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Es lebe die Krise!

Guest Post by Hubertus DROSTE, Graduate student, School of Law, University of Edinburgh. Der Euro ist noch lange nicht gerettet. Aber der Eurofog lichtet sich. Britannien hat sich entschieden – für eine wirtschaftliche Union, gegen eine politische Union. Endlich. Jahrelang kamen nur faule Kompromisse dabei heraus. Immer wurde auf britische Sonderinteressen Rücksicht genommen, sei es… » read more

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Guest post by David MORENO (EN) and Dario GROPPI (FR) Europe is all around us. We feel it whenever we look at our bank account, buy a newspaper or listen to people speaking a foreign European language on our way to work. But what is Europe’s impact in the European capital itself? How do the… » read more

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Guest Post by Joan-Marc SIMON, Analyst and Blogger on EU Affairs. Unless the macroeconomic diet imposed to southern countries it is complemented with fiscal transfers, it will asphyxiate economic recovery which in turn is going to break-up the already unstable countries. A new European Convention is necessary to build the new European fiscal Union. As… » read more

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Guest post by Giuseppe LENZO, MA International Relations (Europe) awarded with Distinction – School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University (UK) After a long ‘reign’ lasted about seventeen years (he was elected Prime Minister the first time in 1994) Berlusconi finally resigned. He took the decision to step down after the loss of majority… » read more

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Guest post by Kaj Embrén, Sustainable Development export and blogger, Stockholm, Sweden.   I don’t know about you, but I have tried to find out exactly what is in the bailout package offered to Greece by the European partners, but I could not find much. Banks are mentioned in all the newspapers articles, sometimes because… » read more

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Leaving aside speculation over the future President Obama, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on a lesson from Campaign Obama, one which has particular resonance for Europe: Populism need not involve an appeal to the people’s most base political instincts; it can also work by inspiring them to demand more from their elites. In… » read more

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