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The Euro Just Turned 20!

Written by Elodie Arpa, Ambassador to Austria This year the Euro celebrates its 20th anniversary. 19 EU-member states use the Euro as their national currency, which means more than 340 million Europeans trade with it on a daily basis (a… Continue Reading →

Why Targeting the Benefits of Social Policies on the Worst-off is Not Efficient

An analysis of the European welfare states. Written by Mathis Porchez In 2017, the Gini coefficient of the European Union (28 countries) was 0,31 while the average of the Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden) was only 0,26. Building on… Continue Reading →

Reforming the Corporate Taxation in The European Union: Paradox, Challenge and Opportunity

Written by Shu-Chien Chen Despite the European Union’s (EU) history of development for more than five decades; the EU is now suffering from a backlash and crises. The prevalence of aggressive tax avoidance scenarios conducted by multinationals is one of the… Continue Reading →

Saving the multilateral trading system: EU’s action plan to reform the World Trade Organization

Written by Yasmine Idrissi Azzouzi Geneva, November 2018 On September 18th, the European Commission has published proposals to reform the World Trade Organization. Since its establishment in 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has created a level playing field for… Continue Reading →

Inflation Rate in the European Union

Written by Enrique Fernández de Frutos I begin this article by recalling the valuable lessons that George Harrison has given us unwittingly to the financial and economic world. It seems that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) plan to keep the inflation… Continue Reading →

Diplomacy: The art of letting somebody else have your way

The world order established post World War II is today subject to profound modifications, highlighted by globalization and the rise of new economic powers. Economics has gradually become the principal driving force of political influence while global divisions have taken… Continue Reading →

Can EU monetarism function without fiscal compatibility?

  One of the concerns facing the European Union (EU) as a monetary union is whether it can justly support itself as a politico-economic institution solely utilising monetarism in the absence of a ‘fiscal union’, which would fundamentally require a… Continue Reading →

Brexit may be our last chance to achieve a two-speed Europe

Gordon Brown expressed a memorable idea during the referendum. He claimed that the E.U. should be   “A United Europe of States, not a United States of Europe.” Britain could champion a looser arrangement of states on Europe’s ‘Outer’ periphery: The European Outer Area (EOA). This… Continue Reading →

Is the EU’s environmental policy a clay-footed colossus?

    While the European Union ratified the Paris Agreement last October, right before the beginning of COP 22 taking place in Marrakech (Morocco), can EU environmental policy realistically aim at a “high level of protection” (in accordance with article… Continue Reading →

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