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Unemployment rates are forecast to decline further, to 6.7% this year and 6.5% in 2023 in the EU and to 7.3% and 7.0% in 2022 and 2023 respectively in the euro area.

Spring 2022 Economic Forecast: Russian invasion tests EU economic resilience

The outlook for the EU economy before the outbreak of the war was for a prolonged and robust expansion

Car makers are struggling to produce enough electric vehicles to meet demand.

Electric car supplies are running out. What does it mean for net-zero targets?

The road map to replacing old fashioned carbon emitting cars with electric vehicles is well developed – at least in theory

"Something is not true just because an NGO says it. Most of what they say about EU biofuels is false, misleading and damaging to EU climate, energy, and food security interests".

NGO biofuel claims are harming climate, energy and food security aims

Environmental NGOs have been quick to attack the green credentials of biofuels, with some calling for fuels from crops to be curtailed, but their criticism ignores objective evidence

The Future of the European Farming Model research shows structural trends in European agriculture showing a speeding up decline of the overall number of farms in the EU.

EU study: CAP support for ‘couch’ farmers negatively impacts farm communities

Common Agricultural Policy support for landowners not actively engaged in farming has indirectly negatively impacted farming communities, at the same time as the EU continues to haemorrhage farms at an alarming rate, a new EU study has found

Echoes of war in Germany According to the survey conducted by the Euroskopia agency for Politico in eight European countries (January 31st – February 13th), 82% of the German respondents condemned the Russian invasion.

Echoes of war in Germany and Greece

What are the dominant outlooks among the Russian-speaking communities of Germany and Greece on the war in Ukraine?

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Multi-stakeholder partnerships are essential to make net-zero transport a reality across the supply chain.

Analyses

Circular economy is key to accelerating net-zero transportation. Here’s how

Monday, May 16, 2022

As the penetration of electric vehicles increases so does the need for the infrastructure to support it

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"Russian aggression in Ukraine has fundamentally changed the context of EU neighbourhood policy. It prompted the three EU-associated countries – Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova – to submit their formal applications to join the club".

Europe

Eastern Europe’s experience can help EU’s future enlargement

Monday, May 16, 2022

As this year’s events have shown, hesitation about EU enlargement is short-sighted and potentially very dangerous. The bloc’s enlargement must be conceived of and executed as a geopolitical expansion

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Geothermal power plant located at Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland.

Europe

Heating neglected in EU plan to ditch Russian fossil fuels, industry says

Monday, May 16, 2022

The European Commission is due to table plans on Wednesday (18 May) to break free from Russian fossil fuels but, apart from a renewed push for heat pumps, there are major oversights when it comes to decarbonising heating and cooling

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"Industries are creating and storing ever-vaster amounts of data".

Analyses

How industrial data can help unleash productivity, innovation and sustainability

Monday, May 16, 2022

Industrial data is doubling roughly every two years. In 2021, industries created, captured, copied and consumed 74 zettabytes of data – by 2023 that is estimated to rise to 130 zettabytes

We instinctively see people with stronger self-control as more virtuous and more capable of realising good intentions.

Management

Not All Heroes Wear Capes. They May Just Have More Willpower

Monday, May 16, 2022

Just as good intentions mean little without the ability to realise them, all the impressive organisational capabilities in the world may generate little public goodwill unless they are thought to be deployed in the service of noble intentions

"Capital markets have a massive role to play in helping the world reach its net-zero goals".

Analyses

Purpose and practice: how capital markets can create a sustainable future

Monday, May 16, 2022

There are lessons we must learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the need for mutual trust, collaboration, and investments in societal resilience

"The prolongation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the dysfunctions in the production and distribution chains, the increase of prices in the energy sector and the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, with profound economic and social implications, will remain as some reference points for a very long time".

Europe

The European economies will take the real test of resilience at the end of 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

The economic and financial context we are going through is full of challenges, being marked by exceptional situations

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"When campaigning to leave the EU, the Brexiteers in the United Kingdom made huge claims about the benefits of getting out from under the bureaucratic yoke of Brussels".

World

Why Brexit Has Been Good for Ukraine

Monday, May 16, 2022

Russia’s war against Ukraine provided Boris Johnson with a unique opportunity to highlight Britain’s international leadership credentials

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A few companies have begun counting what happens when employees boot up computers at home, turn up gas furnaces and ignore the world’s most energy-efficient corporate campuses.

Business

Companies need to confront a new and rapidly emerging climate challenge: Home offices

Friday, May 13, 2022

Tech and financial companies leading efforts to cut climate changing emissions are finding a new challenge from remote work: the CO2 spewing out of home offices

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"The EU may not need a reimagined enlargement policy—the ingredients for a suitable one can be drawn from past experience and present debate—but it does need a renewed consensus on what its policy is".

Europe

Does the EU Need a New Enlargement Policy?

Friday, May 13, 2022

Ukraine’s membership bid has placed enlargement high on the EU’s agenda. The bloc must rethink the accession process to make it more effective while maintaining democratic and rule-of-law standards

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“If other categories have no obligation to collect their own materials and use them again for recycling purposes, then the math don’t work.”

Europe

New EU laws risk promoting ‘downcycling’ of plastic bottles, industry warns

Friday, May 13, 2022

European Commission plans to include mandatory recycled content targets for all plastics in a makeover of packaging laws expected this summer risk derailing attempts by plastic bottle manufacturers to reach closed loop recycling, the industry has warned

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"Close EU-Turkey cooperation in foreign and security policy vitally important".

Europe

Turkey Report: Persistently further from EU values and standards

Friday, May 13, 2022

Without clear and significant progress in EU-related reforms, Parliament cannot envisage resuming accession negotiations with Turkey, warn MEPs in a report adopted on Thursday

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EU Actually

Moving towards an ever-closer European Union?

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

The ‘Conference on the Future of Europe (please read: European Union!)’ has had his closing event. The purpose of the Conference was to engage citizens in a broad debate on the future of the EU

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EU study: CAP support for ‘couch’ farmers negatively impacts farm communities

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Common Agricultural Policy support for landowners not actively engaged in farming has indirectly negatively impacted farming communities, at the same time as the EU continues to haemorrhage farms at an alarming rate, a new EU study has found

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