About: Katinka Barysch

Euro & Finance 30-08-2012

Will a new German constitution save the euro?

On 12 September Germany's constitutional court will issue a preliminary verdict on the European Stability Mechanism and the fiscal compact. Whatever the court does, the debate about a new, pro-European constitution will hot up this autumn. But do not be fooled: Germany is still a very long way from agreeing to eurobonds, says Katinka Barysch.
Euro & Finance 16-04-2010

Whatever happened to the G20?

Although the G20 was hailed as the body that would prevent another great depression, it has practically disappeared from public view and is over-represented by Europe – which will have to streamline its participation at some point, writes Katinka Barysch, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform (CER), in an April paper.
Energy 19-02-2010

How to build an EU energy market

"Unbundling the supply of energy from its transport, moving Europe towards a low-carbon energy system and getting the Nabucco pipeline built – these were the priorities of the last energy commissioner, Andris Piebalgs. His successor, Günther Oettinger, will write his own to-do list," writes Katinka Barysch, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform (CER), in a February paper.
Energy 03-02-2010

Pipeline politics: Why Nabucco is stuck

The long saga of building the Nabucco pipeline is not over yet, with contractual problems between transit countries, bilateral disputes and uncertainty of supply meaning the future of the project still looks precarious, writes Katinka Barysch, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform, in a January paper.
Euro & Finance 23-10-2008

Towards another Great Depression?

Despite the parallels often drawn between the Great Depression and the current financial crisis, today's WTO commitments guarantee that protectionist reactions are very unlikely to reach the scale that caused the collapse of international trade in the 1930s, argues Katinka Barysch, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform (CER).
Energy 17-10-2008

The future of EU-Russia energy relations

"EU-Russia energy relations should be straightforward, mutually beneficial and fast-growing, but they are not," writes Katinka Barysch, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform (CER), in a report featuring contributions from various authors.
EU Priorities 2020 11-07-2008

The CER guide to the French Presidency

France's EU Presidency "will have to focus on resolving the legal and institutional mess created by the Irish 'no' to the EU's Lisbon Treaty," says Katinka Barysch of the Centre for European Reform.
Global Europe 16-05-2008

Turkey’s tense situation raises EU’s concerns

Recent threats made against the AKP government indicate that Turkey's political turmoil has intensified since 2007, writes Katinka Barysch of the Centre for European Reform in an April blog post.
Energy 07-01-2008

Turkey’s role in European energy security

Turkey and the EU should develop a strategic energy cooperation plan, not just for pipelines but also for renewables, energy efficiency and market liberalisation, according to Katinka Barysch of the Centre for European Reform.
Central Europe 31-08-2007

What Europeans think about Turkey and why

For many politicians, journalists and think-tanks, the benefits of Turkish accession to the EU are "plain to see", writes Katinka Barysch in an August 2007 paper for the Centre for European Reform (CER).
Trade & Society 03-08-2007

EU business ‘convinced’ of Turkey’s accession

Europe's entrepreneurs are convinced of the merits of Turkish accession to the EU even though EU politicians and voters are not, observe Katinka Barysch and Rainer Hermann in a June 2007 essay for the Centre for European Reform (CER).
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