Economic theory explains why a single European currency didn’t bring geographical convergence—but only political action can realise that.
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As another sovereign-debt crisis looms, Adam Tooze warns against repeating the mistake of delegating to anonymised ‘markets’ accountable political choices.
Crisis measures to promote recovery in Europe must begin to address its underlying productivity challenge.
A mass online survey across the continent has found Europeans reeling from the coronavirus crisis—and losing trust in their leaders’ ability to manage it.
Efforts to attack multinationals’ tax avoidance at EU level fall foul of national beneficiaries. Time to try naming and shaming instead.
The coming economic emergency demands an emergency boost to demand, via an unconditional monthly payment for its duration.
Emergence from the coronavirus crisis cannot be to ‘business as usual’ but must urgently open a transition to socio-environmental sustainability.
EU leaders must not behave like generals fighting the last war. If the Recovery Fund is to be adequate to the challenge of the coronavirus crisis, this time must be different.
Europe must look beyond keeping companies on life support and staunching national debts to a continent-wide reconstruction driven by public investment.
With ‘coronabonds’ stymied, an exit from the crisis had depended on ECB monetary operations—until the German constitutional court weighed in.
The easing of state-aid rules in the Covid-19 crisis has tilted the competitive playing-field away from those member states where Euro-disaffection is already growing.
We must build back more resilient, just societies that consume within ecological limits.