Crisis in the Eurozone: Transatlantic Perspectives

Director: Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director, Program on International Institutions and Global Governance

Last Updated: September 24, 2010

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The extraordinary crisis in the eurozone poses an unprecedented challenge to the integrity of the European Union (EU). The International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program asked experts on both sides of the Atlantic to assess its immediate and long-term implications for the continent's political and economic future. We were particularly interested in its likely impact on the future of the "European project"; on the shape of the European economy; on the attractiveness of the EU model of European integration; and on the EU's future as a global player. As the authors explored these questions, several fascinating themes emerged.

Read an overview of the project from IIGG Director Stewart M. Patrick, and explore the individual essays below.


Eurozone Crisis as Historical Legacy: The Enduring Impact of German Unification, Twenty Years On
by Mary Elise Sarotte, professor, University of Southern California

The Eurocrisis, History, and the Uncertain Future of European Integration
by Kathleen R. McNamara, associate professor, Georgetown University

The Potential Twilight of the European Union
by Charles A. Kupchan, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

A New Reality for the European Union
by Katinka Barysch, deputy director, Centre for European Reform

The European Union as a Model for Regional Integration
by Fraser Cameron, senior adviser, European Policy Centre, and adjunct professor, Hertie School of Governance

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