Dear Sir, dear Madam,
What a year this has been. Europe and its global partners must still deal with huge economic and geopolitical challenges, coupled with the global climate crises and sustainability concerns. In the face of these rapidly evolving challenges, EconPol Europe‘s mission is to contribute to an evidence-based, eﬀective economic policy.
In our bi-monthly journal EconPol Forum, high-level experts discussed some of the most pressing economic issues of this year: How do sanctions work? How to reconstruct Ukraine? What should be the future design of the European Single Market? Why and how should we reform EU’s economic governance? How to make the green transition happen, and what is the role of green finance in greening the economy?
In our Policy Reports and Policy Briefs our experts evaluated, among other topics, the impact of trade policy scenarios for Europe’s economy, implications of debt-financed spending for public investment, the role of income support systems in times of crisis, as well as implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on defense spending in Europe. In addition, our EconPol Expert Opinions provided informed perspectives and comments from CESifo President Clemens Fuest and other experts on current economic policy issues.
Meanwhile, we had several inspiring EconPol Events and policy workshops in 2023. We started our season with a great policy panel in Munich: Bill Gates, Jutta Urpilainen, and Clemens Fuest were debating the future of the partnership between Europe and Africa. In our flagship event the EconPol Europe Annual Conference 2023 in Brussels, a top lineup of EU officials, business experts, and cutting-edge researchers discussed new challenges arising from geoeconomics for Europe’s future trade and energy policy.
We extend our warmest thanks to all of you for following EconPol Europe. We sincerely hope you will continue to be an active reader of our evidence-based policy pieces and benefit from all that EconPol offers. We wish you and your loved ones a peaceful holiday season and look forward to a positive year ahead for all.
Director EconPol Europe