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October was a busy month of presentations for the MAPI Foundation’s economic team—my colleagues and I spoke at multiple industry events, a webinar, and a workshop for diplomats. In the coming weeks, Kris Bledowski will be traveling to Turin for a conference organized by Fiat Chrysler, the Italian...
Transatlantic Approaches to Supporting ManufacturingNeed to Know . . .Manufacturing matters because it’s productive, innovative, and supports national securityThe EU supports companies, sectors, and scientific research, and continues to value national championsThe U.S. emphasizes the gravitas of...
Need to Know . . .Philosophical disagreements within the ECB Executive Board are hampering forceful anti-deflationary policiesA third recession would pose dilemmas for monetary and fiscal policiesEurosceptic voices may cool enthusiasm for cooperation across the AtlanticEurope hits the news...
The EU went to the polls last Sunday to elect its members of European Parliament (MEPs). The traditional political split between the moderately conservative European People Party (EPP) and the moderately left-of-center Socialists and Democrats (S&D) has held. The two parties polled about 53% of...
If ever the European Union (EU) needed to dispel the adage that it is a significant global economic force that nonetheless lacks any geopolitical pull, the Ukraine crisis presented it with a golden opportunity. And yet again the EU proved—perhaps once and for all—that it can’t aspire to global...
To safeguard long-term stability and peace in Europe, the response to the Ukraine crisis must be forceful from both sides of the Atlantic. Let me put it in less diplomatic terms: the Ukraine quandary is a European one and so it ought to be solved with substantial involvement of the EU. Economic...
Need to Know . . . Multiple benchmarks have shown a relative decline in competitiveness and ease of doing business for most European countries The most competitive economies were least buffeted by the Great Recession, showing resilience and stability Among 29 European countries, only...
The sudden turnaround in the political turmoil in Ukraine now has the potential for a geopolitical game-changer. If the EU faces continued political turbulence on its border with Ukraine that involves Russia, this stands to have economic ramifications. Of course it’s difficult to make out the...
On January 1, Latvia will become the 18th country to join the European Monetary Union (Eurozone). The accession will beef up the region’s population by 0.6 percent and its GDP by 0.3 percent. A similar share will augment the Eurozone’s broad money stock. Latvia, the sixth poorest economy in the EU...
It is increasingly likely that the Eurozone will face a weak recovery and possible stagnation in the years ahead. Economic growth in the region slowed to 0.1 percent in the third quarter compared to the second quarter, a substantial deceleration from the 0.3 percent growth rate from the first to...

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