What to do with frozen Russian assets

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie invites MEP Johan Van Overtveldt and Bruegel Senior fellow Nicolas Véron to talk about the impact of the sanctions on Russian assets in the global…
The Sound of Economics

Sweden set to join the Nato club

Sweden is set to become a Nato member, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is planning to name firms under investigation at a much earlier stage, and Microsoft has struck a deal with a French artificial…
FT News Briefing

Biotech is back

Israel plans to raise debt and taxes to fund its war in Gaza and global house prices are on the rise. Plus, FT correspondent Paola Tamma discusses some of the troubles plaguing the EU’s key…
FT News Briefing

Russia’s failed efforts to rebuild in Ukraine

The UK and EU will on Friday sign a deal to co-operate more closely in tackling illegal immigration and criminal gangs, and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index hit a record high after 34 years. Plus, the FT’s…
FT News Briefing

Russia’s threat to Europe

How much of a threat would Russia pose to Europe if its invasion of Ukraine was successful? Given recent remarks by the US Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, does Europe have the firepower to defend…
The Rachman Review

What next for Russia after Navalny?

The European Union plans to hit Apple with a €500mn fine over music streaming, German companies make record investments in the US, and emerging market investors switch to ETFs that exclude China. Mentioned in this…

Strengthening EU competitivenss

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie sits down with Oya Celasun, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, and Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Director of Bruegel, to talk about EU competitiveness.…
The Sound of Economics

Could Trump’s NATO remarks threaten European security?

With NATO defence ministers gathering in Brussels on Thursday (15 February), the meeting is being overshadowed by former US President Donald Trump’s recent remarks Washington might not protect European allies who are not spending enough…
Euractiv

Will Germany lead Nato?

UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt is considering slashing public spending to fund pre-election tax cuts, Germany is looking to boost its defence spending at a crucial time for Europe, and Citigroup has started tracking how many…
FT News Briefing

Skills anticipation for the green transition

In the final episode of The Skills podcast series, Rebecca Christie discusses with Duygu Güner and Francesca Rosso on skills anticipation. They talk about the new skills that are emerging and the impact of skills…
Bruegel

Can the EU defend Ukraine (and itself)?

Europe is waking up to the urgent need to strengthen its own defenses — especially as Donald Trump seems poised to capture the Republican nomination and possibly even the White House in November presidential elections.…
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