EU Politics


    • Op-Ed

    Why Is Europe's Crisis Not Abating?

    The deepening economic crisis in Europe can be attributed to ignorance and the increasingly unbalanced concentration of the power to make critical decisions.

    • Op-Ed

    The Grexit's Threat to Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia should guard against a potentially dangerous spillover from the Eurozone crisis by trimming sovereign debt and reigning in spending.

    • Article

    Saving the Euro without Losing the Europeans

    The gap between the efforts to deepen integration in order to save the euro and what most people really think should happen is wider than it has ever been before.

    • Op-Ed

    Can Spain and Italy Export Their Way Out of Trouble?

    Neither Spain nor Italy seems well positioned for sustainable export-led growth. Without a commitment to domestic reforms that restore competitiveness, both countries risk a long period of stagnation, if not a plunge into crisis.

    • Op-Ed

    Europe's Depressing Prospects

    Spain had a stronger fiscal position and healthier bank balance sheets than many of its peers when the crisis began, but it still may end up having to leave the euro and restructure its external debt.

    • Q&A

    Euro Crisis: Back with a Vengeance

    With European voters voicing their frustration at harsh austerity measures, economic fears are back in the eurozone and any respite from government and central bank intervention appears to be fading.

    • Article

    Elections in Greece—Not Quite a Catharsis

    • Thanos Veremis
    • May 10, 2012

    The new government, whatever its composition, is sure to have a very difficult task in front of it--keeping Greece in the eurozone while mollifying a people exhausted by the nation's fifth year of recession.

    • Op-Ed

    The Euro-Exit Taboo

    Europe's periphery is finding itself at a crossroads similar to the one Argentina and Latvia faced in the last decade. But a decision to exit or stay in the eurozone will have much more far-reaching consequences.

    • Article

    French Elections and the Eurozone: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    • James Bond
    • April 26, 2012

    Neither candidate in France's presidential election has addressed the growth and competitiveness issues underlying the country's economic problems. But failing to grapple with them could be ominous for the entire eurozone.

    • Op-Ed

    The Competitiveness Crisis

    While the commotion over bond spreads is justified, it diverts attention from the main arena where the survival of the euro will ultimately be decided: the realignment of Europe's peripheral economies toward exports and import substitutes.

Carnegie Experts on
EU Politics

  • expert thumbnail - Dempsey
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Lehne
    Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.
  • expert thumbnail - Pierini
    Marc Pierini
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.
  • expert thumbnail - Ülgen
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Vimont
    Pierre Vimont
    Senior Fellow
    Carnegie Europe
    Vimont is a senior fellow at Carnegie Europe. His research focuses on the European Neighborhood Policy, transatlantic relations, and French foreign policy.
  • expert thumbnail - Youngs
    Richard Youngs
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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