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Can the EU hold back the great tech decoupling?

Can the EU hold back the great tech decoupling?

10 June 2024
Encompass
The US has been far more aggressive than the EU in constraining China. US leaders talk about having a “small yard with a high fence” with restrictions on trade and investment only in areas sensitive to national security.
Chinese exports threaten Europe even more than the US

Chinese exports threaten Europe even more than the US

07 June 2024
Politico
Biden is right to heed working class voters in Pennsylvania. The Continent, which has even more to lose from a second China shock, better start listening to its workers too.
It’s up to the EU to hold back the great tech decoupling

It's up to the EU to hold back the great tech decoupling

03 May 2024
EurActiv
EU countries can no longer ignore growing pressure from countries seeking a tougher line on China, nor can they ignore China’s efforts to replace Western firms in high-tech supply chains.
CER Podcast: Unpacking Europe: Evaluating Enrico Letta’s report on the single market

CER Podcast: Unpacking Europe: Evaluating Enrico Letta’s report on the single market

24 April 2024
Aslak Berg and Zach Meyers discuss Enrico Letta's report.
Zach Meyers

ANC Digital: EU leaders to discuss how to boost growth, compete with US, China during special summit

17 April 2024
"To make progress in these areas [EU growth], you really need member-states prepared to make compromises, including to give up some of their own national sovereignty over these particular areas," said Zach Meyers, assistant director, CER. 
Why do Britain's goods and services exports appear to be holding up?

Why do Britain's goods and services exports appear to be holding up?

08 March 2024
Encompass
On the face of it, UK exports have been surprisingly robust after Brexit. Goods exports to the EU have tracked those to the rest of the world, despite new trade barriers being imposed on the former but not on the latter.

Will Europe's DMA promote gatekeeper competition?

06 March 2024
(CEPA) The Center for European Policy Analysis
The Digital Markets Act aims to level tech’s uneven playing field. This goal requires not just reining in the largest tech companies but encouraging them to compete against each other.

Interviu Aslak Berg / Nu e deglobalizare: superputerile lumii își reașează piesele pe tablă

04 March 2024
CRONICILE Curs de Guvernare
Ceea ce unii numesc deglobalizare nu reprezintă altceva decât intrarea comerțului global într-o nouă eră, care să răspundă provocărilor lumii multipolare în care trăim – spune cercetătorul Aslak Berg
Zach Meyers

The World: European Union fines Apple $2 billion in antitrust case

04 March 2024
On Monday, the European Union sent a message to Apple and other tech giants: We will ensure compliance with our regulations. It followed a massive $2 billion antitrust fine for Apple. The EU had accused the tech giant of anti-competitive practices toward rival music applications on its products.
Host Carolyn Beeler...
Alemania debe tomarse más en serio la desvinculación de la UE de China

Alemania debe tomarse más en serio la desvinculación de la UE de China

Sander Tordoir, Sebastian de Quant, Shahin Vallée
30 January 2024
El Pais
La considerable ventaja de Donald Trump en las encuestas sobre el presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, es un presagio de dolor económico para Europa, sobre todo para la mayor economía del continente.
Europa ist auf Trump nicht vorbereitet

Europa ist auf Trump nicht vorbereitet

Sander Tordoir, Shahin Vallee, Sebastian de Quant
23 January 2024
Die Zeit
Exportabhängigkeit und Handelsüberschuss: Die Probleme zwischen der EU und China sind schon groß genug. Trump könnte die europäische Wirtschaft in die Krise stürzen.
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.
Ignore the nay-sayers: Brussels will continue to rule the tech world

Ignore the nay-sayers: Brussels will continue to rule the tech world

13 December 2023
Encompass
Europe is caught between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, it is determined to lead the world in setting high standards – in areas like the environment and trustworthy technology.
CER Podcast: What does AI mean for Europe?

CER Podcast: What does AI mean for Europe?

Zach Meyers, Kai Zenner
24 November 2023
Zach Meyers and Kai Zenner discuss Artificial Intelligence.

Future is Blue: Trade wars on wheels? The Commission investigates Chinese electric cars

26 October 2023
Sander Tordoir, Senior Economist at the Centre for European Reform, shares great insights about the Commission investigation into Chinese state subsidies affecting cars imported to Europe. 
Designing a US-EU industrial and trade policy

Designing a US-EU industrial and trade policy

Zach Meyers, Erik Brattberg, Frances Burwell, Jörn Fleck, Charles Lichfield, James Batchik and Emma Nix
18 October 2023
Atlantic Council
Washington and Brussels under the Joe Biden–Ursula von der Leyen presidencies have developed a strong working relationship on trade and industrial policy issues.
Breton’s megaphone enforcement is no way to tackle disinformation

Breton's megaphone enforcement is no way to tackle disinformation

17 October 2023
EurActiv
EU Commissioner Thierry Breton is taking an aggressive public approach to social media platforms’ failure to tackle disinformation about the Israel-Hamas conflict.

The CMA's hardball approach to the Microsoft deal paid off - but EU gamers will be left out

24 August 2023
City AM
A deal with the UK competition watchdog could mean British gamers have more choice than their European counterparts.

CER podcast: The politics of China-US-EU trade: Pulling up the drawbridge?

29 June 2023
In this week's episode of the CER podcast Sander Tordoir, John Springford and Brad Setser discuss green tech industrial policy and ‘de-risking’ trade with China.

Letter: UK watchdog's tough stance on Big Tech should reassure MPs

12 June 2023
Financial Times
David Parker (Opinion, May 30) argues that if the UK Competition and Markets Authority stops big tech firms buying start-ups, entrepreneurs will avoid the UK.

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