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What will become of the Eurozone?

A new architecture for the monetary union is under debate in Europe. There is talk of creating an economic government, a Eurozone parliament and an option for orderly exit from the euro. What lessons are the Eurozone member states learning from the Greek crisis?

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Friday, 9. October 2015

Syrian war rebulilding old walls

The Syrian war is worsening the already tense relations between Nato and Russia, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore comments: » more

Le Figaro - France | Tuesday, 1. September 2015

Macron has ambitious vision for Europe

In an interview published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Monday, France's Economics Minister Emmanuel Macron called for a fully revamped Eurozone. At last France has something new to say in the debate on Europe, the liberal MEP Sylvie Goulard writes in the conservative daily Le Figaro: » more

Corriere della Sera - Italy | Friday, 7. August 2015

Wolfgang Münchau calls on Italy and France to rebel against Germany

For the sake of the EU and the Eurozone Italy and France must stand up to Wolfgang Schäuble's projects for Eurozone integration, demands Wolfgang Münchau in the liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera: » more

Der Standard - Austria | Wednesday, 5. August 2015

More powers for EU after Greek crisis

More Europe - this must be the EU's answer to the Greek crisis, writes the centre-left daily Der Standard: » more

Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | Friday, 31. July 2015

Brussels, Berlin, or who wields the power?

Tensions are mounting between Berlin and Brussels and the two ambitious men Messrs. Schäuble and Juncker, notes the conservative Lidové noviny, which initially sides with the German finance minister: » more

Corriere della Sera - Italy | Friday, 31. July 2015

Monetary union unthinkable without political agenda

Wolfgang Schäuble's reform proposals are mainly aimed at putting core elements of the EU single market, such as antitrust law and budget monitoring, under the supervision of independent authorities. But Schäuble is wrong if he believes the political agenda can simply be made separate from the financial administration in Europe, points out the liberal conservative daily Corriere della Sera: » more

Der Tagesspiegel - Germany | Thursday, 30. July 2015

Clearer distribution of powers

The EU and Eurozone need to divide powers more clearly between supranational institutions and national ones, writes the liberal-conservative Tagesspiegel commenting on the discussion about reforming the EU Commission: » more

Die Presse - Austria | Thursday, 30. July 2015

Europe must end its shilly-shallying

The EU and its members must finally reach a decision on whether to create strong supranational institutions or transfer powers back to the nation states, demands the conservative daily Die Presse: » more

Hospodárske noviny - Slovakia | Tuesday, 28. July 2015

Greek crisis: Fiscal union desirable but unrealistic

With the Greek crisis the calls for a fiscal union are growing louder. The liberal business paper Hospodářské noviny finds this a logical step but is uncertain about its feasibility: » more

Corriere della Sera - Italy | Tuesday, 28. July 2015

EU economic government makes sense

In view of the Greek crisis French President François Hollande is calling for the creation of an EU economic government. Meanwhile, according to media reports German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is considering the establishment of a euro finance ministry. Hollande's idea makes more sense, says the liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera: » more

Le Monde - France | Friday, 24. July 2015

France doesn't want a Eurozone government

EU Commmission President Jean-Claude Juncker voiced doubt last Wednesday that French President François Hollande really wants to establish a Eurozone government. For the centre-left daily Le Monde the proposal also runs counter to the political attitude of the French: » more

Diário de Notícias - Portugal | Tuesday, 21. July 2015

Hollande wants a club within a club

Hollande's proposal for a government of the Eurozone is a threat to Europe, the liberal-conservative daily Diário de Notícias complains: » more

Le Monde - France | Tuesday, 21. July 2015

Euroscepticism could endanger budget union

Hollande's proposal can only be successful if the debate about further European integration is rid of discordant voices, the centre-left daily Le Monde admonishes: » more

Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | Tuesday, 21. July 2015

Fear of Berlin overtakes fear of markets

Hollande's calls for a Eurozone government are ultimately aimed at limiting Germany's power, the liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza concludes: » more

Expert Online - Russia | Monday, 20. July 2015

Greek crisis: Distrust a major problem for Eurozone government

François Hollande's idea about a Eurozone government may fail because of Europe's citizens, the business portal Expert Online suggests: » more

Sputnik Brasil - Brazil | Monday, 20. July 2015

Global perspectives: Europe lacks a vision for the future

The EU's decision makers seem to lack any real strategy and are simply postponing the problems in the Greek crisis instead of dealing with them, Antonio Gelis Filho, professor of international politics at the Gétulio Vargas Foundation comments in an interview on news website Sputniknews Brasil: » more

Lost in EUrope - Belgium | Monday, 20. July 2015

Germany scuppers Eurozone government

Hollande's idea of a European avant-garde will remain a dream because it does not have Germany's support, fears Eric Bonse in his blog Lost in EUrope: » more


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