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A Multispeed Europe Will Be Hard to Pull Off

Bershidsky, Leonid, (2017), «A Multispeed Europe Will Be Hard to Pull Off», BloombergView, 10 Μαρτίου The  European Council, which includes leaders of EU member states, normally issues a consensus document at the end of each meeting. On Thursday, it failed to do so because one member — Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo — refused to approve it. The spat tells us something about the rocky future of a multispeed Europe. Σχετικές …Read More

White Paper on the future of Europe: Avenues for unity for the EU at 27

European Commission, (2017), «White Paper on the future of Europe: Avenues for unity for the EU at 27», 1 Μαρτίου As we prepare to mark the 60th anniversary of the EU, we look back on a peace spanning seven decades and on an enlarged Union of 500 million citizens living in freedom in one of the world’s most prosperous economies. At the same time, the EU has to look forward …Read More

Regroup and Reform: Ideas for a more responsive and effective European Union

CEPS Task Force, (2017), «Regroup and Reform: Ideas for a more responsive and effective European Union», CEPS Series: Task Force Report, Φεβρουάριος The report offers concrete recommendations for how the Union can show added value to European citizens in the areas of security and justice, socio-economics and monetary policy – recommendations that will help reform the workings of the Union and ensure that it is worthy of the continuing confidence of its …Read More

European integration and populism: Addressing Dahrendorf’s quandary

Buti, Marco, Pichelmann, Karl, (2017), «European integration and populism: Addressing Dahrendorf’s quandary», VoxEu, 22 Φεβρουαρίου With its current competences lacking the ability to address distribution effects, the EU is seen as an agent of globalisation rather than a response to it.  At the same time, it is charged with undermining national autonomy, identity, and control. This column sets out five guiding principles for policy articulation at the EU level for …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

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

How to solve Europe’s three biggest problems

David Folkerts-Landau (ed.), (2016), «How to solve Europe’s three biggest problems», Konzept – Deutsche Bank Research, Ιούνιος In this issue we tackle three of the most intractable problems facing Europe today: moribund economic growth, the refugee crisis and a banking sector that struggles to satisfy anyone even eight years after the financial crisis. Our three feature articles show that credible solutions exist provided that governments, policymakers, investors as well as the …Read More

The US sneezes and the Eurozone catches a cold: The Eurozone has been infected by the US slowdown

Caruso, Alberto, Hasenzagl, Thomas, Pellegrino, Filippo, Reichlin, Lucrezia, (2016), «The US sneezes and the Eurozone catches a cold: The Eurozone has been infected by the US slowdown», Voxeu, 22 Φεβρουαρίου Recent data releases related to the Eurozone have been disappointing. This column argues that momentum from the long-delayed 2014-15 recovery is faltering because the Eurozone economy is affected, with a lag, by the US slowdown. The traditional, lagged relationship between the EZ and US business cycles – …Read More

The case for growth-indexed bonds in advanced economies today

Blanchard, Olivier, Mauro, Paolo, Acalin, Julien, (2016), «The case for growth-indexed bonds in advanced economies today», Voxeu, 16 Φεβρουαρίου One of the legacies of the Global Crisis is a high ratio of public debt to GDP. While current levels may be sustainable, another series of bad shocks could easily tip the balance and lead to unsustainable debt ratios. This column argues that against this background, growth-indexed bonds can help. By decreasing …Read More