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"The Return Of The German Question" by Hans Kundnani NEW
Social Europe 20 Hours, 1 Minute ago
One of the key geopolitical issues in Europe prior to the Second World War was how the power of Germany could be effectively balanced by other European states. Hans Kundnani assesses the relevance of these historical debates to the current...
"Thank You Greece!" by Maria Helena dos Santos André NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 20 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
In a time when in Paris Marine Le Pen is “Ante Portas”, when xenophobic populists are marching through the streets of Dresden, when in London the UKIP sets the tone for an ever more anti-European hysteria, and when in Helsinki the Finnish...
"Tsipras And Syriza’s Win Reboots European Social Democracy" by David Gow NEW
Social Europe 1 Day, 23 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The “vicious circle of austerity is over,” said Alexis Tsipras, Syriza leader and Greece’s likely new premier, after his party won a stunning victory in yesterday’s general election. It would be replaced, he added, by “a...
"The First Three Things A Syriza Government Would Do" by Yanis Varoufakis NEW
Social Europe 2 Days, 22 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Paul Mason of the UK’s Channel 4 News conducted a very interesting interview with Yanis Varoufakis, who is tipped to become finance minister in a Syriza government. In the interview, Varoufakis revealed the three policy priorities of a Syria go...
"The Cost Of Inequality In Women’s Work" by Nuria Molina NEW
Social Europe 4 Days, 22 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
It’s that Davos time of the year, when a bunch of powerful men gather in a luxurious Swiss ski resort to re-assure the 99% that the global economy is in good hands. But is it? According to IMF head Christine Lagarde “The answer is most li...
"Dramatic news on QE – ECB takes steps to fulfil its price stability mandate" by Andrew Watt NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 16 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
” Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments below. Speculation in the media had been building for weeks concerning the adoption of quantitative easing – the purchase of sovereign bonds or other financial securities usi...
"How To Make The Eurozone Sustainable" by Thomas Piketty NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 21 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
In this interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, French economist Thomas Piketty explains why the Fiscal Compact was a mistake, what the ECB can do with a Quantitative Easing (QE) programme, and how the Eurozone needs to be reformed in order t...
"End Austerity Before Fear Kills Greek Democracy" by Alexis Tsipras NEW
Social Europe 5 Days, 23 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Greece changes on January 25, the day of the election. My party, Syriza, guarantees a new social contract for political stability and economic security. We offer policies that will end austerity, enhance democracy and social cohesion a...
"Increasing Public Investment – A Shot In The Arm For The Euro Area Economy" by Ansgar Rannenberg NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 19 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The lack of a meaningful recovery as well as the decline of inflation to worryingly low levels have led to increasing demands for a fiscal stimulus at the Euro Area level. For a recent IMK Report, I have simulated the effect of increasing public inve...
"The Politics Of Economic Stupidity" by Joseph Stiglitz NEW
Social Europe 6 Days, 20 Hours, 1 Minute ago
In 2014, the world economy remained stuck in the same rut that it has been in since emerging from the 2008 global financial crisis. Despite seemingly strong government action in Europe and the United States, both economies suffered deep and prolonged...
"Can Insecure Workers Be Confident Consumers?" by Colin Crouch NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 21 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
A paradox that lies at the heart of capitalism is that economies need consumers to be confident spenders of money on the one hand, while on the other workers’ must accept insecurity and flexibility in their main supply of money: employment inco...
"How The Splitting Of Banks Can Make A Difference" by Christian Ahlers NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 23 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Financial reform has to be strengthened, but the contrary is currently the case, argues Suleika Reiners, financial expert at the World Future Council. Since its first draft, the EU proposal on the splitting of banks has been heavily watered down, the...
"Policy Priorities For A Social Europe" by Marianne Thyssen NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
In 2012, the Four Presidents Report mentioned a European unemployment insurance as a possible mechanism to achieve greater fiscal stability at the EU-level. What do you think about that?  In his political guidelines, President Jun...
"The Real Social Challenge Is Kickstarting Growth" by George Pagoulatos NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
It is impossible to meaningfully address Europe’s social challenges for the present, medium and longer term without addressing the central challenge of economic growth. We are now in a situation where adverse longer-term trends are nested...
"Is Financial Reform An Illusion?" by Martin Hellwig NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The objectives of the planned structural reform of EU banking are ambitious: to prevent systemic risk, avoid misallocation of resources, and facilitate an orderly resolution and recovery. The original idea of the reform is to split the deposit taking...
"How The ECB Can Structure Quantitative Easing Without Fiscal Transfers" by Paul de Grauwe and Yuemei Ji NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The ECB has been struggling to implement a programme of quantitative easing (QE) that would successfully target deflation. The main difficulty is political, stemming from opposition from German institutions. Their argument against is that a governmen...
"From Welfare State To Innovation State" by Dani Rodrik NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
A specter is haunting the world economy – the specter of job-killing technology. How this challenge is met will determine the fate of the world’s market economies and democratic polities, in much the same way that Europe’s response...
"What Will Populism Do To Europe?" by Paweł Świeboda NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
There has been much wishful thinking in Europe that populism will vanish once growth rates pick up. Those who have believed in this unlikely miracle tended to assume that the populist upsurge is a natural reaction to economic misery brought about by...
"Let’s Hope For A Syriza Victory!" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
If you think this sentiment is dangerous, because you have read that if this left wing party formed a government after the forthcoming Greek elections the Eurozone would be plunged into crisis, I suspect you should reconsider where you get your infor...
"Will Technology Destroy Jobs?" by Nouriel Roubini NEW
Social Europe 1 Week, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Technology innovators and CEOs seem positively giddy nowadays about what the future will bring. New manufacturing technologies have generated feverish excitement about what some see as a Third Industrial Revolution. In the years ahead, technological...