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  • Scientific paper
  • Leonor Coutinho, Andreas Kappeler, Alessandro Turrini, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

Insolvency Frameworks across the EU: Challenges after COVID-19

This paper provides an assessment framework for insolvency regimes in the EU with a view to inform economic surveillance, notably in the context of the European Semester and the MIP.

  • Scientific paper
  • Björn Döhring, Atanas Hristov, Anna Thum-Thysen , Cristiano Carvello, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

Reflections on the Role of Natural Capital for Economic Activity

This Discussion Paper reviews approaches to conceptualising the contribution of natural capital to economic processes, explores their empirical implementation and suggests next steps for the modelling of natural capital in production functions.

  • Scientific paper
  • Áron Kiss, Maria Chiara Morandini, Alessandro Turrini, Anneleen Vandeplas, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

Slack and Tightness: Making Sense of Post COVID-19 Labour Market Developments in the EU

The paper discusses post-COVID-19 labour market developments across the EU, notably on the simultaneous presence of elements of slack and indications of tightness over the course of 2021.

  • Scientific paper
  • Anneleen Vandeplas, Istvan Vanyolos, Mauro Vigani, Lukas Vogel, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

The Possible Implications of the Green Transition for the EU Labour Market

The green transition is set to accelerate over the next decade and trigger structural change in EU labour markets. The note provides descriptive evidence on regions and demographic groups expected to be most affected by shifts between sectors, firms and occupations, and discusses the policy...

  • Scientific paper
  • Simona Pojar, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

Environmental Assessments within Green Budgeting

This paper presents an overview of environmental assessment practices across EU Member States, covering both ex-ante impact assessments and ex-post evaluations.