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European fiscal rules: reform urgently needed

By Philipp Heimberger / 6 May, 2021

The EU’s fiscal rules are currently deactivated due to the Covid-19 crisis. However, returning to the pre-Corona rules would be counterproductive. The first priority of reform efforts should be to ensure that applying the rules will not deepen economic crises and hold back recovery. The second priority should be to […]

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Implementing the European Skills Agenda

By Siria Taurelli / 12 February, 2021

The European Skills Agenda is a call for action on a set of ambitious targets, and involves the upskilling and reskilling of millions of adult people by 2025. To implement the Skills Agenda, governments and social partners, state and non-state actors will have to innovate their cooperation arrangements, and learn […]

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We need a Europe that cares and that is seen to care

By Frank Vandenbroucke / 24 November, 2020

Two weeks ago, the European Commission published a highly ambitious Communication on a European Health Union. There is little doubt that the EU’s role in health will increase significantly in the near future. There should not just be more Europe, but also a better Europe at play in this crucial […]

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The End of ECB’s Quantitative Easing – what next?

By Alberto Botta / 11 January, 2019

In December 2018, the ECB’s QE is coming to an end.

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Normalisation of the ECB’s monetary policy is timely

By Peter Bofinger / 11 January, 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) is due to end its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme at the end of the year.

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Fit out the local Neighbourhoods !

By Philippe Close / 11 July, 2018

An interview with Brussels Mayor, Philippe Close on the increase in public trust in local politics.

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Why must the EU avoid ignoring the cities and regions?

By Karl-Heinz Lambertz / 26 June, 2018

Europe faces great challenges and the cities and regions are often on the front line. Take the migrant crisis for example.

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A budget to bring added value to Europe

By Michel Aglietta / 14 February, 2018

To revive democracy in Europe we must produce a European budget that provides added value to all citizens.

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A reform of the EU budget is the best tool to secure a strong cohesion policy

By Catiuscia Marini / 14 February, 2018

Catiuscia Marini is calling for a reform of the EU budget given that it is now under more pressure because of Brexit and the funding needed for new policies.

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The elephant in the European room: the budget

By Nicolas Leron / 14 February, 2018

Much more than a question of the macroeconomic stabilisation of a sub-optimal monetary zone, the question of the European budget remains a constitutive element of the political community. The EU is suffering from a crisis in public power which requires a budgetary leap of faith: a budget that is able […]

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