EU

Op-Ed

What Hollande Must Tell Germany

Author: Martin Wolf
Financial Times

Martin Wolf argues that François Hollande can put the eurozone back on a path to prosperity by shifting German leaders' focus away from austerity and toward reforms coupled with symmetric adjustment of the monetary union's internal imbalances.

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Primary Sources

Ouagadougou Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Especially Women and Children

The Ouagadougou Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Especially Women and Children was adopted on November 23, 2006 by the EU and African states. The EU says, "It aims at developing co-operation, best practices and mechanisms to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings between the European Union and the African Union. The Action Plan takes a holistic human rights approach and includes measures also to protect the victims and prosecute the traffickers."

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Must Read

Vox: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Corporate Tax Reform in the EU

Authors: Leon Bettendorf, Michael Devereux, Simon Loretz, and Albert van der Horst

The European Commission has launched proposals to radically reform corporate income tax in the EU with a system known as the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax base. This column in Vox suggests that this reform would have significant effects on individual member states, but only small effects at the aggregate level in terms of employment, GDP and efficiency.

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Backgrounder

The Eurozone in Crisis

Author: Christopher Alessi

The eurozone, once seen as a crowning achievement in the decades-long path of European integration, is buffeted by a sovereign debt crisis of nations whose membership in the currency union has been poorly policed.

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Audio

Europe Update (Audio)

Speakers: Maurizio Molinari, Andrew Nagorski, and Elaine Sciolino
Presider: David A. Andelman

Experts discuss the economic, political, and social conditions in Europe and analyze what is next for Italy, France, and Germany.

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Audio

Europe Update

Speakers: Maurizio Molinari, Andrew Nagorski, and Elaine F. Sciolino
Presider: David A. Andelman

Experts discuss the economic, political, and social conditions in Europe and analyze what is next for Italy, France, and Germany.

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Analysis Brief

Italy and the Future of the Eurozone

Author: Christopher Alessi

New Prime Minister Mario Monti faces the daunting task of reining in Italy's high public debt. Analysts say he will have to tackle fiscal irresponsibility to rebuild market confidence and prevent the eurozone's third largest economy from defaulting.

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