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The Library contains a selection of publications about the crisis. The publications are classified into geographic and subject categories, as well as according to the type of publications. Access to some of these publications is free (typically opinion articles, policy papers and reports), while in some cases (usually scientific articles) access is restricted, for reasons outside the control of the Crisis Observatory. The Library does not contain a full catalogue of all publications concenring the crisis - this would be impossible - however, it does offer a substantial sample of texts; the criteria for their selection have been solid scientific methodology and representativeness, in terms of both subject focus and theoretical/political approaches.

Greece

Latest Turn in Greek Debt Crisis Is Kafkaesque: QuickTake Q&A

Dendrinou, Viktoria, Nikas, Sotiris, (2017), "Latest Turn in Greek Debt Crisis Is Kafkaesque: QuickTake Q&A", Bloomberg, 25 April Greece’s next dollop of bailout money is caught in an international dispute with no clear resolution. The heavily indebted Mediterranean nation needs the next installment of about 7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) to repay lenders in a few months, but some euro-area governments, notably Germany, refuse to supply more money until the International Monetary …Read More

Holding out for a better deal: Brinkmanship in the Greek bailout negotiations

Pitsoulis, Athanassios, Schwuchow, Soeren C., (2016), "Holding out for a better deal: Brinkmanship in the Greek bailout negotiations", European Journal of Political Economy, 9 September Greece and its creditors concluded negotiations over a third bailout by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 19 August 2015. The dominant view among most economic policy analysts and commentators seems to be that the actions of the Greek government in the months before the deal had …Read More

Greeks and Social Europe

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, (2016), "Greeks and Social Europe", EU Forum, 8 Ιουνίου In pre-crisis Greece, Social Europe used to mean a welcome invitation to make Greece’s living standards converge with those of the rest of the EU. It also meant a less welcome push to introduce into Greece labour market and pension reforms, which would alter a patronage-based divide between insiders and outsiders. European social policies, including active labor market policies …Read More

EU

Why Europe Still Needs Cash

Mersch, Yves, (2017), "Why Europe Still Needs Cash", Project Syndicate, 26 April Non-cash payment options have been proliferating in recent years. Credit cards, online transfers, and direct-debit payments are already well established. Now, smartphone-enabled digital-payment solutions and mobile wallets are also gaining ground. The emergence of potentially disruptive innovations like distributed ledger technologies indicate that further and possibly fundamental change may be on the horizon. Independent of these new and incipient …Read More

How do Progressives Fight Back Against Populism?

Schmidt, Vivie, (2017), "How do Progressives Fight Back Against Populism?", Social Europe, 12 April 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

How do Progressives Fight Back Against Populism?

Schmidt, Vivie, (2017), "How do Progressives Fight Back Against Populism?", Social Europe, 12 April 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