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Historical amnesia is undermining European democracy

Rubio, Diego, (2017), «Historical amnesia is undermining European democracy», LSE EUROPP, 3 Μαΐου Survey evidence suggests there is growing nostalgia toward former authoritarian regimes in a number of European countries. Diego Rubio writes that a degree of historical amnesia is now apparent in European societies, with those individuals who are too young to remember the authoritarian regimes of the past showing more openness toward the creation of authoritarian-like regimes today. …Read More

Italy Is Europe’s Next Big Problem

Giugliano, Ferdinando, (2017), «Italy Is Europe’s Next Big Problem», Bloomberg View, 2 Μαΐου Emmanuel Macron looks on course to become France’s new president, ending the threat of a euroskeptic at the Elysee. Even if Macron wins, though, it’ll be too soon to celebrate a new phase of stability in the euro zone. Across the Alps, an economic and political storm is brewing — and there’s no sign anyone can stop it. …Read More

How do Progressives Fight Back Against Populism?

Schmidt, Vivie, (2017), «How do Progressives Fight Back Against Populism?», Social Europe, 12 Απριλίου In recent years, the European Union has suffered through a cascading set of crises, including the Eurozone crisis, the refugee crisis, the security crisis, and Brexit. But rather than bringing the EU together, with concerted responses that would demonstrate its common values on its 60th anniversary, these crises have revealed cross cutting divisions among member states. …Read More

The European Art of the Deal

Harold, James, (2017), «The European Art of the Deal«, Project Syndicate, 5 Απριλίου It has been almost a decade since the 2008 financial crisis, and the confrontational politics that emerged in its aftermath remain ubiquitous in the West. But, despite similarities between the United States and the European Union, differences in how they address social, economic, and fiscal issues have recently been thrown into sharp relief. Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις Barber, Tony, …Read More

Europe’s Reform Opportunity

Van Rompuy, Herman, Emmanouilidis, Janis A., Zulegg. Fabian, (2017), «Europe’s Reform Opportunity», Project Syndicate, 6 Απριλίου The eurozone crisis is far less dangerous now than during its peak years of 2010-2013. Growth has picked up across the European Union, and five million jobs were created between 2014 and 2017. But the EU banking union remains incomplete, Greece and the Italian banking sector are facing challenges, and the aftershocks of the …Read More

Europe’s Other Populist Problem

Åslund, Anders, (2017), «Europe’s Other Populist Problem», Project Syndicate, 5 Απριλίου European voters, looking at Donald Trump’s chaotic presidency in the United States and the hard road ahead for a post-Brexit Britain, may be turning away from right-wing populists such as Marine Le Pen in France and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands. But if European governments are to keep their own populists at bay, they will need to implement the …Read More

Brexit Creates Window Of Opportunities For The EU

De Grauwe, Paul, (2017), «Brexit Creates Window Of Opportunities For The EU», Social Europe, 5 Απριλίου The British government has officially started the “divorce” procedure from the European Union. This procedure must be completed within two years. In April 2019 the UK will cease to be a member of the EU. Most divorces are painful affairs mainly because an agreement has to be found on who pays whom. The same …Read More

A Dramatic Comeback for Europe

Kaletsky, Anatole, (2017), «A Dramatic Comeback for Europe», Project Syndicate, 28 Μαρτίου The Dutch are famous for building dykes that hold back the tides and storms sweeping across the Atlantic. Have the Dutch now done it again, holding back the wave of populist politics that seemed to be threatening Europe after last year’s Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States? Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις Emmott, Bill, (2017), «Populism Versus …Read More

The EU at 60: Why there is hope the future will be brighter than many expect

Benedikter, Roland, Karolewski, Ireneusz Pawel, (2017), «The EU at 60: Why there is hope the future will be brighter than many expect», LSE EUROPP, 28 Μαρτίου The European Union is marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which was signed on 25 March 1957. But given the UK’s decision to leave the EU and rising scepticism in many European countries, is there a bleak future for the integration process? …Read More

The Gaps of Nations & The Rise of Far-Right Populism

Laboure, Marion, Braunstein, Juergen, (2017), «The Gaps of Nations & The Rise of Far-Right Populism», LSE Euro Crisis in the Press, 23 Μαρτίου The rise of populism in 2016 has several potential explanations. Some commentators explain the US presidential election outcome as well as the Brexit vote as a form of protest with socio-economic origins. The tectonic plates upon which the socio-economic order of OECD countries rests have started to …Read More

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