Where did the vaccine strategy go wrong?

“We have to open our mind, we have to look internationally. Because if we don’t, COVID-19 is going to stay with us.” One year since the pandemic began, widespread vaccination has finally started. It would…
The Sound of Economics

Special episode: After inauguration, what’s next for the US?

Donald Trump is leaving office today as Joseph Biden assumes the presidency and command over a deeply divided nation. But the transfer of power is taking place under military presence as scores of National Guard…
THE TAKE

Regulating digital gatekeepers: Background on the future digital markets act

The EU has unveiled an ambitious plan to regulate online platforms, and the European Commission is proposing to introduce ex ante regulation to ensure that markets characterised by large platforms acting as digital gatekeepers remain…
Climate Solutions

What the geopolitics of the EU-China Deal mean for Biden

You may have missed it, but at the end of 2020, the European Union and China solidified an investment deal that will open EU access to China’s markets while raising China’s global profile. Former US…
Deep Dish Podcast

The future UK-EU relationship

In the first CER podcast of 2021, CER Clara Marina O'Donnell fellow Katherine Pye speaks to the CER's director Charles Grant, senior research fellow and trade expert Sam Lowe and RUSI chair David Lidington. They…
Centre for European Reform

Britain after Brexit: What’s its role in the world?

The Brexit transition period has ended and a new trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union is in effect. British PM Boris Johnson hailed “the dawn of a new era” saying it…
The Real Story

The geopolitics of money

In this episode of the Sound of Economics, Paola Subacchi, Professor of international economics and chair of the advisory board of the Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary University of London, and Bruegel senior scholars…
The Sound of Economics

The new EU digital regulations: Explained

Bruegel's experts walk you through all the details of the EU's Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act. In this episode of the Sound of Economics, Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by Maria Demertzis, J. Scott…
The Sound of Economics

The German Constitutional Court: A Threat to European Unity?

Germany’s Constitutional Court has long been a powerful actor within the German political system. Recent decisions of the Court, however, indicate its increasing willingness to flex its muscles in European politics too. The German Court’s…
Hertie School

Episode 10: Understanding Carbon Pricing

In the latest episode of the Climate Briefing, the team explore the concept of carbon pricing, a set of mechanisms which incentivise businesses and consumers to reduce their carbon emissions. Could these tactics play a…
Chatham House

The political economy of climate transition

Is the green deal a strategy for growth or simply a reallocation mechanism? Climate transition is hotly debated in EU circles as it impacts all areas of policy: from the ambitious climate targets set by…
The Sound of Economics