Economics and Trade


    • Paper

    Merkel’s Unfinished Business: Why Germany Needs to Act Strategically

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will soon face parliamentary elections. There is much unfinished business that the next chancellor, be it Merkel or someone else, will have to manage.

    • Op-Ed

    Short of Skilled Hands, Germany Looks South

    Propelled by high unemployment, thousands of educated graduates are leaving Southern Europe for Germany. But it won't be enough to solve the country's long-term labor shortage.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    EU Economy

    If growth does not return to Europe in the next two years, the political situation will become more difficult.

    • Op-Ed

    The Three-Speed World is Not Forever

    Although the United States weathered the global recession relatively better than its European counterparts, it is not as strong as it looks and Europe’s long-term prospects are better than its current dismal performance suggests.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Cyprus and the Euro Crisis

    The Cypriot banking crisis reveals the danger of the euro crisis incapacitating Europe and the global economy more broadly.

    • Q&A

    Don’t Buy the Hype on the Transatlantic Trade Deal

    Expectations for the U.S.-EU free trade agreement are dangerously high. Reaching a deal is likely to take longer and produce smaller gains than optimistic figures suggest.

    • Op-Ed

    More Europe? Less Europe?

    The euro crisis shows that more integration, not less, is indispensable for moving Europe out of the danger zone and ensuring that it remains a beacon of peace and prosperity.

    • Q&A

    Europe’s Stagnant Future

    The euro crisis is far from over. The best possible outcome for Europe may be years of stagnation, as the danger of a renewed financial crisis is very real indeed.

    • Op-Ed

    The Saver's Dilemma

    Savings rates in deficit countries in Europe had to drop once policy distortions forced up Germany’s savings rate, risking both increased political tension and rising unemployment.

    • Op-Ed

    Who Says the Euro Crisis Is Over?

    Even if the euro survives, the crisis isn't over until the periphery starts growing and people start finding jobs.

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    Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe
    Dempsey is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.
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    Peter Kellner
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Kellner is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on Brexit, populism, and electoral democracy.
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    Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, nuclear policy, cyberpolicy, and transatlantic relations.

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