Europe’s New Reality: Covid Economics, Debt and the Future of Trade

The Bruegel director speaks about Europe’s economic prospects, the recovery fund, and Europe’s ecological and digital transformation.

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Fast-Tracking Europe’s Energy Transition

The EU and national governments have gone to work on recovery plans to be deployed against the imminent economic crisis. But how green are they?

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Basic Income and Pandemic Preparedness

As we think about building societies that can be ready for pandemics and resilient to shocks, basic income needs to be part of the picture.

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Europe Rues Dashed Hopes of Financial Regulation

As crisis looms, this analysis tracks Europe’s failed record on banking reform since 2008, exposing the opportunities missed along the way.

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Can Deliberative Democracy Put EU Politics Back on Track?

Political scientist Cristina Monge argues that the public needs a real stake in shaping its politics if the European project is going to succeed.

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Europe’s Unfinished Business

The EU needs a new model for doing business, one which marries innovation, social justice & sustainability, & puts Europe on the road to shared prosperity before crisis hits again.

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The Future of Money as an Institution

In an age of climate crisis where the social consequences of 2008 are still being felt, central banks are in uncharted territory.

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Security and Identity: Between Fantasy and Reality

France’s long and troubled relationship with Islam, and its connexion to a sense of insecurity, is unpacked by Olivier Roy and Esther Benbassa, who also explore the current role of religion in politics in general.

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“A coalition is not a love match” – Interview with Ralf Fücks

A discussion with Ralf Fücks, outgoing president of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, on the situation in Germany, coalitions with Merkel and the rise of the AfD.

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Poland: a Vicious Cycle of Disdain

Poland’s increasingly polarised political discourse, an increasing state grip on the media, and how to break the pattern.

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