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New report: Wake-up call for the EU after Brexit

New report: Wake-up call for the EU after Brexit

Reforms and a deepening of European economic and monetary union are vital for the future of the EU. If the euro fails, the entire European project is at risk. These are the key findings of the report "Repair and prepare: growth and the euro after Brexit", which was prepared by an international expert group. The group is led by Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin and Professor at the Hertie School of Governance, and Enrico Letta. The report puts forward a three-step plan to reform the European Economic and Monetary Union. more

Euro area crisis: a short history

Euro area crisis: a short history

In this policy paper, Jörg Haas and Katharina Gnath argue that the most widely shared explanations of the crisis have an important element in common: they point to the importance of debt imbalances in the euro area, be they private or public. From this starting point, it is possible to create a coherent account of the roots of crisis and the contagion effects. more

Brexit as a window of opportunity for treaty reform in the EU

Brexit as a window of opportunity for treaty reform in the EU

The decision of the UK to leave the EU has important constitutional implications for the EU. Whether they like it or not, after the UK formally withdraws, the remaining EU member states will need to change the EU treaties and other quasiconstitutional EU laws to account for a new Union at 27. Federico Fabbrini explains why Brexit is a window of opportunity or a broader constitutional reform of the EU. more

Q&A: Excessive deficit procedure without fines?

Q&A: Excessive deficit procedure without fines?

On July 27 the European Commission announced that it would not fine Portugal and Spain for their excessive deficits. Had the Commission decided to impose the fines, it would have been the first time: No country has ever paid one. So what does the excessive deficit procedure actually do? Here is an overview of its track record. more

Reform proposal for an overhaul of the Dublin system

Reform proposal for an overhaul of the Dublin system

The massive influx of migrants has exposed fundamental flaws in the EU’s asylum system. The policy paper by Henrik Enderlein and Nicole Koenig presents a comprehensive reform proposal linking a thorough overhaul of the Dublin system with flanking measures in external border control, internal security and external cooperation.  more

New report: Wake-up call for the EU after Brexit

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Reforms and a deepening of European economic and monetary union are vital for the future of the EU. If the euro fails, the entire European project is at risk. These are the key findings of the report "Repair and prepare: growth and the euro after Brexit", which was prepared by an international expert group. The group is led by Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin and Professor at the Hertie School of Governance, and Enrico Letta. The report puts forward a three-step plan to reform the European Economic and Monetary Union. mehr more

Euro area crisis: a short history

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In this policy paper, Jörg Haas and Katharina Gnath argue that the most widely shared explanations of the crisis have an important element in common: they point to the importance of debt imbalances in the euro area, be they private or public. From this starting point, it is possible to create a coherent account of the roots of crisis and the contagion effects. mehr more

Brexit as a window of opportunity for treaty reform in the EU

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The decision of the UK to leave the EU has important constitutional implications for the EU. Whether they like it or not, after the UK formally withdraws, the remaining EU member states will need to change the EU treaties and other quasiconstitutional EU laws to account for a new Union at 27. Federico Fabbrini explains why Brexit is a window of opportunity or a broader constitutional reform of the EU. mehr more

Bratislava Summit at 27: Making the EU great again?

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On 16 September 2016, the Heads of State or Government will meet informally without the UK to discuss the political and practical implications of Brexit. Which topics are likely to be on the agenda? What are the main dividing lines? And what can we expect from this ‘non-summit’? An analysis by Nicole Koenig. mehr more

Q&A: Excessive deficit procedure without fines?

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On July 27 the European Commission announced that it would not fine Portugal and Spain for their excessive deficits. Had the Commission decided to impose the fines, it would have been the first time: No country has ever paid one. So what does the excessive deficit procedure actually do? Here is an overview of its track record. mehr more