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Financial Times, “The EU’s Future Hinges on Italy’s Recovery Fund Reforms”

“Yet in that quarter of a century, some Italian governments made reform efforts that were more intensive than those of many other EU countries. Except for during the past decade, a lack of investment was not the problem. Rather, the reason why these efforts achieved little boils down to the weakness of the rule of law and of political accountability in Italy. This sets the country apart from its eurozone peers and is Draghi’s biggest challenge.” So writes Andrea Lorenzo Capussela in the Financial Times and quotes the recent blogpost by Chief Economist Alessandro Leipold on the Forum on Why Italy is Crucial to the Recovery and Resilience Facility’s Success – and What the New Government Needs To Do.

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PaRR, “EC Chief Economist Says DMA Data Access Provisions Require Care – Lisbon Council”

In a new article, PaRR covers the High-Level Roundtable on Competition and Innovation: Why Europe Needs Dynamic Models in Digital Markets – and How Europe Can Build Them. It writes: “’We have to be careful as we move forward with things like interoperability and data access,’ Pierre Regibeau said during a Lisbon Council event (12 April) on innovation and the DMA. The position of chief economist is an independent role within the agency conferred on a rotating basis to an external expert.”

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MLex, “EU’s DMA Must Take Care Not to Disturb ‘Feedback Loop’ That Fuels Innovation, Régibeau Says”

MLex publishes an article on High-Level Roundtable on Competition and Innovation: Why Europe Needs Dynamic Models in Digital Markets – and How Europe Can Build Them. It writes “Pierre Régibeau was speaking in a webinar yesterday evening that addressed the question of whether the bloc’s proposed DMA could “disincentivise the core innovation that drives the economy forward.”[…]“There are a number of dimensions [of the DMA] that if badly managed, could adversely affect appropriability” Régibeau said, mentioning “interoperability, self-preferencing and data access” as examples.”

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Financial Times, “EU Considers Measures to Cushion Businesses from Coronavirus”

“Whatever It Takes”: Why Urgent Fiscal Policy Action is Key to Eurozone Success, a new policy brief by Chief Economist Alessandro Leipold, was quoted in an article by the Financial Times. It writes: “Alessandro Leipold, chief economist at the Lisbon Council think-tank, said a ‘whatever it takes’ approach was now needed on fiscal policy in the region. This meant the European Council embracing a ‘clearly supportive stance’, he said in a note.”

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All Work,”Which EU Countries are Best Prepared for the Future of Work?”

Allwork.Space, an online news publication devoted to the future of work since 2003, publishes an article on The 2019 Future of Work Index: How the World of Work is Changing – and How Policy Needs to Change with It, a Lisbon Council policy brief that examines how the workplace is changing and the way social policy needs to evolve along with it.

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