The African Continental Free Trade Area could transform regional growth, with key focus on three policy dimensions, argue research fellows Sonali Chowdhry, Martina F. Ferracane and Rohit Ticku (Robert Schuman Centre). These dimensions are non-tariff barriers, the digital economy and improved government procurement policies.
European policymakers will face four major challenges in 2023: stagflation and market fragmentation, and the green and digital transitions (in the face of the US Inflation Reduction Act). In this post, Marco Buti (European Commission) and Marcello Messori (Luiss) argue that increasing the supply of strategic European public goods is key to addressing these challenges.
The Commission’s proposed European Media Freedom Act is a major step towards protecting information as a public good. Danielle Borges and Roberta Carlini, of the EUI’s Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, explain the Act’s key tools for counteracting market concentration and non-transparency.
With the proposed European Media Freedom Act, the Commission pushes EU competence boundaries into a traditionally national domain. Iva Nenadić and Elda Brogi of the EUI’s Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom explain how this legislation came to be and what it means for media freedom and pluralism.