Publications by Lucas Guttenberg

New Beginnings: Eurozone Reform

The new Commission should shift gears. Rather than spending ever more political capital on ever smaller technical reform steps, it should focus on fostering a political consensus on the future direction of Eurozone reform. In parallel, it should ensure that the Eurozone is prepared for the next crisis, which might just be around the corner. This means first to bring the current reform package including a mini-Eurozone budget over the finish line; second to make Banking Union work properly; and third to prepare a playbook for a joint fiscal response in a future recession. more

In search of women

"If the Member States do not send enough women to Brussels, von der Leyen should not shy away from conflict and insist on subsequent nominations", Lucas Guttenberg is quoted in an article by Zeit Online. Von der Leyen is under pressure to act on her promise of a commission with equal representation, after some member states nominated only men as commissioners even against her clear wish. more

European Parliament: Time to move on

The European Parliament should commit Ursula von der Leyen to an ambitious agenda and counter the desolate image of the Council with a show of responsibility and foresight. Simply blocking her election as President of the Commission does not help anyone - let alone Europe. more

Don’t block, but shape Europe

"Negotiate until it hurts", instead of fundamental opposition to Ursula von der Leyen in revenge for the ignored ‘Spitzenkandidat’ principle. This is what Lucas Guttenberg demands from the European Parliament in a contribution for Zeit Online ahead of the vote on the office of President of the Commission. If the MEPs let von der Leyen fail as President of the Commission, nobody profits. more

A budget for the eurozone – revolution or mere symbol?

The French weekly "Le Point" takes up Lucas Guttenberg's criticism of the eurozone's compromise on a common eurozone budget. According to our deputy director, the key points that were presented are merely a "symbolic gesture". Whether a budget in this form would be useful at all, however, remains questionable. more