Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University, was Chairman of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. In this commentary, he describes the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute as being about power and democracy much more than money and economics—and takes a stance on … Continue reading Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

Exploring ‘Exploratory Governance’: the Hertie Governance Report 2015

With the Eurozone crisis not yet over, Albert Weale, Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL, reviews the Hertie Governance Report 2015 as it analyses the key issues facing the European Institutions in terms of economic governance. As ad hoc solutions are found to deal with urgent matters, what does this mean for political accountability and reform in the EU, and what lessons … Continue reading Exploring ‘Exploratory Governance’: the Hertie Governance Report 2015

The financial services industry and the European Central Bank: the UK has won a battle, but can it win the war?

Following a recent judgment in the Court of Justice of the EU, Professor Steve Peers, a specialist in EU and Human Rights Law at the University of Essex, examines the changing dynamics between the UK’s financial services industry and the European Central Bank. With pressure mounting for greater regulation from the ECB within the Eurozone, how might this impact on non-Eurozone member states?   Until a … Continue reading The financial services industry and the European Central Bank: the UK has won a battle, but can it win the war?