Publications by Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein

Why Meseberg matters – A short explainer

Henrik Enderlein and Lucas Guttenberg explain the main features of the Franco-German position on euro area reform as agreed in Meseberg. They argue that it is an important step forward because finally the two biggest euro area countries have agreed to jointly ask the right questions for the future of EMU and are signaling readiness to give joint answers to them. 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

Should Bulgaria join the euro now?

While the Bulgarian case for joining the euro seems compelling, neither Sofia nor Brussels should jump the gun now. Not only does Bulgaria still lack the institutional capacity to be a reliable member of the club; it would also lose improtant degrees of freedom to foster growth and deal with crises at home. This Blog Post argues that Bulgaria’s accession should be based on prudence rather than precipitation. more

Twelve thoughts on Brexit

We are at half-time in the Article 50 process leading to Brexit. The departure of the UK from the European Union is now exactly 12 months away. This is the right moment to take stock and list a few backward- and forward-looking thoughts. In this Blog Post, Henrik Enderlein opts for straight talk. Here are his twelve key points on Brexit. more

Germany: Europe makes the front page

The European Union has found a prominent role in the new German coalition agreement. “It’s the first time that Europe is the first chapter in a German coalition treaty,” Henrik Enderlein explains in the New York Times. more