the eco debates of September 17


Every Saturday, two economists discuss topics that mark economic and social news.

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Emmanuel Cugny receives Nathalie Chusseau, professor of economics at the University of Lille, and Patrice Geoffrey, member of the Circle of Economists, Director of the Center for Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials, to comment on economic news.

Can the European energy bet hold?

On Wednesday 14 September, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her State of the Union address. Mid-term speech largely devoted to Ukraine and its consequences on our energy policy. Constitution of strategic reserves of raw materials to avoid supply disruptions; creation of a European Energy Bank… Welcome to the next world!

Elections in Sweden and Italy: what economic impact?

Two European countries are preparing to change governments with a strengthening of the far right: Sweden and Italy. In Sweden, the election was marked by the new breakthrough of the anti-immigration party. In Italy, the general elections will take place on Sunday 25 september. Elections legislative elections caused by the fall of the Draghi government at the end of July, dropped by the right wing of its majority. The party extreme right Fratelli dItaly is the big favorite in this election. This prospect comes on top of a very complicated economic situation for Italy.

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