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How Stable Are Europe’s Banks?
Europa Briefing: Banking Union


The Banking Union was established in 2012 to break the vicious cycle of fragile banks and weak public finances in the euro area. However, some key elements necessary for its completion are still missing. This briefing analyses further steps needed in order to complete the Banking Union and looks at how stable European banks are almost a decade after the crisis. More ...

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What Kind of Coordination for the Eurozone?
Europa Briefing: Economic Government


During the euro crisis, decisions had to be made under enormous time pressure. New institutions and rules were created. This briefing looks at how decisions in the Eurozone are made today and whether there is a democratic deficit. Does the currency union need new and better control mechanisms - maybe even up to the point of a genuine European economic government? More ...

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Bolstering the Multilateral Trading System – Some Fresh Ideas
A work program for the WTO presented by the high-level board of experts on the future of global trade governance


In order to pursue its mandate and objectives, the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) should launch a work programme to foster a better understanding of the factors that have enabled institutional innovation in some policy areas but not in others, and to reflect on the role of established working practices in constraining the ability of the organisation to achieve its mandate. More ...

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Two Years into the Digital Single Market Strategy – Where Do We Stand?
It’s not only about roaming fees, in order to be a success, the Digital Single Market Strategy needs to achieve much more


Europe is lagging behind in the digital economy. The reason for this is not a lack of business ideas in the digital economy, the reason is that the current institutional and technical environment is not as conducive to growth as it should be. The Digital Single Market Strategy addresses some of these issues. But does it do enough? This blogpost reviews what has been achieved and what still needs to be done. More ...

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How does Europe tie in with global value chains?


From design to marketing, through the assembly of different intermediate goods or the distribution, global value chains are a structural and vital part of the global trade market. We examine how the factory Europe ties into the rest of the world. More ...

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The Best of GED - 2017
Catch up on the GED team's favourite blogposts from 2017


As is tradition, we want to celebrate this completion of yet another year of GED economic expertise with you, our faithful audience. For that we have selected our two favorite blopogst for each month this year, which we present to you here in chronological order: More ...

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What's the Cost of Europe?
Europa Briefing: EU Budget


Although the EU budget is comparitively small, it remains a controversial topic. Brexit will further fuel the debate on rebates and redistribution. This Briefing takes a closer look at where the EU gets its money from and who benefits most from its spending. It also examines current proposals to render the budget more transparent and efficient. More ...

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The Crossroads: Argentina


The Crossroads is a new video series from the GED team that focuses on decisive moments for different economies. In our first episode we take a look at Argentina, a country facing turbulent economic conditions and an ongoing debt crisis just as it prepares for crucial presidential elections in October 2015. More ...

The Brexit and the Future of the EU


An abbreviation of British exit, in the same vein as the long feared yet unfulfilled Grexit, the Brexit refers to the prospect of Britain seceding from the European Union. To date, there has been much speculation regarding the implications of a British exit from the EU, but few concrete conclusions have been drawn. However, as […] More ...

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What Kind of Coordination for the Eurozone?
Europa Briefing: Economic Government


During the euro crisis, decisions had to be made under enormous time pressure. New institutions and rules were created. This briefing looks at how decisions in the Eurozone are made today and whether there is a democratic deficit. Does the currency union need new and better control mechanisms - maybe even up to the point of a genuine European economic government? More ...

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Factory Europe
How does Europe tie in with global value chains?


From design to marketing, through the assembly of different intermediate goods or the distribution, global value chains are a structural and vital part of the global trade market. We examine how the factory Europe ties into the rest of the world. More ...