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An article published by Nikolaj Nielsen published on August 26th, 2015 on EU Observer
Up to 3,000 migrants are expected to cross into Macedonia on a daily basis throughout the next several months, as the European Commission eyes court action against over a dozen member states for violating asylum rules.
An opinion by Andrew Rettman published on August 21st, 2015 on EU Observer
EU member states with a Roman Catholic heritage are showing a preference for taking in Christian migrants, despite their obligations under EU law.
An Opinion by Nikolaj Nielsen published on August 27th, 2015 on EU Observer
EU politicians are threatening to dismantle the bloc’s free-movement rights amid calls to revamp asylum rules, due to the surge in the number of people seeking refuge in Europe.
An opinion by Angelos Chryssogelos published on August 21st, 2015 on CNN
The only certain winners will probably be the Neo-Nazi party of Golden Dawn, buoyed both by Tsipras’ “treason” and by the severe immigration pressures Greece faces.
An Opinion by Arvind Subramanian published on August 13th, 2015 on Project Syndicate
Greece was offered two stark choices: Leave the eurozone without financing, or remain and receive support at the price of further austerity. But Greece should have been offered a third option: Leave the euro, but with generous financing.
An Opinion by Dambisa Moyo published on August 10th, 2015 on Project Syndicate
The ongoing Greek debt saga is tragic for many reasons, not least among them the fact that the country’s relationship with its creditors is reminiscent of that between the developing world and the aid industry.
An Article by Eric Maurice published on August 10th, 2015 on EU Observer
Greece needs the up-to €86 billion bailout before next Thursday (20 August), when it has to repay €3.2 billion to the European Central Bank (ECB).
An Opinion by Kenneth Rogoff published on August 4th, 2015 on Project Syndicate
o what is the way forward? Deeper European integration, stricter equity requirements for banks, and deeper but homegrown structural reforms are certainly key elements of any solution. Further aid to the European periphery is still badly needed.
An Opinion by Harold James published on July 30th, 2015 on Project Syndicate
Germany’s obsession with rules long predates the current eurozone crisis. The country’s policymakers always insisted that Europe could not have a common currency without first achieving economic convergence. But that looked like it would never happen.
An Analysis by Eric Maurice published on EU Observer
With his proposals for a more integrated eurozone, French president Francois Hollande seems to offer a vision that goes beyond to the Greek crisis and how to solve it. But he did not announce any detailed initiative nor a timetable.
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The Greek referendum offers four lessons in how not to conduct a national referendum about a country’s relationship with the European Union. The British government’s handling of a referendum on the country’s continued EU membership shows that it has not yet fully learned three of these lessons.
*1st Make the question […]
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The European sovereign debt crisis constitutes a turning point in public opinion on European integration: It put EU issues high on the political agenda, and it reshuffled the structure and determinants of EU support, rendering questions of collective identity more important than ever.
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Much has been made of the greater influence the European Parliament now wields as a result of the Lisbon Treaty. By comparison, the reception of the new powers gained by national parliaments in the EU has been more […]
As the world is watching how Russia is using the Crimean referendum as politics by other means, the Bulgarian politicians have recently discovered how to use referenda to deal blows at each other too.
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