Research

A Greek programme for Greece

A Greek programme for Greece

05 November 2014
The programmes for Greece are not working. It is time for a new approach that focuses on the long-term and Greek ownership.
The eurozone’s German problem

The eurozone’s German problem

20 October 2014
Germany’s uncompromising stance is short-sighted, and poses a greater risk to its economic and political interests than a ‘grand bargain’ with the French and Italians.
Would Britain’s trade be freer outside the EU?

Would Britain’s trade be freer outside the EU?

16 October 2014
A post-‘Brexit’ Britain would struggle to make up for foregone trade opportunities with the EU by signing trade agreements with non-European countries.

Unlocking Europe's capital markets union

Hugo Dixon
15 October 2014
The goal of a capital markets union should be to develop healthy non-bank sources of finance. This should be achieved mainly by liberating, not controlling markets.
Why devaluing the euro is not mercantilism

Why devaluing the euro is not mercantilism

02 October 2014
The ECB needs to be more innovative and drastic to weaken the euro. This would help the eurozone without hurting the world economy.
Ukraine, Russia and the EU

Ukraine, Russia and the EU

30 September 2014
So long as Ukraine’s state and economy remain weak, Russia may be tempted into making further incursions. The West must therefore help to strengthen the country.
Juncker and his college: The unexpected reformer?

Juncker and his college: The unexpected reformer?

26 September 2014
Few believed that Juncker would champion changes in the way the EU does things.
No easy choices: Realpolitik in Mesopotamia

No easy choices: Realpolitik in Mesopotamia

Rem Korteweg
26 September 2014
To fight ISIS, the West will have to engage with its friends in the region, and its foes.
How to pull the eurozone out of the mire

How to pull the eurozone out of the mire

26 September 2014
To free the eurozone, public investment, tax cuts and monetary stimulus are needed.
Brussels medicine

How Brussels' medicine is killing the 'French patient'

24 September 2014
France is not yet the 'sick man of Europe', but it is ailing thanks to swallowing too much bad medicine prescribed by Brussels and Berlin.
International climate negotiations should focus on money, not targets

International climate negotiations should focus on money, not targets

Stephen Tindale
17 September 2014
The G20 should implement its 2009 pledge to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, and give the money instead to the Green Climate Fund.
A UK without Scotland

A UK without Scotland

12 September 2014
If the Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom, what is left of it will be more likely to leave the EU.
The challenge to the West: Restoring European deterrence

The challenge to the West: Restoring European deterrence

03 September 2014
With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, deterrence in Europe has broken down. The EU and NATO must show resolve if they are to restore it.
Learning from Herman: A handbook for the European Council president

Learning from Herman: A handbook for the European Council president

21 August 2014
Van Rompuy needs to forge a consensus on his successor. He should look in the mirror and seek a candidate with his own best characteristics.
Boris Johnson, Gerard Lyons and policy-based evidence making

Boris Johnson, Gerard Lyons and policy-based evidence making

11 August 2014
Conservatives say that leaving the EU would be better than the status quo, but where is the evidence?
Dealing with Russia: law, jaw and war

Dealing with Russia: Law, jaw and war

08 August 2014
The EU should be ready to take more steps against Russia, and help defend Ukraine – but also talk directly to Putin to try to change his mind.
EU enlargement

EU enlargement

31 July 2014
A number of member-states are unenthusiastic about further EU enlargement, but has the EU grown as much as it is going to?
The banking union alone cannot bring recovery

The banking union alone cannot bring recovery

29 July 2014
The banking union is a work in progress but a significant step in the right direction. However, it will not be enough for a proper recovery.