October 7th, 2013

This year, Ireland will become the first eurozone country to exit its EU bailout.  That sounds like good news.  For the Irish, though, it’s hard to believe the light at the end of the tunnel is not just a train.

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January 23rd, 2013
David Cameron proposed a referendum on Britain’s EU membership today. How rescuing the Euro brought the UK to this point:
Saving the Euro, Dividing the Union: Could Europe’s Deeper Integration Push the United Kingdom Out?
The collapse of the eurozone no longer seems likely, thanks to its members’ decisions to coordinate their fiscal policies more closely. But it is exactly that tighter integration that has made many Euro-skeptic Brits want to opt out of the EU altogether.

David Cameron proposed a referendum on Britain’s EU membership today. How rescuing the Euro brought the UK to this point:


Saving the Euro, Dividing the Union: Could Europe’s Deeper Integration Push the United Kingdom Out?

The collapse of the eurozone no longer seems likely, thanks to its members’ decisions to coordinate their fiscal policies more closely. But it is exactly that tighter integration that has made many Euro-skeptic Brits want to opt out of the EU altogether.

September 14th, 2012

Foreign Affairs Focus on the Global Economy with Ray Dalio

Managing Editor Jonathan Tepperman interviews Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio on the European debt crisis and Eurozone’s future, the promising financial condition of emerging markets, and how countries can structure a successful deleveraging. Mr. Dalio emphasizes the wisdom, restraint, and historical awareness necessary to balance fiscal and monetary policy.

May 24th, 2012

Is the euro a failed experiment, or can it yet survive? Gideon Rose, the editor of Foreign Affairs, interviews Martin Feldstein, the Harvard Professor and author of “The Failure of the Euro.” Feldstein explains the consequences of the European debt crisis, noting the differences among Greece, Italy, Spain, and others.

November 18th, 2011

Germany Broke the Euro, Now It Has to Fix It

As the eurozone’s biggest economy, it was Germany’s job to stabilize the system when the first signs of financial trouble appeared. It did the opposite. The euro’s survival depends on Frankfurt finally assuming its role as leader. Read full article.

July 18th, 2011

Avoiding the Next Eurozone Crisis

How to Build an EU that Works

The EU’s current framework cannot prevent or manage fiscal problems effectively. This does not mean that it is too late to build one that can. In addition to better financial cooperation, eurozone countries need to deepen their political coordination as well, says Lorenze Bini Smaghi, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. 

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