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  • EU leaders need to confront the political dilemmas of the eurozone crisis

    EU Priorities 2020 19-07-2012

    EU heads of states and government would be well advised to announce which strategy for the eurozone they would like to endorse for the next 10 to 20 years, writes Renaud Thillaye, saying three options are on the table: An 'insurance-adjustment' strategy, a smaller eurozone or a fiscal federation.

  • Europe’s leaders are suffering from amnesia

    Euro & Finance 20-06-2012

    The financial and economic ills afflicting Europe would be treated more effectively if those who govern the Union - in fact, national leaders gathered at EU summits - were not themselves suffering from amnesia, writes Alain Lamassoure.

  • Ukraine and the political disintegration of Europe

    Europe's East 20-06-2012

    The EU isn't sure of its own political future, while Ukraine has no foreign policy strategy at all. However disappointing this may be, in these circumstances both Brussels and Kyiv have no other choice than to "imitate" that they are maintaining relations, agues Viktor Tkachuk.

  • A back-gear, not a forward-gear Union

    Future EU 21-12-2011

    By March 2012, Europe will finally have a form of fiscal union to govern the single currency. Unfortunately, this will be a pseudo fiscal union as it will be built like a car with no forward gear to drive investments into producing wealth and jobs, writes Jens-Peter Bonde, a former Danish MEP.

  • The Eurozone’s last resort: Monetisation

    Euro & Finance 17-11-2011

    According to German minds, monetising the EU's debt via the European Central Bank would only boost inflation and eliminate pressure for Southern countries to reform their economies, says Peter Zeihan, from the Stratfor intelligence commentary website. But it seems like the only tool available right now to prevent a eurozone failure, he adds.

  • Federalist resurgence needed

    Future EU 20-10-2011

    The debt crisis has highlighted the limits of inter-governmental cooperation in the euro zone. Attempting to manage a single currency with 17 separate economic policies is like squaring the circle, write Guy Verhofstadt, Daniel Cohn-Bendit and other politicians at the Spinelli Group, which campaigns for a federalist Europe.

  • European pacts: Time for an economic union

    Euro & Finance 18-02-2011

    Germany's proposal for a 'competitiveness pact' opens a unique opportunity to forge a real economic, not just monetary union, says Maria João Rodrigues, an economic policy professor and special advisor to the EU institutions. But she also warns about risks of serious divisions which have started to emerge.

  • Europe’s federalism debate revived

    Regional Policy 28-07-2010

    As eurozone ministers reflect on how to rebuild economic governance in the wake of the Greek crisis, Jean Pisani-Ferry explores the debate on fiscal federalism and urges policymakers to clearly define options for better coordination.