Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine is clearly noticeable in many ways throughout Europe. The strongest impact (apart from the horrors of the war in Ukraine itself) is on energy. Germany, for example, triggered the "alarm stage" of its emergency gas plan this week in response to falling Russian supplies. "We must not fool ourselves: … Continue reading Energy problems? We will solve them!
Category: Good Morning Europe
Is it legitimate to force young people to serve?
Is it legitimate to force young people to serve? Economics has found quite a good answer to this question.
On the right track: How the EU is cutting back CO2 emissions
Achieving the EU's climate goals is mainly a success story. Here is why.
Why is the EU bad at military defence?
Over the past decade, the US, Russia and China significantly increased their defence budgets. / Source: European Commission If it is true that the European Union is a common living space, who would defend that habitat if attacked? A European Union army would be the obvious answer. But there is no such army. There are essentially … Continue reading Why is the EU bad at military defence?
Will Northern Ireland rejoin the EU?
Northern Ireland on Apple maps Northern Ireland is the smallest of the four components of the United Kingdom (the others are England, Wales and Scotland). It just accounts for 2.9 per cent (1.9 million) of the UK's population (67 million) and for 2.2 per cent of the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP). But Northern Ireland … Continue reading Will Northern Ireland rejoin the EU?
The logic of sanctions – or: Why gas pipelines won’t decide the Ukraine conflict
Sanctions are a good way to prevent war. But in the current Ukraine-Russia conflict, Europe has a problem.
Should nuclear power and gas be classified as green energies? There is a better way
🇪🇺 With an efficient EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) there is no need to label nuclear and gas as “green” investments.
Don’t set the price, set the rules! Why higher taxes on meat and milk aren’t a good idea
🇩🇪 How to improve animal welfare and product quality? In no case by increasing taxes.
A better plan: How to spend the money from the EU’s recovery plan
🇪🇺 The European Union is allowed to spend 720 billion euros. The problem: The wrong people decide for what.
What will it cost to save the climate?
🇪🇺 Richard S. J. Tol has some good reasons why the implementation of climate policy should be cost-effective.