Posts Tagged ‘Grexit’

Political Briefing #43/2016

“Should we give in to street protests and scrap these proposals? No”. (Myriam El Khomri, French Minister of Labour, on the French government labour reform bill)....

Ideas Monitor #13/2016

This week’s intellectual debate has been dominated by the Brexit referendum; the Greek bailout agreement; and the status of EU institutions....

Political Briefing #17/2016

“We are a great country, we are the fifth largest economy in the world. Everybody wants access to our market. We won’t be supplicants. We will have a sensible agreement with the EU which would giv...

Political Briefing #11/2016

"The countries that have had growth in Europe have achieved it only because they broke the deficit rules (…) In economic terms, the United States is better off than eight years ago. Europe is worse ...

Ideas Monitor #5/2016

Should the management of the refugee crisis follow moral principles or political incentives? Should conutries outside of the Banking Union join it? Some of the questions lying at the base of this week...

Political briefing #5/2016

“We need a strategic reflection regarding the assumptions, not the values, the models not the methods, of the European project. Among others, the reach and soft power of the Union; a new design for ...

Political Briefing #1/2016

“In July 2015, we witnessed a financial coup executed from the European Union and its institutions against the Greek government, condemning the Greek population to keep suffering the austerity polic...

Political briefing #2/2015

“Until the end of June, beginning of July we had the negotiations with the Greek government (…) It was a crucial test for us and the eurozone as a whole. In the end our finance minister played a d...

Ideas Monitor #8/2017

In this week's IM: the populism as a threat to the liberal institutions and the clash between the IMF and the EU institutions on the sustainability of the greek debt....

Political Briefing #40/2016

“His Majesty the King … has found that there is no candidate who has the necessary support for the Congress of Deputies to grant him its confidence”. (Spanish Royal Palace statement.)...

Political Briefing #34/2016

“I could have handled this better. I know there are lessons to learn and I will learn them. And don’t blame No. 10 Downing Street, or nameless advisers – blame me. And I will learn the lessons...

Political Briefing #15/2016

“David Cameron has worked hard, but like many prime ministers before him, thought only of what Britain can get, not about what is also good for our neighbours in Europe. It is self-centred, myopic a...

Political Briefing #10/2016

“A clueless political personnel, in denial of the systemic nature of the crisis, is pursuing policies akin to carpet-bombing the economy of proud European nations in order to save them”. (Yanis Va...

Political Briefing #8/2016

“The settlement proposed by president Tusk recognises that not all member states participate in all areas of the EU policy. The UK benefits from more protocols and opt-outs than any other member sta...

Political Briefing #4/2016

“I think it will need more time. The discussions only started a short time ago. We have to do everything we can to make Britain stay. Not on any conditions, that would be senseless. But there are so...

Ideas Monitor #1/2016

The beginning of 2016 has brought some new questions to the fore of European intellectual debates: does there exist a “double currency option” for the Greek economy? How do we immagine the future ...

Political Briefing #45/2016

“You’re not a leftist. You’re an opportunist who will do everything to stay in power”. (Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Leader of Greece’s New Democracy Party (to Alexis Tsipras) )...

Political Briefing #38/2016

“It is true we're not very popular when we advocate for Europe. We're no longer respected in our countries when we emphasise the need to give priority to the European Union”. (Jean-Claude Juncker,...

Political Briefing #14/2016

“[Mario Draghi] said that although the rules of the Stability Pact need to be respected, governments should reduce taxes and allocate more resources for investment. In other words, he is suggesting ...

Political Briefing #9/2016

“I'm afraid that the European Union is gradually, slowly weakening, and that instead of a united Europe you'll get many different Europes, going at different speeds that will weaken the West and par...

Political Briefing #7/2016

“I consider [the migration crisis] more serious than the so-called "euro crisis". Why? Because what is at stake is not just economic matter, it's about political acceptance and because the very sudd...

Political Briefing #3/2016

“The Guardian’s decision to focus its “wide journalistic expertise” on the current state of the NHS is welcome and timely. In an article describing this project as “probably the most ambitio...

Ideas Monitor #6/2017

In this week’s IM: discussions on the destiny of the EU, the ongoing tensions within the Labour party, and the intellectual debate on populism. ...

Political Briefing #44/2016

“The economic recovery in Europe continues but the global context is less conducive than it was. Future growth will increasingly depend on the opportunities we create for ourselves (...) " (Valdis D...

Political Briefing #21/2016

“From a political perspective, Brexit would be the demonstration that if you have an anti-European programme you can implement that programme, (…) It would be a message sent to many anti-European ...

Political Briefing #12/2016

“You could call Brexit a risk, but I prefer to talk about what would be better for us (…) Do I want a future where we survive in the UK or do I want a future where we thrive in the UK? (…) Of co...

Recipes for the European left

Flassbeck and Lavapitsas explain why a progressive political programme is incompatible with the current European balance of power, and why managed exit from the EU is the only option available for a L...

Political Briefing #6/2016

“An acceleration of developments surrounding the EU referendum and increased news coverage has brought the UK’s EU referendum into the market’s focus. GBP is no longer trading largely on expecta...