The Russia-Ukraine grain deal is over. Who gains?

Russia has bombed grain stores in Ukraine and pulled out of a deal that had allowed safe passage of food exports through the Black Sea.Ukraine is a major exporter of grains, and the deal, brokered by the United…
THE TAKE
Agrifood Brief

Agrifood Podcast: EU-Turkey agri-trade, Crop rotation debate, Deforestation Law

Last week EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski met with Turkish Agricultural Minister, Vahit Kirişçi, on the first high-level meeting to strengthen the EU-Turkey agri-trade. Europe's food policy will also have to deal with the Commission’s…
Agrifood Brief

Revision of EU ETS as regards aviation: ‘Fit for 55’ package

As part of the 'Fit for 55' package, the Commission is proposing a revision to the EU's emissions trading system (ETS) as regards carbon dioxide emissions from aviation. The proposal seeks to ensure that the…
EPRS policy podcasts

Can sanctions stop Putin’s war?

The United States, the European Union, and a host of other countries (even Switzerland!) are hoping to stop Putin’s war on Ukraine by placing Russia under the most extreme sanctions package ever enacted on a…
Deep Dish Podcast

European green bonds: A standard for Europe, open to the world

Green bonds are committed to financing or re-financing investments, projects, expenditure or assets helping to address climate and environmental issues. Both governments and companies use them to finance the transition to a more sustainable and…
EPRS policy podcasts

Resilience of global supply chains: Challenges and solutions

The growing importance of global supply chains has fundamentally changed the way the global economy and goods manufacturing are organised. While trade conducted through global supply chains has fallen somewhat as a share of total…
EPRS policy podcasts

The AUKUS Pact, With Michael Fullilove

Michael Fullilove, executive director of the Lowy Institute in Sydney, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the trilateral security agreement that Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States signed in September 2021,…
The President's Inbox

The state of trade: the EU’s trade policy

"A conversation with Member of the European Parliament Bernd Lange on the European Union’s trade policy. Bruegel Director Guntram Wolff and Senior fellow Alicia García-Herrero welcome Bernd Lange MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's committee…
The Sound of Economics

Why are the UK and EU arguing over Northern Ireland?

When the UK left the European Union, both sides agreed that Northern Ireland would avoid a hard border with the Republic of Ireland, which is an EU member. Britain now wants a new deal, which…
THE INSIDE STORY PODCAST

Inside the Paris Climate Agreement

These days, with the world divided as it is, it’s hard to imagine more than 195 countries coming together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Yet that’s precisely what happened in 2015 with the Paris Climate…
The Negotiators

World Bank-IMF Meetings, Czech Elections Amid Pandora Papers Leak, and More

The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund hold their annual meetings, the Czech Republic holds closely watched elections in the wake of the Pandora Papers leak, and the Group of Twenty (G20) convenes…
The World Next Week

The subtext of France and Australia’s submarine deal

It was supposed to be an announcement of a pact, not the start of a foreign relations crisis between allies. But as Australia announced a new security partnership with the UK and the US, dubbed…
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