Greece has made huge sacrifices and the government has made significant reforms. Now the ball is in the Eurogroup's court to provide the necessary certainty to both people and the markets via a debt deal, writes Roberto Gualtieri.
Europe’s refusal to do away with austerity policies contributed to a huge external deficit across the Atlantic, while the EU remained in the black. That doesn’t mean we won though, warn Ernest Maragall and Jordi Angusto.
?Imposing reforms that are sometimes considered humiliating is the best way to jeopardise the construction of Europe, and plant the seeds of social devastation, populism and extremism, writes Elio Di Rupo.
Europe's economic woes resemble Japan’s situation in the 1990s, which led to a 'lost decade' of economic stagnation and deflation from which the country is still working to recover. Michael Heise asks whether Europe will suffer a similar fate.
A gigantic task awaits Italy's newly-appointed premier, Enrico Letta, and we may hope the young leader proves strong enough to sustain the country's emergence from political deadlock, since there is no alternative, writes Silvia Francescon.
The austerity measures taken in response to the European sovereign debt crisis have had a devastating impact on people with disabilities, leading to allowance cuts and a rise of unemployment rates that could generate greater economic and social exclusion, says John Evans from the European Disability Forum.
As the Greek debt crisis continues to unfold, the euro zone appears to be divided between the pursuit of continued stimulus that endangers state balance sheets and austerity measures that put a putative recovery in further doubt, writes Alexander Mirtchev, president of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI).