Columns & Interviews

Jörg Bibow

Euro Union – Quo Vadis?

This week a slow-motion train wreck hit the wall in Europe. Greece’s Syriza government came to power earlier this year on a mandate to keep Greece in the euro but end austerity. It was clear from the start that this project could only work out if … Read More

Sony Kapoor

Why Greece Never Got A Fair Chance

Despite having experienced an angry German government almost push Greece out of the Eurozone in 2012 first hand, I never thought we would be standing at this crossroads again. It took many of us - advisers, EU technocrats, American politicians and … Read More

Stefan Collignon

Don’t Forget What Europe Is All About!

“If this is Europe, forget it“. With these words Matteo Renzi shamed his colleagues at the European Council meeting last week. I understand his frustration. After inhumanly treating refugees in the Mediterranean Sea, we now witness the breakdown of … Read More

Joseph Stiglitz

Europe’s Attack On Greek Democracy

The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true … Read More

Jürgen Habermas

Why Angela Merkel Is Wrong On Greece

The latest judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) casts a harsh light on the flawed construction of a  currency union without a political union. In the summer of 2012 all citizens owed Mario Draghi a debt of gratitude for uttering a single … Read More

Özlem Onaran

Why Europe Needs A Debt Conference

After yet another summit on the Greek debt on 22 June, there are signs of an “extend and pretend” deal until winter. There is vague talk of a “debt relief” in the future, although it is unclear how much of the debt the Eurozone governments are … Read More


Henning Meyer

The European Butterfly Effect

The Greek people have a momentous decision to make this Sunday. But I am afraid this referendum will not solve the problem no matter what the result. There will, however, be two certain casualties: Greece and European integration. Let me … Read More

Ronald Janssen

Democracy And Monetary Union: How Not To Do It

With the showdown between the “institutions” and Greece catching the headlines of policy discussions across Europe, the publication of the report on completing Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has almost been lost from sight. The report, signed this … Read More

Frank Hoffer

All We Are Saying Is Give Greece A Chance!

Greek unit labour costs are down to the level of 2006, pensions have been slashed, the budget deficit largely eliminated, public sector employment has been reduced by 25%, determination to improve tax collection and deal with tax evasion is stronger … Read More

News & Events

david held

Global Governance… Into The Future

Global governance is failing when we need it most. The paradox of our times is that, as global problems become more complex and threatening, our global institutions lose their force as organizing frameworks for inter-state cooperation. Starting from … Read More

Joseph Stiglitz

Inequality And Climate Change

Joseph Stiglitz discusses the intersection between inequality and climate change with Lord Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics and  Political Science. The event was organised and recorded by the Graduate Center of New York … Read More

Paul Krugman

Inequality – What Can Be Done?

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if two Nobel Prize winning economists discussed inequality and what can be done about it? No need to wonder anymore as you can watch Paul Krugman and Robert Solow discuss the new book "Inequality - What … Read More

Paul Krugman

Inequality And Crisis

The Hans Böckler Stiftung has recently hosted Paul Krugman as a keynote speaker at its annual 'European Dialogue'. In his remarks, Krugman analysed the issue of inequality against the backdrop of the ongoing European crisis. Must watch to understand … Read More

David Graeber

A Fair Future Economy

David Graeber came to the RSA to address our current age of ‘total bureaucratization’, in which public and private power has gradually fused into a single entity, rife with rules and regulations, whose ultimate purpose is the extraction of wealth in … Read More