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Forum · Issue 2 · 2023
Rethinking Resource Efficiency: Europe’s Transition to a Circular Economy

Forum · Issue 1 · 2023
Tackling the European Energy Crisis

Forum · Issue 6 · 2022
De-Globalisation – A New World Order?

Forum · Issue 5 · 2022
The Return of the Eurozone Crisis?

Myopic Governance

Governments need to work with networks and across borders to give real meaning to multi-level governance, writes Jan Zielonka. This is the best way to address challenges to democratic governance created by the digital revolution.

Strategic Autonomy
The EU’s Quest for Strategic Raw Materials

With demand for raw materials increasing and geopolitical tensions intensifying, the need for a regulatory framework, particularly for domestic mining and recycling, has become a precondition for the EU to achieve security of supply, write Edoardo Righetti and Vasileios Rizos.

The Silicon Valley Bank Run: Regulatory and Media Failure

The current situation, with some banks facing runs from uninsured depositors, is not at all comparable to the problems we saw in 2008-09, writes Dean Baker. Media reporting, which has frequently made this comparison, has played a major role in exacerbating the recent crisis.

Circular Economy
Critical Raw Material Supply

André Månberger explains how circular economy policies, including recycling, will relieve some pressure on primary metal extraction by increasing the diversity of the resource base. The article discusses how the circular economy can be leveraged to increase EU strategic autonomy and the potential for conflicting policy goals this may bring.

Energy crisis
The Tale of the German Gas Price Brake

Isabella M. Weber, Thore Beckmann and Jan-Erik Thie show that the gas price brake makes a critical contribution towards providing relief for households and alleviates cost pressure on firms while retaining incentives for consumers and businesses to save gas.

reconstructing Ukraine
What Can Ukraine Learn from Aufbau Ost?

Ulrich Blum uses Aufbau Ost (or reconstruction of the East) of the new German states as a structural model to estimate the possible costs of an Aufbau Ost 2.0 of Ukraine while taking institutional differences into account.

Quote of the Month

"Governance in its essence is about mastering time and space, and the current democratic institutions are poorly suited to meet this challenge because democratic governance is tied to nation-states defending the selfish interests of a given territory."

Jan Zielonka

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Global value chain participation in selected regions

The degree of integration of global value chains has declined since the global financial crisis. The decline has been much more significant for Germany, Europe’s exporting powerhouse, than for the US and China.