Harald Sander

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    Finally, some good economic news from the Eurozone – but will it last?

Finally, some good economic news from the Eurozone – but will it last?

Eurostat figures released at the start of April show the Eurozone unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level for almost eight years. Harald Sander writes that there are now some solid grounds for optimism about the Eurozone economy, but that after nine years of economic struggles, a great deal more needs to be done to redress the damage from […]

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    Renationalising fiscal policy would help rebuild support for the EU

Renationalising fiscal policy would help rebuild support for the EU

How should EU policymakers respond to growing Euroscepticism and the challenge posed to the EU’s future by Brexit? Harald Sander writes that while there have often been calls for more integration in the aftermath of crises that have hit the EU in the past, what is required now is a rebalancing of the desire of many citizens for more […]

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    The use of overly intrusive conditionality in Greece is threatening the European project

The use of overly intrusive conditionality in Greece is threatening the European project

With pressure growing on Greece ahead of a scheduled IMF debt repayment, there is still no agreement between the country and its creditors on the release of further financial assistance. Harald Sander writes that one of the key problems in Greece has been the attempt by creditor states to impose an overly intrusive form of conditionality in exchange for […]

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    The ‘Juncker plan’ does not offer a genuine route to boosting the Eurozone’s recovery

The ‘Juncker plan’ does not offer a genuine route to boosting the Eurozone’s recovery

On 10 March, EU finance ministers agreed to roll out Jean-Claude Juncker’s flagship investment programme, commonly termed the ‘Juncker plan’. Harald Sander writes on the economic impact the plan could have in the Eurozone. He argues that while it has been portrayed by some observers as a route to helping the Eurozone’s recovery, it will require far more than […]

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    The case for using public investment to boost growth in the Eurozone is overwhelming

The case for using public investment to boost growth in the Eurozone is overwhelming

Growth in the Eurozone has stagnated recently, generating fears that Europe could be heading toward another economic crisis. Harald Sander writes on three explanations for the lack of a recovery in the Eurozone. He argues that the focus on balancing budgets and pursuing structural reforms has clearly failed to revive Eurozone economies and that a large public investment initiative […]

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The Eurozone may have exited recession, but the crisis is far from over.

Recent figures from Eurostat show that the Eurozone emerged from its recession in the second quarter of 2013. Harald Sander argues that while there are some ‘green shoots’ of recovery, the Eurozone crisis is far from over. He notes that there are still a number of key challenges to be overcome, with Eurozone unemployment levels and debt to GDP ratios […]

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