Articles on Economic Crisis

Britain's European catharsis (Commentary)

Ulrike Guérot - 30 January 2013

Like Greece, Spain and Germany, Britain now faces a cathartic moment when it needs to decide what price it is worth paying to stay in the European Union: coolheaded rationality must prevail over emotion

 

Cameron's backward looking speech (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 24 January 2013

Cameron's EU speech is a bad miscalculation that underestimates how much the world has changed, and how much Britain needs Europe if it is to retain an influential voice in global affairs. 

 

In 2013, the great global unraveling (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 03 January 2013

The main theme of 2013 is likely to be the unraveling of the global economy and supporting political integration. 

 

Ten trends for 2013 (Commentary)

ECFR - 31 December 2012

2012 saw continuing crisis in the eurozone, growing Euroscepticism and populism in some corners of Europe, faltering transitions in Egypt and elsewhere, more violence in Syria, a new leadership in China, and both Putin II and Obama II. So what will 2013 hold?

 

Reinventing Europe: Portugal - integrate or be marginalised (Commentary)

- 11 December 2012

As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states over the crisis and the future direction of Europe. In the thirteenth of the series Teresa de Sousa and Carlos Gaspar analyse the situation in Portugal.

 

Reinventing Europe: Ireland - from interdependence to dependence (Commentary)

- 06 December 2012

As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states over the crisis and the future direction of Europe. In the twelfth of the series Brigid Laffan analyses the situation in Ireland. 

 

The view from the capitals: the EU budget summit (Commentary)

Dimitar Bechev & Silvia Francescon & Ulrike Guérot & Thomas Klau & José Ignacio Torreblanca & Mark Leonard & Jonas Parello-Plesner - 21 November 2012

On Thursday EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss the EU budget for the next seven years. ECFR experts in Spain, the UK, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany and Italy tell us what to expect. 

 

Reinventing Europe: Finland - from a model pupil into a troublemaker? (Commentary)

Teija Tiilikainen - 19 November 2012

As part of the ’Reinventing Europe' project, ECFR is publishing a series of papers on the national debates within EU member states over the crisis and the future direction of Europe. In the eleventh of the series Teija Tiilikainen analyses the situation in Finland.

 

Europe must show Spain it is the answer (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 October 2012

Spain’s economy needs a smart rescue which is not focused on deficit targets but one that provides the financial stability to make structural reforms work, revitalise the economy and keep the country together.

 

The EU summit: View from the capitals (Commentary)

ECFR - 17 October 2012

In the run-up to the EU summit in Brussels this Thursday, ECFR staff members from Paris, Berlin, Rome, Warsaw, Madrid and London have contributed to our “View from the Capitals” series. What do our experts think of the respective national positions ahead of the European Council, and what are the governments most concerned about?