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A Growth Strategy for Greece

George Papandreou interviewed by Christopher Alessi

The EU and IMF should loosen the austerity requirements of Greece's bailout package to allow the indebted country to implement needed growth-enhancing policies, says former prime minister George Papandreou.

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The EU Budget Debate

Sebastian Mallaby interviewed by Christopher Alessi

Acrimony among European leaders regarding a new EU budget is indicative of larger challenges the union faces in facilitating further economic integration, says CFR's Sebastian Mallaby.

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Fraying European Unity

Charles A. Kupchan interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The financial and political crisis facing Europe can only be redressed with further eurozone integration that the continent's publics may not be ready for, says CFR's Charles A. Kupchan.

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Restructuring Euro Debt and Latin Lessons

William R. Cline interviewed by Christopher Alessi

Greece's new prime minister is seeking crucial parliamentary support for an EU bailout package that will require restructuring its sovereign debt. Economist William Cline says Uruguay's 2003 default offers a constructive model.

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Calling for an EU Federal Budget

Jacques Attali interviewed by Christopher Alessi

The European sovereign debt crisis is compounded by a faltering U.S. economy, making the implementation of an EU-wide federal budget and coordination of nation-state budgets necessary to preserve the single currency, says economist Jacques Attali.

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A 'Deepening' European Union

Iain Begg interviewed by Christopher Alessi

Though Standard and Poor's ranks Greece as the world's lowest-rated economy, calling into question the eurozone's future, economist Iain Begg says the debt crisis will paradoxically have the effect of deepening EU integration.

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A Divided and Insular EU

Stewart M. Patrick interviewed by Roya Wolverson

The eurozone fiscal crisis has led many EU members to discount the benefits of European integration, but the bloc is likely to muddle along and focus on inward relations while bonds with Washington weaken, says CFR's Stewart Patrick.

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