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The third Greek bailout programme

The third Greek bailout programme started on August 19, 2015 and will end on August 20, 2018. A total of €86 billion will be disbursed over the course of the three years, which will be provided by t...

Political Briefing #69/2017

In Spain, national and regional institutions in Madrid and Barcelona are unable to ease-off tensions over the unilateral independence process kicked-off Catalan authorities. Meanwhile in Germany, the ...

Ideas Monitor #35/2017

Commentators, policy analysts and think tanks are speculating over the future of Europe in the light of recent events: the results of German elections and the speech hold yesterday in Paris by Emmanue...

Political Briefing #66/2017

On Sunday, German citizens are called to renew their national Parliament. Meanwhile in France, Macron’s labour market reform is dividing the public opinion and social partners....

Political Briefing #54/2017

The electoral campaign of the German elections is under the spotlight, whereas the refugee crisis is making the headlines in Austria and Luxembourg, while Brexit keep on raising the public interest. ...

Political Briefing #51/2017

While the refugee crisis continues to divide the Member States of the European Union, the monetary policy of the European Central Bank is making the headlines across Europe. ...

Political Briefing #67/2017

After that German citizens voted to renew their national Parliament on Sunday, the evolution of the German political landscape is making the headlines across Europe....

Political Briefing #64/2017

The constitutional crisis in Catalunya is making the headlines in Spain, while in France trade unions took the streets in several cities in a protest against the labour market reform....

Political Briefing #57/2017

The Polish government's attempt to reform its judiciary system continues to be one of the main concerns of leaders in Brussels and Warsaw, whereas refugee crisis and Eu recolation scheme keep making t...

Political Briefing #52/2017

Greece is under the spotlight as European creditors backed Athen’s demand for re-funding the ECB's bailout, while in Germany, the electoral campaign for the General elections is getting under way. M...

Political Briefing #65/2017

On Monday, the German electoral campaign entered its final week, without no substantial change in the polls. Meanwhile in Spain, Pablo Iglesias explicitly endorses an independence vote in Catalonia....

Ideas Monitor #33/2017

This week's public debate focuses on German elections, Macron's vision of the EU integration project and the post-Brexit migratory policies of the UK Government....

Political Briefing #62/2017

Brexit and the refugee crisis continue to be the main concerns of the political class across Europe. Meanwhile, the people of Catalunya eye the looming referendum of October 1....

Political Briefing #59/2017

The German electoral campaign makes the headlines in Germany. In other news, the migration crisis continues to be one of the main concerns of the European political class....

Political Briefing #58/2017

Brexit continues to be the one of the main concerns of the British and European political class. In other news, the constitutional crisis in Poland makes the headlines in Warsaw and Brussels....

Ideas Monitor #29/2017

The Labour's stance on Brexit keeps being under the spotlight and Macron faces a first drop in support since the election. Meanwhile, the situation of the European economy raise some reflexions. ...

Political Briefing #55/2017

Poland costitutonal reform is under the spotlight, whereas Athens is seeking to raise cash on financial markets again. Concerning Brexit issues, the UK economy is slowing down, while all around Europe...

Political Briefing #50/2017

The Greek bailout is under spotlight, with Merkel's new outlook over the eurozone crisis management. Meanwhile, the economic issue and rights of EU citizens in the UK remain the pressing concerns for ...

Ideas Monitor #25/2017

This week, monitored editorials focused on the prospects of Brexit one year after the referendum and the destiny of Social Democratic parties in Europe....

Brexit, ain’t it bad?

A poll conducted by YouGov in September 2017 shows that Britons who think their country was wrong to vote to leave the EU do not necessarily think the referendum result should be reversed....

Political Briefing #68/2017

In Catalonia the political atmosphere is heating up as the date set for the independence referendum approaches. Meanwhile in Germany, coalition talks kicked-off this week between the CDU, the FDP and ...

Biographies of the euro

Dyson and Maes have put together an innovative book, which challenges many simplifications about the origins and functioning of the single currency....

Political Briefing #56/2017

European media keep monitoring Polish judiciary reform, whereas refugee crisis and German election raise interest all around Europe. In other news, Greece has officially started to issue bonds, thus e...

Ideas Monitor #28/2017

What's next for the negotiotations between EU and UK? Further highlights about France-German apparent friendship and its consequences for Europe. ...

Political Briefing #53/2017

On Thursday, Macron and Merkel are set to meet in Paris to discuss the prospects of European integration. This and other news about the challenges for the French government and the Greek bailout in to...

Political Briefing #48/2017

The SPD announced its official electoral programme for the German General elections of September. Meanwhile, the state-driven rescue of two Italian banks made the headlines in Italy and across Europe....