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Energy 26-08-2014

Energy Community reform: What will the EU push for?

Ahead of the ministerial meeting in the Western Balkans on the EU energy reform, Dragana Mileusnic calls for the adoption and the implementation of the new energy rules as soon as possible. A clear and speedy EU message will benefit not only the people but it will also ensure security of energy supply in the whole region.
Development Policy 25-08-2010

Taking August seriously

The holiday season should still bring about some serious policy thinking, writes University of Oxford Chancellor Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong and a former EU commissioner for external affairs.
Climate change 24-08-2010

Our summer of extremes

Recent spates of extreme weather should be attributed to climate change, according to Stefan Rahmstorf, Professor of Physics of the Oceans at Potsdam University and Department Head for Climate Impact Research at the Potsdam Institute.
Climate change 16-08-2010

Who’s afraid of climate change?

Warnings about the effects of climate change often amount to mere scaremongering, writes author Bjørn Lomborg, head of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre and adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School.
Enlargement 02-10-2002

Floods: economic and budgetary implications

Floods: economic and budgetary implications The floods, which devastated the Czech Republic last August, had an impact on all sectors of the economy. The estimated damage could reach Kc100bn, i.e. 4% of the GDP, according to government’s estimates. The consequences...
Euro & Finance 06-09-2002

High floods – lasting economic impact?

High floods – lasting economic impact?The devastating floods caused significant damage (estimated at EUR 10 billion) in eastern Germany and a delay of tax cuts. However, the macroeconomic impact on German GDP growth, inflation and budget deficits is likely to...