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Άποψη: Το νέο δόγμα της Ευρώπης θα αλλάξει όλα τα δεδομένα

Κοτόφωλος, Γιάννης, (2017), “Άποψη: Το νέο δόγμα της Ευρώπης θα αλλάξει όλα τα δεδομένα”, Καθημερινή, 20 Φεβρουαρίου ​​Ευρώπη των δύο ταχυτήτων φαίνεται ότι είναι πλέον μονόδρομος και ότι θα αρχίσει να υλοποιείται, ως σχέδιο πολιτικής, μετά τις γερμανικές εκλογές, το προσεχές φθινόπωρο. Το σενάριο δεν είναι καινούργιο, ανέβηκε όμως τώρα στην κορυφή της ατζέντας ως μα επείγουσα λύση που θα αναχαιτίσει τον κίνδυνο διάλυσης της Ευρώπης και θα προστατεύσει το …Read More

Europe in a new world order

Demertzis, Maria, Sapir, Andre, Wolff, Guntram B., (2017), “Europe in a new world order”, Bruegel, 17 Φεβρουαρίου In this paper the authors explore what the EU’s strategic reaction should be to US diminishing giant policies, and the EU’s role in a world of declining hegemony and shifting balances. Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις Kamkhaji, Jonathan C., Radaelli, Claudio M., (2016), “Crisis, learning and policy change in the European Union”, Journal of European Public Policy, 20 Απριλίου …Read More

Only Germans Love the Euro These Days

Paul, Jean-Michel, (2017), “Only Germans Love the Euro These Days”, BloombergView, 17 Φεβρουαρίου Political support for the single currency has been waning — especially in Germany’s two largest euro-zone trading partners. In both France and Italy, there is now a plurality of support for candidates who advocate a withdrawal from the euro, with pro-euro candidates gathering less than 30 percent in polls. Σχετικές Αναρτήσεις Merler, Sylvia, (2017), “Is Germany a currency …Read More

How to balance sovereignty and integration in a voluntary EU

Dabrowski, Marek, (2017), “How to balance sovereignty and integration in a voluntary EU”, Bruegel, 12 Ιανουαρίου The principle of voluntary membership is a central value of the EU project, but it is also a source of many of its problems. How can the member states address those problems in order to repair the EU’s integration architecture? The European Union and its institutions are often criticised for their supposed ineffectiveness, slowness …Read More

Ο μεγαλύτερος πολιτικός κίνδυνος του 2017 για την Ευρωζώνη είναι η Ιταλία

Schmieding, Holger, (2017), “Ο μεγαλύτερος πολιτικός κίνδυνος του 2017 για την Ευρωζώνη είναι η Ιταλία”, Καθημερινή, 11 Ιανουαρίου Μεταξύ των μελών της Ευρωζώνης, η Ιταλία προκαλεί τον μεγαλύτερο πολιτικό κίνδυνο για το 2017, γεγονός που μπορεί να αποσταθεροποιήσει την ήδη εύθραυστη οικονομία της. Από την εμφάνιση αλλά και την πτώση του πρώην πρωθυπουργού Μπερλουσκόνι, η Ιταλία δεν έχει πλέον κάποια δυνατή αλλά και αξιόπιστη κεντροδεξιά δύναμη που μπορεί να εμφανιστεί …Read More

What will drive political uncertainty in 2017?

Wolff, Guntram B., (2017), “What will drive political uncertainty in 2017?”, Bruegel, 3 Ιανουαρίου 2017 promises to be another challenging year for Europe’s liberal democracies. The EU is facing three, or even four, elections in major member states. The Netherlands, France, Germany and possibly also Italy will go to the polls. The results of all four elections are far from certain at this stage. Indeed, voting behaviour seems to have …Read More

The Abandonment of Progress

Pisani-Ferry, Jean, (2017), “The Abandonment of Progress”, Project Syndicate, 2 Ιανουαρίου Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan are remembered for the laissez-faire revolution they launched in the early 1980s. They campaigned and won on the promise that free-market capitalism would unleash growth and boost prosperity. In 2016, Nigel Farage, the then-leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) who masterminded Brexit, and US President-elect Donald Trump campaigned and won on a very …Read More

Will Europe Let Germany Lead?

Fratzscher, Marcel, (2016), “Will Europe Let Germany Lead?”, Project Syndicate, 27 Δεκεμβρίου The United Kingdom’s Brexit vote, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s referendum defeat and subsequent resignation, and Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States have created a power vacuum in the West, and in Europe. At a time when Europe needs to make important collective economic and foreign-policy decisions, domestic issues are preoccupying larger European Union member …Read More

The Crisis of Market Fundamentalism

Kaletsky, Anatole, (2016), “The Crisis of Market Fundamentalism”, Project Syndicate, 23 Δεκεμβρίου The biggest political surprise of 2016 was that everyone was so surprised. I certainly had no excuse to be caught unawares: soon after the 2008 crisis, I wrote a book suggesting that a collapse of confidence in political institutions would follow the economic collapse, with a lag of five years or so. We’ve seen this sequence before. The …Read More

Renzi’s referendum defeat is part of the legitimacy crisis plaguing left wing parties in Europe

Mugnai, Iacopo, (2016), “Renzi’s referendum defeat is part of the legitimacy crisis plaguing left wing parties in Europe”, LSE EUROPP blog, 12 Δεκεμβρίου The rejection of Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reform occurred in the context of a highly personalised referendum, hinting at a wider rebuff of his policies. Iacopo Mugnai argues that the outcome of the referendum was not a victory for the populists, but a defeat of an electoral machine …Read More