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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....

Solidarity and the Future of Europe

The debate on the future of Europe should be a rallying cry for redeeming the promise of fraternite, which under conditions of economic globalisation can be realized only by politically catching up wi...

Four options for the democratic future of the EU

The Euro-crisis, migration crisis and the Brexit have been catalysts for a vibrant debate on a democratic future of the EU. Politicians and academics have contributed to this debate defending blueprin...

Luca Verzichelli

Luca Verzichelli (Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Florence, 1995) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Siena. He studied also at the Columbia University of New York and a...

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....

Social policy in the European Union: from high hopes to high yields

A roadmap for the implementation of the Pillar should be tabled by the European Commission in the near future. Debates such as a Framework Directive on minimum income schemes or the setting-up of a co...

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...