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European elections results: What you need to know

When I started watching Jean-Claude Juncker‘s post-election speech, I didn’t have in mind that I will be repeating the 37 second video clip 4 times to make sure the future President of the European Commission, the executive branch of the … Continue reading

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France and Germany diverging: EU economic problems continue

Whenever I want to hastily evaluate how Europe is doing economically, I take a macro look at the French and German economies. The famous « couple Franco-Allemand ». Germany and France, are Europe’s locomotive, political scientists like to say. They pull the … Continue reading

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« Greece at bay »; What Sapir has to say on Greece, Merkel, and the Euro.

An interesting interview of political economist Jacques Sapir, one of the main proponents of  breaking up the Eurozone as a single currency area. I highlighted the parts I find interesting in the interview from a European institutional and economic perspective. Source: … Continue reading

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European Banking Union: Not good enough

Not looking good from the federalist side of the equation. And yes, the Germans, again, are to blame. But can we really blame them? Brussels has been witnessing since the 2009 crisis frictions between member states to move forward with … Continue reading

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A note on « more European integration »

No one can deny that the French socialist party is fundamentally European oriented.  However one must distinguish between belonging to Europe and working for European integration. On the second point, no French leader (apart from the French center left and … Continue reading

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