Croatia’s accession into the euro area

What are the implications of Croatia joining the euro area? For the first time in over ten years, the euro area has a new member. Croatia is the latest country to join the monetary union,…
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Assessing the State of the Union 2022

In this episode, we look at the State of the Union address delivered by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. On 14 September 2022 Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European…
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Re-revisiting the European Union’s energy crisis. Where did it all go wrong?

Europe’s energy system faces unprecedented physical and institutional stress. Jeromin Zettelmeyer sits down with Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann to discuss the causes of the problem, and what solutions could be offered. Simone and Georg…
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Securing the supply of semiconductors to Europe

An assessment of the EU Chips Act. Drawing lessons from the ongoing shortages in chip supply, the United States, China and the European Union are adopting industrial policies to secure semiconductor supply chains as well…
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An embargo on (most) Russian oil

European leaders have finally agreed on a Russian oil embargo. What are the implications? How long will it take to enforce and what should be the next steps? Bruegel’s Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by MEP…
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War in Ukraine: reflections on the economic consequences for Russia

"Sergei Guriev joins us to discuss how the Russian invasion of Ukraine will affect the economies of Russia and the world. In this episode of the Sound of Economics Live Maria Demertzis and Guntram Wolff…
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War in Ukraine: China-Russia relations

"A special episode of the Sound of Economics Live on China-Russia relations in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While most of the world condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine, China abstained, but…
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War in Ukraine: Macroeconomic implications for the EU

"A special episode of the Sound of Economics Live where we analyse the macroeconomic implications of the war in Ukraine. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU adopted a number of sanctions in an attempt…
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The Kremlin’s gas wars

"How can Europe protect itself from Russian blackmail? The European Union and other major economies have imposed swift, broad and devastating sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But given Europe’s energy dependence on…
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Europe’s recovery budget

"A conversation with Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Committee on Budgets Johan Van Overtveldt. Bruegel’s Director Guntram Wolff is joined by MEP Johan Van Overtveldt, Chair of Committee on Budgets in…
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Europe’s recovery budget

"A conversation with Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the Committee on Budgets Johan Van Overtveldt. Bruegel’s Director Guntram Wolff is joined by MEP Johan Van Overtveldt, Chair of Committee on Budgets in…
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Europe’s energy crisis

"Is Europe’s energy price surge here to stay? Since late 2021, European households’ gas and electricity bills have climbed to unprecedented levels. However, given the uncertainty of future Russian gas supplies and several other factors,…
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