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Almost six months after the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, and with the institution of the European External Action Service (EAES) still in its infancy, the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) issued (June 2010) its 7th report entitled “A Strategy for EU Foreign Policy”. The Report (which can be found on the […]

Posted by Anna Vallianatou

Sylvie Goulard – Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
On the basis of the report[1] by the high-level group, chaired by Jacques de Larosière, last year the Commission tabled a package consisting of the creation of a European Systemic Risk Board, under the auspices of the European Central Bank, dealing with macro […]

Posted by Sylvie Goulard

Pervenche Berés – Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
The supervisory package currently under consideration and based on the conclusions of the de Larosière group constitutes an important step ahead. However, further steps will be needed for the future structure of EU supervision if we want to avoid […]

Posted by Pervenche Berès

Nikolaos Chountis – Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
After the stock market and oil crisis in 1970s, the world economic system in general, and the financial system in particular, were based on three “pillars”: a) the collapse of the fixed exchange rates system, b) the internationalization and liberalization of […]

Posted by Nikolaos Chountis

Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou – Group of the European People’s Party
The end of this decade coincided with an enormous financial crisis, whose epicentre was the financial sector. Many would argue that all the mess that was brought forward because of the globalization of the markets could have been avoided, or at least its effects been mitigated, […]

Posted by Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou

Details avenge

Set a point of no return, move past it, don’t worry about public opinion and let the details take care of themselves”. This is how Chancellor Helmut Kohl summarized the strategy that led to Maastricht and EMU. A policy well disliked by the German public that was unwilling to sacrifice the Deutschmark for the sake […]

Posted by George Pagoulatos

Details avenge

“Determine the point of no return, move beyond it, don’t worry about public opinion and let the details take care of themselves”. This is how Chancellor Kohl summarized the strategy that led to Maastricht and EMU. A policy disliked by the German public opinion that was unwilling to sacrifice the deutschemark for the sake of […]

Posted by Pagoulatos George

Greece has attracted in recent weeks a great deal of rather unwanted and unsavoury attention due to its ailing state finances. The EU Council Meeting of 11 February fell short of announcing a bailout package; it stressed, however, European support for the Greek governments’ fiscal austerity programme and underlined that European authorities would support Greece’s […]

Posted by Grigoriadis Ioannis N.