign relations, defense and armed forces of the French Senate on 24 January 2018
This publication, written by a group of independent French and German economists, proposes six reforms which, if delivered as a package, would improve the Eurozone’s financial stability, political cohesion, and potential for delivering prosperity to its citizens, all while addressing the priorities and concerns of participating countries.
The new year could very well see the positive story of 2017 continue in Europe – but a number of looming policy and political problems cannot be ignored.
Europeans’ enthusiasm for immigration from other EU countries is steadily increasing –two-thirds of the EU population, on average, now support it.
The stock of liquidity supplied through the ECB’s open market operations has remained relatively stable, though there is a clearer change in the country composition.
Our scholars Grégory Claeys, André Sapir, Dirk Schoenmaker, Nicolas Veron and Guntram B. Wolff, explore the next steps needed to create a more functional and coherent economic governance framework.
The European Union should act to ensure the continued transformation of its energy system, and encourage member states to overcome their dependence on coal for supplying electricity. Helping coal-mining regions with the transition should require €150 million per year – a mere 0.1% of the total EU budget – and the EU would not even need to establish a new fund to support it.
Beyond the opposing ideas of Jean-Claude Juncker and Wolfgang Schäuble for future euro-area governance, Guntram Wolff explores how alternatives such as a reformed Eurogroup might yield more effective fiscal policy-making.