Tag Archives: Euro crisis

Jul 12 2017

Renaissance or Decline? Europe‘s Crisis of Solidarity

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By Federico Nicolaci It is plain, and painful, to see: Europe’s existential crisis, which broke out almost eight years ago, far from gradually finding its solution, is worsening month by month. Not without a certain amount of irony, the disintegration … Continue reading

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Feb 20 2017

The European Union at a Crossroads

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By Roberto Orsi The European Union is approaching a moment of difficult decisions which will determine whether it will manage to survive in the near future or whether it will enter the final trajectory of its dissolution. In the past … Continue reading

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Oct 4 2016

The Great Stagnation

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By Marion Labouré and Juergen Braunstein The recent Brexit vote, as well as high uncertainty around a number of upcoming elections (e.g., the 2016 US and 2017 French presidential elections), are only symptoms of a larger underlying problem. Voting for … Continue reading

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Feb 18 2016

Socio-Economic reflections on the Euro Zone

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by Lucas Juan Manuel Alonso Alonso 1.Austerity Policy: Social Costs and Achievements Is it possible for Europe’s Mediterranean countries—considering the current and projected economic growth—to pay interest and debt amortization and, if so, at which cost? It would be interesting … Continue reading

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Jan 6 2016

To be, or not to be: Europe under siege

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By David Held and Kyle McNally It has been a tough year for Europe. Greece, mass migration and terrorism are among the many factors which have unsettled Europe in a profound way. When the EU is seen to stutter and … Continue reading

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Oct 6 2015

#aGreekment in the Twittersphere

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By Max Hänska and Stefan Bauchowitz To what extent does twitter provide a platform for the emergence of a European public sphere? Around 47% of Europeans use social media at least once a week, making it a potentially important source of … Continue reading

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Aug 7 2015

God in Berlin, Newton in Brussels: On the Power of Linguistic Images in the Eurozone Crisis

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By Hans Rusinek The limits of our language are the limits of our world, famously observed the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. For him, word and fact are in a representational relationship: a word is only an image of a fact, but we … Continue reading

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Jul 10 2015

Is the BRICS Bank an alternative for Greece?

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By Konstantinos Myrodias and Panos Chatzinikolaou This article concerns Greece’s potential accession to the New Development Bank established by the BRICS and examines whether BRICS Bank provides an alternative for Greece to rescue its economy in such a crucial moment of negotiations among Greece, … Continue reading

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Jul 9 2015

The Greek Referendum: Popular Verdict or Foregone Conclusion?

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By Eleftherios Antonopoulos It is easy to blame the yes campaign but hard to account for its 38.69 per cent in a snap referendum framed as foregone conclusion In the early morning hours of Saturday June 27, Greek TV programmes … Continue reading

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Jul 5 2015

So this is how it all ends…

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By Vassilis Paipais   Since almost the outbreak of the Greek debt crisis in 2009, speculation began as to whether this would be a turning point announcing the end of one of the longest periods of peace, stability and democratic … Continue reading

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