Analyses

Analyses

Analyses

Analyses

The Analyses section provides brief research notes relating to four main streams: social media, political visions, public opinion and policy focus.

Policy focus
8 May 2020

The crumbling of the dangerous idea? Austerity perceptions in the EU after the euro crisis

Among the many things of the pre-Corona world that seem to have aged faster since the eruption of the pandemic is the macroeconomic commitment to fiscal restraint. In the last weeks, many pundits have forecast the decline of this principle in light of the massive fiscal stimuli that the post-COVID recovery will require. Will this sequence of ‘emergency Keynesianism’ rapidly followed by austerity be repeated this time?

Policy focus
17 April 2020

Are we SURE? A critical assessment of the Commission’s proposal for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency

On 1 April, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced the proposal to create a new instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE), to allow for financial aid in the form of loans from the Union to those Member States which are facing sudden increases in public expenditure for the preservation of employment.

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