Solving the Eurocrisis
People's views on how to proceed diverge considerably. Here are some of them.
The Brexit fear that came true
Gunter Grass had once stated that: “The European Union arose on an economic foundation, and it turns out that even this is not a solid base.”
Athanasios Vasilopoulos analyses the dramatic measures taken by governments to repay loans in haste, which often lead to long term issues in the real economy of the affected countries.
Apprenticeships and the provision of workplace training can help both young people and the unemployed
With the EU average at 10.8%, the graphic clearly demonstrates which countries are most affected by the unemployment crisis. In the top left of the graph, Greece, Spain and Croatia …
It seems the recovery process after the economic crisis is fast and forward in Europe.
Many Europeans are threatened by poverty
Greece is leading the list of defaulting debtors
French President Hollande has called for the eurozone to federate. The questions that need to be asked are - can the eurozone federate and still be part of the EU, and should it even go down that path. Today, the eurozone has a population of 338,335,000 out of an EU population of 508,200,000 or 66.57% of the total EU population.
During the recent EU Youth 2020 Strategy Conference in Berlin young Europeans showed solidarity with Greece and discussed alternatives to austerity.
Six out of the top ten countries are European!
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A conversation with Professor Giancarlo Elia Valori, a leading expert on international politics, discussing some of the most important areas of the planet. We talk about China, UK and US relations and the Italian role in the Mediterranean Sea.
Trade between Europe and Africa
Fourty years since the fall of the Junta, the Greek people is once again called to the polls to vote in the eigthth referendum of the country. This is a historic moment not just for Greece, but for the whole of Europe.
As Greek debt negotiations continue in Brussels, the country itself remains divided over its future.
The European Union Debt Crisis
The Podemos Phenomenon- Crisis, Corruption and Austerity and its Political Fallout
Romanian PM, Victor Ponta, is charged with forgery, money-laundering, conflict of interest and tax evasion.
European entrepreneurship on the rise
The European Union experienced its greatest crisis, whose effect is still being felt.
The latest developments in the Macedonian crisis
The economic "world order" will be slightly different to what we have now
Sharing Schemes are gaining ground
The latest visit of Alexis Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister, to Russia raised a lot of eyebrows in Europe. It took place at a time when relations between Greece and the EU have considerably deteriorated due to differing views on the resolution for the Greek debt crisis.
Trust levels in many governments are very loew
The Great Recession of 2008/09 and the resulting debt crisis revived a debate about deeper fiscal integration in Europe. At the moment, especially a common unemployment insurance scheme for the Eurozone is discussed. The idea is that such a scheme could cushion the impact of economic crises if national member states are not sufficiently able to fulfill this function. However, what could be the actual design and the effects of a European unemployment insurance? And what are the risks?
The EU currently imports more than 50% of the energy it consumes. The political and economic consequences of this import dependency could be managed in a more effective way through a coordinated European energy policy rather than through 28 different national policies. It is high time for a European energy union.
The euro crisis has put a strain on the European project. Apart from economic recession and plummeting share prices, the fragile structure of the Union has been revealed. The solidarity between European societies has been broken.
Imports and Exports between China and the EU