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While terms, such as ‘crisis’ and ‘politics in flux’, have been frequently applied to almost every shift in European and national-level politics and policies, the political repercussions of the on – going global economic crisis clearly deserve both those labels. Among the manifold political aspects of the crisis, three stand out. To start with, the […]

Posted by Dimitris Sotiropoulos

A mechanism of continuous restructuring and forced savings for the Euro zone Since its conception, the European Union has always been about reconciling seemingly irreconcilable positions among its members. In the current environment of the peripheral euro debt crisis, there is one such deadlock on the question of how dearly should the so-called peripheral euro […]

Posted by Kostis Papadimitriou

Social aims are accorded a prominent, if not always equal, weight in the EU agenda. Accordingly, the spectre of ‘social Europe’ haunts any debate on the state and the prospects of European integration. Seeking to shed some light on the future of the social dimension of the EU, we have recently produced a short paper… » read more

Posted by blogs@ELIAMEP

There is no doubt left: it is the worst crisis of global capitalism, at least since the 1930s. The International Monetary Fund forecasts the harshest global recession of the last sixty years. The “masters of the universe”, Wall Street’s golden boys and their indolent regulatory authorities, could have hardly made a worse mess.
Captive to the […]

Posted by George Pagoulatos

In a lecture organized by ELIAMEP and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Athens, on February 12th, 2009, in the European Parliament Offices in Athens, the Political Director of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Volker Stanzel outlined some of the current security challenges facing Europe and proposed a new approach […]

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