Media

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Heidi Marleen Kuhlmann: kuhlmann@delorsinstitut.de
Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein: enderlein@delorsinstitut.de

Current Media Appearances

SOTEU is more than a speech

The blogpost “5 things you need to know about the SOTEU speech” by Valentin Kreilinger, Policy Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, was mentioned in the POLITICO Brussels Playbook on 12 September 2018. more

Four countries, four stories

A decoupling between wages and productivity did not occur in 2013 for the first time: Pola Schneemelcher and Philipp Ständer argue in their Blog Post that a tendency of decoupling started even before the crisis. The researchers of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin also identified significant differences among the individual member states in regards to the development of wages and productivity. Pola Schneemelcher and Philipp Ständer explain in their Blog Post what this observation means for the debate on the reform of crisis-response instruments and the coordination of economic policies. The Blog Post is a secondary publication on Social Europe. more

The political earthquake in Germany

While Chancellor Angela Merkel claims that the situation at the EU’s borders is a “European challenge” and therefore “needs a European solution”, the headwind from within the Union (CDU/CSU), stays equally strong. The Sunday Times quotes Nicole Koenig, researcher at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, commenting on the fraction between the two sister parties currently representing the bigger share in the grand coalition government: “Söder and Seehofer are pushing a kind of ‘Germany first’ policy ahead of the June European Council. That is entirely different from what Merkel is trying to achieve: […] A common European approach and [to] defend multilateralism.” more

Storm over Italy: a toxic atmosphere in Europe?

„Do countries like Germany still believe in Italy?“, asks Henrik Enderlein, director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin in the online newspaper Spiegel. The biggest threat the storm currently brewing over Italy poses, is not only the possible comeback of the Euro crisis, but also the growing mistrust between the European states and citizens. According to the designated director of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, the central elements of any reform for the Eurozone must be higher market discipline and increased risk sharing. If the European states are to save their common currency, they must act together – and do so urgently. more

Foul weather fund vs. Eurozone budget

Commenting on the idea of a foul weather fund to soften the effects of future currency crises, presented by the DIW, the Handelsblatt quotes Lukas Guttenberg from the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, who points out that “a purely technocratic instrument, which does not create political use”, only strengthened populists. Guttenberg supports French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal to introduce a Eurozone budget, underlining that any instrument of stabilization requires political control. more