Focus Europe: ÖGfE-Policy Briefs
ÖGfE-Policy Briefs provide short analyses leading to concise policy recommendations regarding current issues of European integration. Experts with different scientific backgrounds discuss today’s burning questions. In order to bridge the gap between academia and politics we provide decision makers with relevant background information. We publish both, German and English papers, depending on the author’s choice of language. The Policy Briefs are available as pdf documents.
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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.
This Policy Brief examines some of the most vexed issues in the awkward relationship between the UK and the Republic of Ireland, two countries which joined the European club together. Brexit means that these two are now destined to go separate ways with all the complications that brings.
For several years now, the number of antisemitic incidents in Europe has been rising dramatically. This policy brief analyzes challenges and actions and offers recommendations to the EU Member States how to effectively fight antisemitism.
This Policy Brief argues that the Brexit was an instance of dis-integration of the EU. It has great importance not only for Britain but also for the EU itself.
Voter turnout in the 2019 European Parliament election increased substantially over 2014 (+8%). These facts alone say nothing about whether citizens actually engaged with Europe in the run-up to election day. To shed light on this important aspect of citizen-level engagement this policy brief analyses the frequency and content of European topics in citizens’ political discussion.