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75 percent support temporary suspension of deficit rules – 39 percent say cohesion within the EU will weaken
58 percent of Austrians see Brexit with regret, 8 percent welcome it.
In the field of monetary policy, the discussion of rules versus flexibility has already played a big role in European politics. In an upcoming “policy review,” this discussion may be highly relevant with regard to the inclusion or exclusion of monetary policy approaches and thus the degree of policy effectiveness. Against this background, this policy brief discusses the question “rules versus flexibility” with regard to some basic problems of monetary policy.
How to implement a WTO-compatible full border carbon adjustment as an important part of the European Green Deal
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.