Articles on Economic Crisis

Remarks delivered at the ECFR virtual Annual Council Meeting 2020 (Commentary)

George Soros - 29 June 2020

Perpetual bonds are the best – and, perhaps, only – way to raise the one or two trillion euros that the European Union needs to fight the coronavirus and climate change.

Shared goals: How Germany’s crisis response could strengthen Europe (Commentary)

Jana Puglierin - 28 April 2020

Berlin has quietly made concessions to new calls for greater solidarity. But back home this consensus may not last forever.

Could Germany make a geopolitical turn on financial policy? (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 09 December 2019

Internationalising the euro is no longer the taboo it once was in Germany. Quietly, but indisputably, views in Berlin are starting to shift.

Freeze, confiscate, restore? Swiss ideas for future EU sanctions (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 24 April 2019

Sanctions for ‘misappropriation’ have proved their worth in forging ties with new leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, and Ukraine. But it is time to strengthen them

Can the European Union find a stable equilibrium? (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 01 April 2019

Giving up sovereignty at the national level seems the only way to retain some kind of European sovereignty,  writes Sebastian Dullien in his farewell commentary for ECFR.

The flawed bank redemption: Europe and the politics of money laundering (Commentary)

Chris Raggett - 06 February 2019

Europe urgently needs to get its house in order on money laundering – and win voters’ trust back in the process

Latvia’s controlled discontents (Commentary)

Karlis Bukovskis - 19 December 2018

Latvia is aware of the EU’s beneficial role to both its economy and security and will likely remain a reliable and stable partner within the Union. 

Ten years after Lehman: Can liberal democracy survive another financial crisis? (Commentary)

Sebastian Dullien - 14 September 2018

It seems we have not learned the lessons of the recent past and may be doomed to repeat them in the future

Greece and Germany's game of chicken (Commentary)

Olaf Boehnke - 17 July 2015

Despite staving off Greek disaster for now, Merkel and Schäuble have had a frosty reception from political allies in Berlin. 

The ultimate test for Merkel’s ‘muddle through’ model (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 10 July 2015

Merkel has shown little appetite for the “vision-thing”, but the Greek crisis threatens to push the Chancellor out of her comfort zone