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The debt crisis in the euro area
It's the Reforms, Stupid!
The euro area crisis is getting back judging by the tangible increase of the prices of new debt for the peripheral countries on the financial markets last week. The yields of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish debt have risen by around 30 basic points, but then subsided back to normal. The price of ...
Western Balkans To Serbia EU Is a Strategic Goal but Russia Is Love and Friendship

The dust still not settled from the wars that accompanied the break-up of Yugoslavia, the reconciliation process still not over among the former Yugoslav republics, still not buried all the victims and still not convicted all the war criminals, still not finally confirmed all the state borders a ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Tibor Navracsics Is the Elephant in EU Room

The European Parliament has created an odd precedent by half approving (not final) Hungary's candidate for EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, whom the new European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker entrusted the Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship portfolio. And the inherent duplici ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Federica Mogherini Is the Right Person for the Job

Around the selection of a new high representative for the EU foreign and security policy the thought that this post is usually given to a person with no foreign policy experience frequently crosses one's mind. This was the case with the first high rep after the introduction of this post with the ...

The Eastern Partnership – Reloaded Johannes Hahn: the Neighbourhood Policy is a Security Policy

The EU's Eastern policy looms up as one of the top priorities in the next five years. From the so far stated positions of European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker and the missions of the High Rep for the foreign policy and the Commissioner-designate for neighbourhood policy, Johan ...

Cooperation and Verification Mechanism For the Sake of European Values EU Must Use the Nuclear Option on Hungary

There is no doubt that one of the most interesting hearings in the European Parliament on Juncker's new Commission will be of Hungary's candidate Tibor Navracsics out of spite of his portfolio. The reason is that he comes from Hungary, directly from Viktor Orban's government who is now leading a ...

latest analyses Sweden Has Turned Left but not in the Southern Sense

There is a bad and a good news from the recent elections in one of the influential EU member states - Sweden. The bad news is that there, too, the anti-migrant moods are gaining territory after the Sweden Democrats ended up a third political force and got 13% of the votes. The good news is that ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU The Point of No Return

In the EU, there is also a process of realisation of the threat Russia represents. Alas, the divergence in the way the Eastern crisis is being interpreted is still huge in the member states. The good news is that this is a major pillar in the new European Council president's mandate. The bad new ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Is Angela Merkel the New EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs?

The EU is facing three huge foreign policy crises with potentially tragic consequences for security. Alas, these crises have again revealed the Union's incapability to act as a community. Until recently the main speakers on the Eastern crisis were the Baltic states, Poland and Sweden. On the cri ...

The debt crisis in the euro area Cameron vs EU - 3:1

David Cameron's relations with the EU have always been based on victory or loss. In this regard, the score in the match between Great Britain and EU (the euro area in particular) is 3 to 1 for London. The British prime minister has scored three wins over his should-have-been-partners opponents. ...

The debt crisis in the euro area Italy Is Opening the New Season of the Euro Area Crisis

A really hard beginning is awaiting the new European Commission. Not only that it will have to work in an environment of growing tensions along the external borders, especially to the east, but it will have to tackle a possible return of the eurozone crisis with all the consequences that stem fr ...

euinside in Croatia
Croats Want People not Party Pawns in Parliament

While the Bulgarian political parties are analysing the scale of the disaster with the preferential voting at the snap parliamentary elections on October 5th, in Croatia, precisely at midnight (again on October 5th) expired the deadline for collecting signatures to hold a referendum on amending ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU From Magna Carta to Indyref

A 307-years-old union was put to its biggest test since its inception but the British have again proved that they are the creators of the modern democracy. The referendum on 18 September on Scotland's independence was a true lesson in democracy, especially at a time when it is seriously threaten ...

The debt crisis in the euro area The Eurozone Will Study from Valdis Dombrovskis's Baltic Textbook

Is there a clearer message about the new European Commission's economic policy in the next five years than the appointment of a Latvian former prime minister on the key position Vice President responsible for the Euro and the Social dialogue? Valdis Dombrovskis's CV is flawless as is his ca ...

Western Balkans Enlargement Will Never Be the Same Again

One of the much anticipated hearings of candidates for European Commissioners was that of Johannes Hahn (Austria) who is bound for a second term. Jean-Claude Juncker entrusted him with a very important portfolio that provoked very strong emotions and debates - European Neighbourhood Policy and E ...

Western Balkans Vucic, too, Is Trying To Change Mentality

In October, the Western Balkan countries will join the European semester, though not in its complete form. This a new development in the EU accession process which the European Commission revealed last year when presenting its new enlargement strategy. The reason is that the countries from the r ...

Institutional Affairs of the EU Finally a Strong and Government-like European Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker has proved, again, to be a master of compromise. The composition of the new European Commission, the distribution of portfolios and the new structure reveal the veteran prime minister's exceptional skills to manoeuvre among many and various interests. For the first time, the ...

Western Balkans Serbia - the Balkan Ukraine

If Serbia becomes part of the EU, Russia will lose its influence in the Balkans or, at least, it will be significantly limited. Moscow is not ready to allow that and is actively working to prevent it. EU, however, is too busy with itself, the Eastern crisis, the problems in the Middle East, Iraq ...

latest comments Authoritarianism Cannot be a Role Model. Period!

There are not a few temptations to search for reasons why authoritarian government models are successful in the economy. Quite a lot of articles, research and books have been written already about the successes of totalitarian economies. The latest publication on the matter is a comment by respe ...

The debt crisis in the euro area Euro Area, Good and Bad Recession

In the second quarter of 2014, the euro area's economic growth froze (at 0.0%). In the EU at large, the economy grew by 0.2%. The latest Eurostat data not only underscored the uneven distribution of economic recovery but also the next division in the eurozone - of a good and bad recession. This ...

Turkey and the EU Turkey Is Putinising

The news that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been elected president of Turkey at the first direct elections for head of state is not a surprise. The reaction of the EU and some member states, however, is. Although there is already enough proof that Erdogan is putinising his power, the EU came up with ...

 
free talk corner
Adelina Marini
#EPhearings2014 Every moment now is about to begin the official presentation of the new College led by Jean-Claude #Juncker. All commissioner-designates are already in the plenary in Strasbourg. After the presentation there will be a debate on the distribution of portfolios. You can watch the event live if you follow this link or stay tuned for live updates by euinside euinsi.de/NEGp
22 October 2014 09:06
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 Matteo SALVINI (non-attached): Mr Juncker, you have participated actively in the past 25 years, taking various posts, for the current economic disaster
22 October 2014 11:01
Adelina Marini
#EPhearings2014 The hearing of Maros #Sefcovic is about to begin, #Slovakia's candidate for vice president for the energy union. You can watch it live following this link or stay tuned for live updates euinsi.de/wv9r
20 October 2014 19:07
Adelina Marini #EPhearings2014 Undoubtedly, Maros #Sefcovic has passed
20 October 2014 21:49
Adelina Marini
#Ecofin The EU finance ministers have agreed measures in support of growth in the EU that bind together public investments with strucrural reforms euinsi.de/QEbi
14 October 2014 16:01
Adelina Marini #Ecofin Pier Carlo #Padon: We need to update our tools to measure where our economies currently stand
14 October 2014 16:23
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