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Can Europe survive painlessly without Russian gas?

Can Europe survive painlessly without Russian gas?

Russia has historically been the European Union’s largest supplier of natural gas. After the 2006 and 2009 Russia-Ukraine-Europe gas disputes, followed by tensions in the wake of the 2013-14 Ukrainian crisis, the EU has sought to reduce its dependency on Russian...

Turkey’s economic struggles

Turkey’s annual inflation rate hit 36.1% in 2021, the highest in President Erdogan’s 19 years in power. In the meantime, the Lira has lost more than 40% of its value. Maria Demertzis sits down with Elina Ribakova, Deputy Chief Economist of the Institute of...

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs): the next chapter in crypto

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs): the next chapter in crypto

This opinion piece was originally published in Money Review section of Kathimerini and is forthcoming in the Cyprus Economics Society (also in Greek), Cyprus Mail and El Economista. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are the next hype in the crypto world. According to...

New model for growth in Europe

New model for growth in Europe

Read Maria Demertzis’ contribution to the European Economic and Social Committee info newsletter of January 2022 on priorities for the new year.

Make AI boring again

AI is fundamentally changing the economy, it has the power to improve workers’ experience if AI uptake is done well, or it can create new inequalities depending on workers’ educational level. Giuseppe Porcaro and Mario Mariniello are joined by Teemu Roos, AI expert...

Decarbonisation of the energy system

This Policy Contribution was written building upon a study prepared for the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), available here. Three quarters of the European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions stem from burning coal,...

Act fast together: Europe must come together to confront Omicron

Act fast together: Europe must come together to confront Omicron

Read the full opinion. A multi-disciplinary team of over 30 scientists from all across Europe have joined forces to issue a statement to address the wave of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. The statement was published in the renowned British Medical Journal (BMJ) on...

The euro comes of age

The euro comes of age

This opinion piece was originally published in Money Review section of Kathimerini and is forthcoming in Cyprus Economics Society, Cyprus Mail and El Economista. Anniversaries are always a good time to reflect. The euro celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its...