EU ‘strategic autonomy’ requires a revitalised industrial policy which goes beyond the national container.
When the European heads of state and government meet at the European Council this week and discuss EU trade policy, it will be very hard to gloss over one obvious fact: that policy lies in shambles. There is little hope to rescue the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States, an arrangement […]
International conflicts are inevitable when governments challenge the excesses of multinational corporations. Emotions are running high after the EU commission ordered the Irish government to claw back €13 billion in unpaid taxes from Apple, with the US government threatening retaliation. Following Britain’s decision to leave the world’s largest trading block and declarations by French and German […]
When travelling across Europe these days, I have noticed how once again the economic policy debate in Germany has completely decoupled from that in the rest of Europe. While the euro periphery is still licking its wounds from the euro crisis, in Germany a new narrative of the crisis management of the past years is […]