EU 27 Blog


7th May 2020

Green Central Banking: Options for the ECB on Climate Change

This paper outlines several possible options for the ECB to be a major catalyst for climate action both through its monetary policy and regulatory decisions.
24th April 2020

Between Rhetoric and Action: German Leadership in the EU’s Economic Response

This briefing paper examines the evolution of the debate in Germany around the EU’s economic response to coronavirus and reflects on the challenges facing Germany in brokering a compromise between other EU leaders.
7th April 2020

What does COVID-19 mean for the MFF?

The COVID-19 outbreak has precipitated a global economic crisis, with the impact on Europe particularly acute. What does the the crisis mean for negotiations on the EU’s long-term budget?
7th April 2020

New Moves: Opening up EU Prospects for North Macedonia and Albania

On 25 March 2020, EU Member States reached a long-awaited agreement in favour of opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania.
2nd April 2020

A Strong Social Europe for a Just Transition

This briefing by Tony Brown examines the key initiatives put forward by the Commission to create a more inclusive, fairer and people-centered social policy, which leaves no one behind and to emphasize the social element in Europe’s social market economy. The briefing also assesses the significance of these proposals for Ireland. This paper is part of the Future of the EU27 Project, which is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.