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Jun 14, 2011

Greece
A ’Deepening’ European Union

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 o…

Mar 13, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
Europe Ukraine The European Union’s Eastern Partnership

The most recent crisis in Ukraine has invited closer scrutiny of the European Union’s approach to its Eastern neighbors.

Nov 2, 2009

Europe and Eurasia
Stressed Union

The greatest challenge of European monetary union is devising a single monetary policy for a large grouping of countries facing divergent economic conditions. As these charts show, this challenge h…

Sep 24, 2010

European Union
The Potential Twilight of the European Union

This essay assesses the causes and consequences of the renationalization of politics in the European Union. Editor's Note: This essay is part of the collection Crisis in the Eurozone. Introduct…

Sep 24, 2010

Europe and Eurasia
A New Reality for the European Union

This essay analyzes recent political and economic trends in Europe, as European Union member states—and Germany in particular—deprioritize the goal of integration. Editor's Note: This essay is par…

Jun 24, 2013

Europe
European Banking Union: Small Steps

European finance ministers meet Wednesday to try and agree on common rules for resolving a failed bank, after failing to do so this past weekend.  If agreement is reached, and it appears far from cer…

Jun 1, 2005

Europe
EUROPEAN UNION: The French & Dutch Referendums

This publication is now archived. What’s the significance of the French and Dutch "no" votes to the EU constitution?They have dealt the EU constitution a potentially fatal blow, experts say. All 25 m…

May 26, 2005

Europe
EUROPEAN UNION: The French Referendum

This publication is now archived. What is at stake in France’s vote on the EU constitution?A great deal. Most experts say if France votes "no" on the European Union constitution in its May 29 referen…

Mar 16, 2017

Europe
Dutch Elections and the European Economy

European markets celebrated the strong electoral showing by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party (VVD), which looks to ensure another term for him leading a center-right coalition in the Netherlands. Th…

Dec 6, 2016

Italy
Italian Vote Showcases European Discontent

The defeat of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reforms is another sign that voter anger over poor economic performance is driving anti-establishment politics across Europe, says C…