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Future is Blue: EuroInsights: economic lessons in 2023

Future is Blue: EuroInsights: Economic lessons in 2023

20 December 2023
Sander Tordoir, Senior Economist at the Centre for European Reform, together with Raymond Torres, Funcas Europe Director in conversation with Carlos Carnicero Urabayen, Future is Blue host analyse what are the key lessons learned for the EU economy in 2023.
The IMF should introduce a cap on its surging lending costs

The IMF should introduce a cap on its surging lending costs

18 October 2023
As the world’s finance ministers and central bankers gathered in Marrakech for the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund last week, they fretted that an already weak global economy might buckle further under ‘higher for longer’ interest rates.
De Nederlandse economie moet zich verder van de Duitse afwenden

De Nederlandse economie moet zich verder van de Duitse afwenden

02 October 2023
Economisch-Statistische Berichten
De Duitse economie stagneert en zal daar de komende jaren niet bovenop komen. Wat betekent dit voor het Nederlandse buitenlandse economische beleid?
Sander Tordoir

European Parliament: Public hearing on the new economic governance rules fit for the future

20 September 2023
At the European Parliament’s hearing on the reform of Europe’s fiscal framework, Sander Tordoir argued

Alemania necesita un nuevo modelo de crecimiento

Sander Tordoir, Shahin Vallée
02 August 2023
ES Global
Berlín debe modificar a fondo su estrategia de crecimiento, en lugar de aferrarse a un modelo fracasado de corporativismo industrial exportador.

EU fiscal rule reform has become a defensive fight

03 May 2023
The new EU fiscal rules proposed by the Commission will not slam public investment or exacerbate recessions in the immediate future, but they might haunt the eurozone in the long-term,

CER podcast: Berlin versus Brussels: The politics of EU fiscal rules

12 April 2023
In this week's episode of the CER podcast Sander Tordoir discusses the EU's fiscal rules.

It's Groundhog Day for EU fiscal rule reform

Sander Tordoir, Jasper van Dijk
30 March 2023
A desperately needed reform of the EU’s fiscal rules is finally underway.The current rules are too complicated — they impose unrealistic demands on some countries, and they lead to overspending in economic booms and austerity in recessions.

Euractiv: How safe are European banks?

23 March 2023
This week Sander Tordoir joinged the Beyond the Byline podcast to discuss the trouble in the financial markets, following the collapse of the US-based Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).

Hungary, Poland and the rule of law: Follow the money

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Sander Tordoir
21 February 2023
Since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine a year ago, economic sanctions have been at the forefront of EU policy making.

BBC World Business Report: New EU sanctions for Russia?

15 February 2023
Zach Meyers, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform BBC World Business report about the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia (from 2.00 mins).

L'UE peut-elle se permettre de maintenir les sanctions contre la Hongrie et à la Pologne ? Oui…mais ce n’est pas une raison pour le faire

12 February 2023
L'Union européenne a tenté à plusieurs reprises de faire pression sur la Pologne et la Hongrie pour qu'elles respectent l'État de droit.

En wéér is de eurozone niet voorbereid op een crisis

Sander Tordoir, Jasper van Dijk
20 December 2022
Het Financieele Dagblad
De crisisbestendigheid van de eurozone wordt keer op keer op de proef gesteld. Dit brengt ook risico's voor de Nederlandse economie met zich mee.
CER podcast: Will the EU unblock Hungary's funds?

CER podcast: Will the EU unblock Hungary's funds?

Camino Mortera-Martinez, Sander Tordoir
30 November 2022
Camino Mortera-Martínez and Sander Tordoir discuss the dispute between Hungary and the EU.

CER podcast: Will the Commission's fiscal rules plan work?

18 November 2022
In this week’s Centre for European Reform podcast, John Springford, our deputy director, and Sander Tordoir, senior economist at the CER, discuss the EU’s fiscal rules.

CER podcast: Is Brexit to blame for Britain's economic woes?

John Springford, Thomas Sampson, Rosie Giorgi
14 June 2022
In this week's CER podcast Rosie Giorgi spoke to economists John Springford and Thomas Sampson about how Brexit has impacted the UK economy.

CER podcast: Where will Macron now take France and Europe?

Charles Grant, Pascal Lamy, Christine Ockrent, Ben Haddad, Rosie Giorgi
11 May 2022
We discussed Macron's re-election and where French and EU policy was likely to be headed in his second term.

CER podcast: Do states need to use more economic coercion to drive climate action?

04 February 2022
The first of two episodes from our economics conference on the politics of climate change.