Monthly Archives: May 2012

Comment on the Greek crisis and EU leaders meeting

It is amazing how blind the EU leaders (German Chancellor, ECB, and some in the EU Commission) are to the political dangers involved in trying to force Greece to implement economic cuts that are bound to fail, that have already failed, and that will plunge the country deeper into misery….and anarchy!  What EU leaders need […]

Democratizing the Eurozone

In recent months, more and more attention has been focused on the failure of the Eurozone leaders’ policies of fiscal consolidation, with growth presented as the alternative. The problems for the Eurozone stem not just from the policies, however.  They also come from the governance processes and the politics—or lack thereof. The main problem for […]

Comment on French elections

The presidential elections in France, the legislative elections in Greece, and the regional elections in Germany together mark a turning point for the EU. The results make clear that, despite their differences, European voters all share a common view that current leaders are not delivering. In France and Greece, voters want an end to unending […]

French Presidential Election 2012 in a Divided Europe

Jolyon Howorth and I were on “Sounds of Dissent” on WZBC 90.3 FM Boston on Saturday, May 5, 2012 discussing the run off elections in France. [Link to program]

L’élection présidentielle française: une élection cruciale pour l’Europe

Here’s a comment I co-authored with Maxime Lefebvre for Le Monde online (in French).

Thinking about the Eurozone as a Bar …

David Brancaccio of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report picks up on my remarks at Brown University’s Watson Institute conference on “The Failure of the Euro.” [Transcript]