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25.06.2018
Europe’s problem is not (just) Germany

Germany should not be criticised for pushing other EU countries to stick to agreed rules and reforms. However, it should also be prepared to do so as well.

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22.06.2018
The troubling transformation of the EU

In its quest for competitiveness, the EU is becoming an increasingly coercive system, controlling members through a myriad of rules and mechanisms.

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27.02.2018
Italy’s elections: what do they mean for Europe?

Distinguishing between drama and reality is key to understanding an Italian election that lacks substance on all sides when it comes to Europe.

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16.02.2018
Tax havens must be closed, but not for the reasons you think

It’s not just about the tax havens, the state can do better than blaming tax evasion for poor public services.

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29.11.2017
The Reforms that Europe Doesn’t Need

European progressives must prevent Macron and others’ efforts to increase the extent of the EU’s fiscal union, as these will only make Europe more undemocratic and neoliberal.

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22.09.2016
Why Joseph Stiglitz is Wrong

Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, has come out with a new book, The Euro : How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe. In recent weeks, Stiglitz has appeared in several features in the press (see especially here in the Financial Times or here in the Guardian), […]

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01.07.2016
Engine Breakdown or Power Shortage? How the Franco-German Engine Is No Longer Driving Europe

Since the outset, the ‘Franco-German engine’ has been the driving force in the European construction process.

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01.07.2016
Saving the Eurozone: Is There a Green Way out of the Crisis?

Today, the debate surrounding the Eurozone focuses essentially on two questions: whether it would be preferable or even unavoidable to break up the euro area, at least in its current form, and whether it would be possible to fulfill the necessary political and economic conditions for a more resilient, prosperous and integrated EMU.

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01.07.2016
Building European Sovereignty: A Condition for Effective Political Agency

In order to regain momentum, a vision of European integration infused with bold notions of European sovereignty should be put forward.

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01.07.2016
Cosmopolitan Peripheries

The imbalance and lack of solidarity between Member States is such that the project is running out of political energy, bringing adverse consequences for us all.

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