Tag Archives: Germany

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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Aug 14 2015

Weaponisation of War Memories and Anti-German Sentiment

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By Roberto Orsi In the aftermath of the tumultuous events in Brussels and Athens, public opinions in Europe and elsewhere have been rapidly polarised, to an extent perhaps not seen in decades. The dramatic deterioration of Greek finances (both public … 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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Feb 5 2015

Greek elections 2015: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

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By Sotirios Zartaloudis SYRIZA’s recent electoral victory attracted global attention. This commentary will try to explain SYRIZA’s surprise move to form a coalition government with the far-right party ANEL arguing that both parties share a worldview that explains their co-operation. … Continue reading

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May 30 2014

The European Elections in Germany: Satire and Concerns over the European Project

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By Max Hänska The European elections in Germany didn’t produce major surprises, yet a mood of trepidation and uncertainty prevails. The Christian Democrats did better in absolute numbers than in the last election though relatively their share of the vote remained … Continue reading

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May 21 2014

The Crises in the Eurozone and Ukraine Have Heralded the ‘Return of Politics’ to European Integration

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By Luuk van Middelaar On New Year’s Eve 2011, a sober but moving ceremony took place in the Estonia theatre in Tallinn. Prime-minister Ansip withdrew his country’s first euros from an ATM outside the building, walked back inside and delivered … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2014

Do We Want to Solve the Eurocrisis? Let’s Look South!

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By Mark Esposito   If there is a country, which should receive our apologies, that is Greece. We need to apologize for having demonized a small and modest economy (less than 2% of the EU GDP) as the black sheep … Continue reading

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Nov 15 2013

The Rift Over Germany’s Trade Surplus

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By Henrik Müller At first it was just the US administration that criticised Germany harshly for running high external surpluses. Now even the European Commission is starting an investigation in the context of the eurozone’s imbalances procedure, as Commissioner Olli … Continue reading

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Oct 15 2013

Was the EU Crisis the Elephant in the Room? Revisiting Angela Merkel’s victory in the German elections

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By Hannah Richter While debates about the possibilities and conditions necessary to form a new German government are still ongoing amongst the different political parties, the general election result appears indisputable. Chancellor Angela Merkel was confirmed as Germany’s unchallenged conservative leader … Continue reading

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Apr 2 2013

Amor Fati? Europe Wounded after the Cyprus Imbroglio

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By LSE IDEAS Blog, Dr Vassilis Paipais, and Dr Eirini Karamouzi For the past two weeks, we have been witnessing a fierce diplomatic game with Cyprus at the epicenter of a geopolitical vortex threatening European solidarity. The Cyprus case offered the ideal … Continue reading

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