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Bond markets remaining calm NEW
Bruegel blog 21 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Authors: Thomas WalshFollowing on from our blog on Monday, we take another look at the intra-day developments in the sovereign bond markets. So far, there appear to be no signs of any major stress in the markets. Figure 1: The Hourly developments in...
Charts: (Lack of a) Reaction in Euro Area yields NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 15 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Authors: Thomas WalshWith the current situation in the ongoing Greek debt negotiations taking a turn for the worse this weekend, we take a look at other Euro area interest rates on long-term debt  to gauge how markets have reacted to the news of...
Greece: from default to Grexit? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Authors: Marek DabrowskiThe government of Greece has rejected the creditors’ conditions of the continuing bailout program and is heading to imminent default on its obligations vis à vis the International Monetary Fund (end-of-June) and E...
#Greferendum NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 19 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerDefying hopes that negotiations could lead to an agreement between Greece and its creditors by the end of the week and ahead of the programme expiring, PM Tsipras announced on Friday evening that he would call a referendum to al...
China’s outward foreign direct investment NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Days, 22 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Authors: Alicia García-HerreroChina’s outbound foreign direct investment (ODI) may have exceeded inbound foreign direct investment (FDI) for the first time in 2014, according to the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of...
Economic and legal observations on capital controls NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Days, 25 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffWhile the exact decision of the Greek government is not yet to my knowledge clearly communicated, it appears that besides a bank holiday, the government intends to impose capital controls. The Guardian reports that...
A democratic Europe should allow Greek people to decide on their future NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Days, 19 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasMr Tsipras’s call for the 5 July referendum about the Eurogroup proposal is an ideal outcome for official creditors. Thereby, Greek people will either give a mandate to their government for continuing the implementation of...
Euro area governance: an assessment of the “five presidents” report NEW
Bruegel blog 6 Days, 21 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffEuropean Commission President Juncker has published the long-awaited report prepared in collaboration with the presidents of the European Council, the Eurogroup, the European Central Bank and the European Parliament. The aim...
How a reform of the UK’s tax credits could ease the UK’s EU negotiations NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 19 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Authors: Emmanuel Mourlon-DruolIn a speech on 22 June 2015, UK Prime Minister David Cameron pointed at a number of possible changes that could be made to the UK’s tax credit system. The UK’s tax credit system is an arrangement whereb...
Will a UK welfare reform ease the UK's EU negotiation? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 19 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Authors: Emmanuel Mourlon-DruolIn a speech on 22 June 2015, UK Prime Minister David Cameron pointed at a number of possible changes that could be made to the UK’s tax credit system. The UK’s tax credit system is an arrangement whereb...
Die Europäische Energieunion: Schlagwort oder wichtiger Integrationsschritt? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Authors: Georg ZachmannDie Schaffung einer europäischen Energieunion ist ein zentrales Projekt der Juncker-Kommission. Die umfassende Definition der Energieunion – welche von Energieeffizienz und Klimaschutz über Versorgungssicherheit...
The 4% growth target NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-Setton What’s at stake: To contrast with President Obama’s middle class economics, the Republican Party – from Rand Paul’s proposal to repeal the entire IRS code to Jeb Bush’s 4% grow...
The Russian pipeline waltz NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Authors: Simone Tagliapietra, Georg ZachmannThis is an eventful period for EU-Russia gas relations. Six months ago Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the energy world by dismissing the long-prepared South Stream project in favour of Turkish S...
Greece budget update NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 18 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerAs Eurogroup discussions with Greece continue, the latest budget execution bulletin from the Greek finance ministry has been published yesterday, comparing the actual budget execution with the estimates presented in the 2015 bud...
The slow-reform trap NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Authors: Marek DabrowskiA never-ending controversy The question of optimal reform strategy, especially its speed and degree of ambition, has been repeatedly debated in relation to various historical occasions. The best-known controversy refers to th...
Greece – the three essential elements for a deal NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 19 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffThis blog argues that a deal for Greece requires three elements: lower primary surpluses than the creditors are currently asking for; little action on debt except for agreeing to delay IMF repayment (similarly to how European...
Is Greece Destined to Grow? NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Authors: Zsolt DarvasThere is much talk about the impasse between Greece and its official lenders in their bail-out negotiations, so I thought I would write about something else instead: the changes in the Greek economy towards a new growth model.Gre...
Günther H. Oettinger's speech at Bruegel's event "What Digital Union for Europe?" NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Authors: Dear Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen,The world is turning digital - faster than we could have imagined. Digital is already everywhere. Yet, this is only the beginning.Citizens are digital – three quarters use the Internet regularly. Esp...
David Cameron and the EU’s Waterloo NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Authors: Ashoka Mody Two hundred years ago this month, at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte’s defeat at the hands of an allied army, led by the Duke of Wellington, reshaped Europe’s future. Britain may now be poised to do so onc...
The empirical shift in economics NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Rather than being unified by the application of the common behavioral model of the rational agent, economists increasingly recognize themselves in the careful application of a common e...