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   Collaborative Economy: Market Design and Basic Regulatory Principles
Bruegel - Publications
16-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/collaborative-economy-market-design-and-basic-regulatory-principles/

Despite the efficiencies and benefits associated with the collaborative economy, there are concerns about how it can be properly regulated. The difference in regulatory regimes for online and offline services can lead in some cases to situations of unfair market competition. ....
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   Director’s Cut: EU risks US tariff pain in standing by the WTO
Bruegel - Publications
18-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/directors-cut-eu-risks-us-tariff-pain-in-standing-by-the-wto/

As global trade war continues to unfold, Bruegel director Guntram Wolff is joined for this Director's Cut of 'The Sound of Economics' podcast by Bernd Lange MEP, chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA), to discuss Europe's options. ....
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   Developing the EU long term climate strategy
Bruegel - Publications
18-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/developing-the-eu-long-term-climate-strategy/

To ensure that EU climate policy is in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, and takes into account substantial recent shifts in the technical and political framework, the EU needs a new long-term climate strategy that will supersede the 2050 Roadmap that was issued in 2011.....
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   The impact of industrial robots on EU employment and wages: A local labour market approach
Bruegel - Publications
18-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/the-impact-of-industrial-robots-on-eu-employment-and-wages-a-local-labour-market-approach/

In theory, robots can directly displace workers from performing specific tasks (displacement effect). But they can also expand labour demand through the efficiencies they bring to industrial production (productivity effect). This working paper adopts the local labour market equilibrium approach deve....
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   The debate on euro-area reform
Bruegel - Blogs
16-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/the-debate-on-euro-area-reform/

A paper jointly written by 14 French and German economists set off a debate about the reform of euro-area macroeconomic governance. We review economists’ opinions about it. ....
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   Building a stable european deposit insurance scheme
Bruegel - Blogs
19-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/building-a-stable-european-deposit-insurance-scheme/

Deposit insurance, like any insurance scheme, raises moral hazard concerns. Such concerns arising from European deposit insurance can be alleviated through a country-specific component in the risk-based premium for deposit insurance and limits on sovereign bond exposures on bank balance sheets. This....
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   Global income inequality is declining – largely thanks to China and India
Bruegel - Blogs
19-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/global-income-inequality-is-declining-largely-thanks-to-china-and-india/

Income inequality among citizens of 146 continues to fall, though at a somewhat reduced pace, according to the updated Bruegel dataset. Income convergence of China and India accounts for the bulk of the decline in global income inequality from 1988-2015.....
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   Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area
EuroStat - Statistics Release
18-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8811306/4-18042018-BP-EN.pdf/6222892c-a87e-4184-a9ec-e5d81680b326

In February 2018 compared with January 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.8% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2018, production in construct....
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   Annual inflation up to 1.3% in the euro area
EuroStat - Statistics Release
18-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8811291/2-18042018-AP-EN.pdf/53d481cc-41d8-4a02-ae2f-8a1a25f684f4

Euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in March 2018, up from 1.1% in February. A year earlier, the rate was 1.5%. European Union annual inflation was 1.5% in March 2018, up from 1.4% in February. A year earlier the rate was 1.6%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of ....
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   EU Member States granted protection to more than half a million asylum seekers in 2017
EuroStat - Statistics Release
19-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8817675/3-19042018-AP-EN.pdf/748e8fae-2cfb-4e75-a388-f06f6ce8ff58

The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 538 000 asylum seekers in 2017, down by almost 25% from 2016. In addition to these, the EU Member States received nearly 24 000 resettled refugees.....
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   Employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the EU reached a new peak at 72.2% in 2017
EuroStat - Statistics Release
20-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8818246/3-20042018-AP-EN.pdf/c4d4085d-7e32-438b-bc44-61eca9a6998b

In 2017, the employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the European Union (EU) stood at 72.2%, up compared with 2016 (71.1%). The Europe 2020 strategy target is to reach a total employment rate for people aged 20 to 64 of at least 75% in the EU by 2020. This objective has been translated into diffe....
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   Addressing Europe’s failure to clean up the transport sector
Bruegel - Publications
9-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/addressing-europes-failure-to-clean-up-the-transport-sector/

The European Union has the long-term vision to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050 compared to 1990 and it adopted in 2014 a binding 40 percent emissions reduction target to be achieved by 2030. Transport is therefore set to become the main obstacle to the achievement of the....
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   Are European firms falling behind in the global corporate research race?
Bruegel - Publications
12-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/are-european-firms-falling-behind-in-the-global-corporate-research-race/

The author looks at how concentrated corporate R&D is in Europe, compared with sales and employment. The US and China are more likely to produce new R&D leaders that take over some of the top positions from incumbent R&D leaders. How is the EU coping with technology shifts and creatin....
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   Latvia’s money laundering scandal
Bruegel - Blogs
9-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/latvias-money-laundering-scandal/

Latvia’s third largest bank ABLV sought emergency liquidity from the ECB and eventually voted to start a process of voluntary liquidation, after being accused by US authorities of large-scale money laundering and having failed to produce a survival plan. What does it mean for the ECB?....
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   What Are the Targets in the US–China Trade War?
Bruegel - Blogs
10-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/what-are-the-targets-in-the-u-s-china-trade-war/

Following the US announcement of new, high tariffs on imports, China is answering the Trump administration by applying its own series of tariffs. In this article, the author identifies the list of products that each country will be targeting, going beyond purely trade issues as each attempts to weak....
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   US Tariffs Aim to Contain China’s Technological Rise
Bruegel - Blogs
10-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/u-s-tariffs-aim-to-contain-chinas-technological-rise/

While tension increases with each of the imports listed under the new tariffs, it now seems clear that the US are trying to slow down China's technological advances. Though such a protectionist attitude represents an obstacle, China should consider it an opportunity to strengthen relations with its ....
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   The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: Time for a reset
Bruegel - Blogs
11-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/the-european-globalisation-adjustment-fund-time-for-a-reset/

It is only in the last decade that the EU has had an active policy to reintegrate workers who lost their jobs as a result of globalisation, through the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). In this blog, the authors assess the performance of the Fund and make three recommendations to improve....
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   State aid and tax rulings: Clarifying the European Commission’s approach
Bruegel - Blogs
12-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/state-aid-and-tax-rulings-clarifying-the-european-commissions-approach/

State aid is considered illegal under EU law. However, more clarity over the main characteristics of tax measures that can constitute state aid is needed when we look at the way the European Commission is dealing with specific cases.....
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   Free trade in Africa: An important goal but not easy to achieve
Bruegel - Blogs
13-Apr-2018
http://bruegel.org/2018/04/free-trade-in-africa-an-important-goal-but-not-easy-to-achieve/

The signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and the Kigali Declaration may signal a new push towards economic integration on the African continent. However, it remains to be seen how many more countries sign up, how successfully 'phase two' is implemented later this year, and whether....
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   Hourly labour costs ranged from €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member States in 2017
EuroStat - Statistics Release
9-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8791188/3-09042018-BP-EN.pdf/e4e0dcfe-9019-4c74-a437-3592aa460623

In 2017, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €26.8 in the European Union (EU) and €30.3 in the euro area. However, this average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs....
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   EU Member States granted citizenship to almost 1 million persons in 2016
EuroStat - Statistics Release
9-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8791096/3-09042018-AP-EN.pdf/658455fa-c5b1-4583-9f98-ec3f0f3ec5f9

In 2016, around 995 000 persons acquired citizenship of a Member State of the European Union (EU), up from 841 000 in 2015 and 889 000 in 2014. Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2016, 12% were former citizens of another EU Member State, while ....
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   EU28 current account surplus €63.5 bn
EuroStat - Statistics Release
10-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8796062/2-10042018-AP-EN.pdf/ce620883-bd2a-41c4-a83e-a7e3fbea1aec

The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €63.5 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2017, down from a surplus of €67.4 billion (1.8% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2017 and from a surplus of €64.4 billion (1.7% of GDP) in the four....
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   House prices up by 4.2% in the euro area
EuroStat - Statistics Release
11-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8803917/2-11042018-AP-EN.pdf/05686cc0-87f7-48b7-8c02-a13f8ce3ed40

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.2% in the euro area and by 4.5% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.....
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   Industrial production down by 0.8% in euro area
EuroStat - Statistics Release
12-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8802345/4-12042018-AP-EN.pdf/787559bf-9d9c-48a4-945d-d5af2a524d1b

In February 2018 compared with January 2018, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2018, industrial production fell by 0.6% in the euro are....
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   Euro area international trade in goods surplus €25.4 bn
EuroStat - Statistics Release
13-Apr-2018
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8807853/6-13042018-AP-EN.pdf/ad3c1286-1083-4a53-89c3-715c03fd307b

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2017 was €180.7 billion, an increase of 1.0% compared with December 2016 (€179.0 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €155.3 bn, a rise of 2.5% compared with December 2016 (€151.4 bn). A....
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