The European Commission has announced to step up carbon emission reduction targets for 2030 and 2050. The new European Commission released plans for a European Green Deal and announced to propose a BCA mechanism for the EU. Implementation of an EU BCA, is not only politically contentious, but also rather complex from a legal perspective. This policy brief therefore focuses on issues of implementation.
Austria’s new coalition government, incorporating the conservative ÖVP and the Green Party, was sworn in on 7 January. Paul Schmidt writes that the two parties have so far expressed a desire to find working compromises between their competing priorities. However, the rest of Europe will be watching with interest to see if their partnership remains sustainable in the long-term.
Vor dem Hintergrund des 25-Jahre-Jubiläums des EU-Beitritts Österreichs analysiert der Autor des vorliegenden Policy Briefs die makroökonomische Entwicklung Österreichs, geht der Frage nach, ob die Vorteile die Nachteile einer EU–Mitgliedschaft überwiegen und wagt einen Blick in die Zukunft.