Tag Archives: ECB

Apr 12 2017

Could Grexit follow Brexit?

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By Panos Chatzinikolaou In the summer of 2015, the EU saw one of the most turbulent times in its 60-year history. The election of the radical-left party SYRIZA, and its leader Alexis Tsipras, put Greece on a collision course with its … Continue reading

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Jul 7 2015

Grexit remains unlikely, but time is against the Greek government

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By Lorenzo Codogno Eurozone finance ministers met today (Tuesday 7 July) to discuss the Greek debt crisis following the country’s ‘No’ vote in its bailout referendum on 5 July. While a Grexit remains unlikely, the risks have clearly increased since … Continue reading

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Jun 2 2015

Europe entrapped? An interview with Claus Offe

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By Claus Offe and Daniel Whittall Europe remains mired in a crisis as much political as it is economic. The crisis has been long in the making and its dynamics stem from the institutional structures that govern European politics.  In Europe Entrapped Claus Offe, Professor … Continue reading

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May 18 2015

Eurosceptics at a Junction: Antagonising the EU for the Sake of it is Risky

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By Alessio Colonnelli All right-wing parties seem to dabble in anti-EU rhetoric more or less radically: the EU weakens the prerogatives of their nation-states. Germany’s Christian Democratic Union is a conspicuous exception; it sharply antagonises the further-to-the-right Alternative for Germany, … Continue reading

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Jan 28 2015

The End of Austerity in Europe? 

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By Max Hänska After a spectacular swing to the left, away from a political establishment that ruled the country uninterrupted for decades, Greece’s election signals the changed mood that is taking hold of Europe. Austerity has failed. What economists have … Continue reading

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Oct 1 2014

Why Italy Will Not Make It

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By Roberto Orsi Three articles by prestigious commentators (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and Roger Bootle for The Telegraph, Wolfgang Münchau for Financial Times) have recently appeared in the financial press about the economic situation of Italy and the (in)stability of its national … Continue reading

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Jul 3 2014

European economy’s invisible transformation: expulsions and predatory capitalism

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By Saskia Sassen Parts of our economies, societies, and states in Europe are being stripped bare by an extreme form of predatory capitalism.[1] And this stripping can coexist with growth in much of our economies. The majority of workers and … Continue reading

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Jun 10 2014

Mind the Gaps: The Political Consequences of the Great Recession in Europe

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By Diego Muro and Guillem Vidal The financial crisis that started in 2008 had an unanticipated magnitude. What at first glance appeared as a manageable frailty of the financial sector rapidly derived into a Great Recession with on-going continuity into … Continue reading

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Apr 2 2014

What has been agreed on banking union risks reigniting, rather than resolving the crisis

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By Iain Begg In December 2013 EU finance ministers negotiated an agreement aimed at establishing a banking union, with further talks between the European Parliament and the Member States ending in an agreement last week. Iain Begg provides a detailed … Continue reading

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Jan 28 2014

The Germans vs. Mario Draghi

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By Henrik Mueller As the stress in financial markets is bound to return, the ECB and its president may run into a severe reputational crisis in the Eurozone’s biggest country. This column looks at the deeper roots of German anti-ECB … Continue reading

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