The annual report includes an overview of Bruegel’s research, governance and financial statements, and takes stock of Bruegel’s accomplishments and impact during 2017.
The year was a good one for the European economy; the EU created around 3.7 million jobs and growth numbers were revised upwards. Yet these positive indicators should not give rise to complacency. Inaction risks leaving a number of key challenges to the side – with possibly significant negative long-term side effects. Complacency now will narrow choices tomorrow.
Bruegel will continue to engage with these policy challenges, bringing evidence-based analysis that informs and explains with the aim of promoting outcomes that are sustainable and equitable.