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Economy & Jobs 17-04-2018

European Parliament sounds the alarm over developing world debt crisis

The number of poor countries facing major debt crises has doubled since 2013, and only 1 in 5 are now considered to be at low risk of crisis. With some countries in the midst of crisis and others on the brink, meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a pipe dream, writes Mark Perera.
Economy & Jobs 30-01-2018

How to save the generation Europe left behind

To establish a new Europe that moves forward, it is important that Europe seizes technological innovation to ensure young Europeans are not left behind, writes Andrianos Giannou.
Europe's East 28-06-2017

A quiet Ukrainian success for the EU

The EU may have its hands full with Donald Trump and Brexit. But quietly, modestly, things are starting to go right in Ukraine, writes Sir Graham Watson.
Economy & Jobs 20-04-2017

IMF holds keys to Greece’s fate

The International Monetary Fund must hold firm to its stated position in support of debt relief for Greece in meetings of finance ministers that will take place in Washington this week, writes William Rhodes.
Economy & Jobs 01-03-2017

Greece: Lenders take unacceptable hard line on worker rights

In the current negotiations over a new loan package for Greece, collective bargaining and worker rights have been in the spotlight. But expert opinion in favour of these tools is being ignored by Greece’s lenders, warn Jan Willem Goudriaan and Richard Pond.
Euro & Finance 01-02-2017

For Greece and Its creditors, the clock is ticking

Both Athens and its creditors want to complete the review of Greece’s bailout program before the European electoral season starts in March, making an agreement likely, writes Stratfor.
Future EU 21-10-2016

The End of Europe

The EU risks disintegration with the emergence of a xenophobic and populist wave. The European project needs to be completely rethought, far from the current state of exception, argues historian Enzo Traverso.
Euro & Finance 28-04-2016

The Greek crisis: European madness

Last week, Greece had to deal with new austerity measures and a Eurostat study invalidated the IMF’s doomsday scenario. A number of MEPs now call upon European leaders to rethink the issue of debt and review the reforms being imposed on Greece.
Europe's East 01-04-2016

Moldova wants to be the Eastern Partnership’s poster child

Brussels should continue to focus on Eastern Partnership countries which help deliver results, both in terms of internal policies and geopolitics, writes Andrian Candu.
Europe's East 19-01-2016

Ukraine’s state reform is a vital national security interest

Ukraine today is very different from what it was two years ago, before the Revolution of Dignity, not only because of the illegal occupation of the Crimea, and parts of the Donbass, writes Kálmán Mizsei.
Europe's East 09-11-2015

Ukraine climbs world business rankings ahead of EU trade zone

Ukraine's business climate is improving rapidly, and will continue to do so as the country strengthens ties with the West and attracts more foreign investment, writes Yuliia Kovaliv. 
A Ukrainian border post is seen through bullet holes in a truck's windscreen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, 3 June. Photo: Reuters
Europe's East 15-10-2015

For Ukraine, a Grand Bargain is still elusive

The obstacles to a ‘grand bargain’ on Ukraine are many, and one is the interpretation of the Minsk protocols, as there is no clear definition of what the "special status" which should be given to the separatist territories actually is, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Global Europe 08-07-2015

Washington calls for flexibility on Greece

EU leaders should abandon dogma and act as statesmen, because much would be lost for the Greek people, the EU, and the United States if Greece becomes a failed state, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
Euro & Finance 01-07-2015

The EU and Greece: Exiting the IMF era, not the euro

The end of the EU aid programme to Greece on 30 June, and the organisation of a Greek referendum on 5 July, raise the prospect of ending the “IMF - Europe” era, writes Yves Bertoncini
Michael Emerson
Europe's East 17-02-2015

Is there reason to hope for Minsk II?

The last Minsk agreement on eastern Ukraine failed to bring peace. The latest looks similar — but the context has changed, writes Michael Emerson.
Euro & Finance 11-06-2012

US lawmaker: No ‘blank cheque’ for Europe

The Obama administration has quietly endorsed the International Monetary Fund's support for European bailouts because the White House believes the deals will enforce "austerity" and gradually revive Europe's struggling economies. Now is the time to question that assumption, says Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Euro & Finance 25-10-2011

Euro zone crisis: Is the EU’s political suicide the only solution?

European leaders must be desperate to consider their main external partners, via the IMF, as the new solution to save the European economy. Should they accept this, they will enter world history as those who buried the European project and turned Europe into a second-rank actor, writes Maria Joao Rodrigues, a former Portuguese minister and adviser to the EU institutions.
Euro & Finance 08-07-2011

Lagarde’s challenges

Christine Lagarde faces a difficult balancing act between helping to resolve the eurozone crisis, where she has been deeply involved, and addressing potential crises in the developing world, argues Raghuram Rajan.
Global Europe 20-05-2011

Europe and the IMF: Why successor should be a convinced European!

Ernst Stetter argues that a "convinced European" should succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the head of the IMF to boost confidence in the European economy and help maintain the trend towards to reforming global economic governance.
Euro & Finance 28-02-2011

Why Europe needs automatic haircuts

The euro zone requires automatic "haircuts" to accompany its bailouts as the currency union cannot be maintained without market discipline, writes Hans-Werner Sinn, an economist at the University of Munich.
Euro & Finance 26-11-2010

The crooked path of financial reform

It would be premature to write off the financial reforms undertaken as failures, writes Jean Pisani-Ferry, director of Bruegel, an international economics think-tank.
Euro & Finance 05-11-2010

The Opportunity in Seoul: Revitalise and strengthen the IMF

Ahead of the G20 meeting in Seoul, former South Korean Foreign Minister Yoon Young-kwan argues that amid a shift in thinking about state-market relations, leaders have to avoid looking inwards and squandering valuable opportunities, and instead make meaningful progress to revitalise and strengthen the IMF and global financial regulation.
Euro & Finance 30-08-2010

Gazelles and Turtles

The financial crisis is over but the world is currently divided into two groups: those countries that are recovering strongly and those that are lagging behind with new potential problems, writes Hans-Werner Sinn, professor of economics and public finance at the University of Munich and president of the Ifo Institute, in an August op-ed.
Euro & Finance 09-07-2010

Greece needs a ‘Hercules Plan’

Evoking the spirit of Hercules and his twelve impossible tasks, German ALDE MEP Jorgo Chatzimarkakis believes Greece will have to reinvent its economy if it is to pay back the financial aid it has received. 
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