The European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting in September was strained by dissent over the decision to launch another monetary easing package. Governing council members disagreed on the economic outlook, interest rates, and, most notably,… [Read more]
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Nobody cares about the EU… and why should they?
North Americans seem to have no problem considering Europe as one, well-oiled, unified whole. So why don’t Europeans? Especially given the impending European elections, why don’t people care more about the EU? Something considerably fundamental… [Read more]
Caught Between a Rock and a “Hard” Brexit
Mark Dawson is Professor of European law and governance at the Hertie School and has been watching the aftermath of the Brexit referendum unfold from Berlin. After the dust settled, Lisa Gow, one of the… [Read more]
Two Birds with One Stone: Save the Euro, Solve the Migrant Crisis?
You would be forgiven for missing the potential solution to the two largest crises facing modern Europe. Although well-received by the European Commission, it passed almost immediately into public obscurity, hidden away in a four-page… [Read more]
The European Union and its Quest for Equal Opportunities
While equal pay and equal treatment have been fundamental principles of the EU order since the Treaty of Rome in 1957, it is clear that they have not found full expression in the lives of… [Read more]