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Is Brexit an opportunity to reform the European Parliament?

Brexit offers a political opportunity for the European Parliament to reform the allocation of seats to member states. This Policy Contribution explores different options for reform and their implications for equality of representation and distribution of seats to countries, within the constraints set by the EU treaties.

By: Robert Kalcik and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 27, 2017
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Blog Post

Marek Dabrowski

How to balance sovereignty and integration in a voluntary EU

The principle of voluntary membership is a central value of the EU project, but it is also a source of many of its problems. How can the member states address those problems in order to repair the EU's integration architecture?

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 12, 2017
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External Publication

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EU economic governance: euro area periphery lessons for Central and Eastern European countries

An analysis of macroecnomic developments shows that Central and Eastern European (CEE) EU member states fared much better in the aftermath of the crisis compared to euro-area periphery countries. Furthermore, they have a better chance to avoid the problems that the euro-periphery countries faced before the crisis.

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: December 9, 2016
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Uuriintuya Batsaikhan

The day after Brexit: what do we know?

With the UK referendum on EU membership on 23 June, Europe is contemplating the practical consequences of a vote to leave.

By: Uuriintuya Batsaikhan Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: June 22, 2016
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Past Event

Past Event

A fiscal framework for the EU

Doubts about the fiscal sustainability of various member states have led Europe to enact greater coordination and surveillance. But are these policies effective? And what fiscal framework can best support Europe back to growth?

Speakers: Zsolt Darvas, Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, Kathrin Muehlbronner, Lucio Pench, Focco Vijselaar and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: March 3, 2016
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Opinion

Guntram B. Wolff

The EU must confront the populist challenge in 2016

In France, the US and elsewhere, populist parties are growing in popularity. Such parties radically challenge the consensus of traditional parties and their representatives. This year traditional parties must give informed answers to the problems identified by populists.

By: Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 11, 2016
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Zsolt Darvas
Alvaro Leandro

Naughty students or the wrong school: why is the European Semester proving ineffective?

The fundamental problem of economic policy coordination in the EU is that national policymakers are accountable to their national parliaments and focus on national interests, which in many cases differ widely in different member states. It is therefore not all that surprising that economic policy coordination in the EU hardly works.

By: Zsolt Darvas and Alvaro Leandro Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: November 18, 2015
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Past Event

Past Event

Economic governance of the EU: Quo Vadis?

This event will address topics of central interest in current EU policy debates: fiscal and competitiveness coordination, financial union and the divergent needs of member states inside and outside the euro area.

Speakers: Maria Abascal, Anna Ascani, John Berrigan, Michiel Bijlsma, Anne Bucher, Zsolt Darvas, Luc Denayer, Andreas Georgiou, Christopher Hartwell, Georg Ringe, André Sapir, Mikko Spolander, Wilfried Steinheuer, Massimo Suardi, Nicolas Véron, David Vines, António Vitorino and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: November 3, 2015
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No coordination without representation

Further democratic legitimacy is a pre-requisite to economic union. This article explores how economic policies in the euro area should be coordinated, but this cannot be done in a mechanical rules-based manner. Arguing the contrary suggests a cavalier understanding of the complexity of economic policymaking.

By: Alessio Terzi Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: October 8, 2015
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Speech by President Donald Tusk at the Bruegel Annual Dinner

Speech held at Bruegel Annual Dinner, Brussels 7 September 2015

By: Donald Tusk Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: September 7, 2015
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Video

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Competitive gains in the Economic and Monetary Union

This event was organised in the frame of the 10th Anniversary of Bruegel. It brought together a panel of high level economic experts to discuss the competitive gains achievable through reinforcing the Internal Market and structural reforms.

By: Bruegel Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: July 22, 2015
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Ashoka Mody

Professor Blanchard writes a Greek tragedy

Olivier Blanchard has, with his customary clarity and candor, addressed criticisms of the IMF’s role in Greece’s financial rescue. His is a personal statement. But in writing it, he also presents the IMF’s operating philosophy and mandate.  Blanchard’s statement will, therefore, not only shape our thinking on the evolution of the Greek crisis but it could define how we view the proper role of the IMF. His blog post deserves careful reading and consideration.

By: Ashoka Mody Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: July 13, 2015