• Are we moving forward? – A new-generation of trade agreements for the EU

    Are we moving forward? – A new-generation of trade agreements for the EU0

    A reform of trade and investment agreements has been undergoing over the past ten years. While these agreements used to focus solely on facilitating the movement of goods and capitals, their scope is wider today and covers contemporary issues. The European trade policy also evolved and gave birth to a new-generation of free-trade agreements such as the ones concluded with Singapore, Canada or Vietnam. Several factors drove this wave of reform towards a more comprehensive approach to trade and should lead to further improvements.

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  • Basel 4 and European banks, are we safer now?

    Basel 4 and European banks, are we safer now?0

    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has recently agreed on a new set of rules with more restrictive requirements for the banking sector. These provisions will force European banks to converge to standardised risk-weighting of their assets by 2027 and should create better harmonisation of international capital requirements.

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  • Beware: Nobody wants to be lonely

    Beware: Nobody wants to be lonely0

    Ageing in Europe comes with more profound side effects than uncertain budgets and welfare state spending do. One of them is old age loneliness that exacerbates one’s health and social integration. Parallel to designing a policy framework on a communal level to combat loneliness, one should rightfully consider approaching the issue from an every-day, personal angle.

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