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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.