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Bertelsmann Stiftung, Jacques Delors Centre (Publisher) (PDF)2020

Time to come home

When restarting work on reforming the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the Eurogroup should heed the lessons of the pandemic: The ESM has become politically unviable while there is apparently a lot more flexibility within the EU treaties than previously thought....

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Bertelsmann Stiftung, Jacques Delors Centre (Publisher) (PDF)2020

A European approach to regulating AI

The European Commission’s AI strategy was released just a few short weeks before the global pandemic hit Europe. In her policy brief, Maarja Kask argues that AI can only be expected to help us through this pandemic and on a path of economic recovery if the upcoming...

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Bertelsmann Stiftung, Jacques Delors Centre (Publisher) (PDF)2020

Building EU green bonds that deserve their name

The EU should seize the day: It should issue parts of the Recovery Instrument debt as green bonds and thereby boost that burgeoning market. But it is important to manage expectations: Issuing green bonds alone will not ‚green‘ recovery spending. This will depend on the...

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Bertelsmann Stiftung, Jacques Delors Centre (Publisher) (PDF)2020

How to combine recovery with resilience in Europe

The funds of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility should be spent on two objectives – kickstart the European economy and make it more resilient to future crises. However, there can be a trade-off between rapid recovery from the current crisis and long-term, sustainable...

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Jacques Delors Centre, Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF)2020

Contact tracing apps in Europe

One of the issues brought forth by the COVID-19 crisis is the need to track the infection chains in order to stop the disease from spreading. One of the simplest ways this can be done is via a smartphone app. However, this can bring about several privacy issues....

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Bertelsmann Stiftung, Hertie School Jacques Delors Centre (Publisher) (PDF)2020

The Corona crisis and the stability of the European banking sector

The Covid-19 crisis put a huge burden on the global economy and could affect the economy more severe than the Great Financial crisis in the end. Governments responded to the shock imposed by Covid-19 by offering liquidity to the real economy, either directly or indirectly by...

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Bertelsmann Stiftung, Jacques Delors Centre (Publisher) (PDF)2020

How to spend it right

The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) will be the core of the EU’s new Recovery Instrument to fight the economic fallout of the pandemic. Under the RRF, 310 billion euros in additional EU spending will be allocated by the European Commission to member states based on...

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Jacques Delors Centre, Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF)2020

Taxation to the rescue?

The COVID19 – crisis puts a strain on public households in the EU, not only because of necessary rescue packages, but also due to a drop of tax revenues in the face of an economic downward spiral. A European tax reform to support the economic recovery without putting an...

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Jacques Delors Centre, Bertelsmann Stiftung (Publisher) (PDF)2020

EU banks’ vulnerabilities

COVID-19 will hit financial institutions with a substantial time lag, but the coming storm will be fierce. The EU banking sector is entering the troubled waters of the Corona crisis with four major vulnerabilities: (1) Market and (2) funding liquidity risks have been...

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