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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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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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Tough Love for Eurozone

Daniel Gros interviewed by Roya Wolverson

Saving the European Union requires a plan to allow fiscally weak member countries to fail, as well as painful lifestyle changes and some loss of national sovereignty, says the Centre for European Policy Studies' Daniel Gros.

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