The EU should not, and cannot, afford to forget what Ursula von der Leyen called the EU’s “man on the moon” moment when the Green New Deal was announced.
For my fellow English readers, please find below my latest piece co-written with Ollivier Bodin about European Union, Green transition and economic policies published by Euractiv. Reforming the rules for coordinating budgetary and economic policies in the eurozone is a necessity to conciliate economic, social and climate objectives. Ollivier Bodin is an economist. Michael Vincent is an... Lire la Suite →
Finalising the Banking Union and Eurozone Governance October 15, 2018 Author: Michael Vincent, Ollivier Bodin In this paper, the authors analyse the state of play with reference to Meseberg’s Franco-German “consensus” and then discuss the stakes involved with reforming the governance and the economic policies that are supposed to be conducive to financial resilience and the stability... Lire la Suite →
The generation who agreed on the internal market and created the Euro did it with the expectation that a ever closer political union, cooperation and solidarity would follow. 20 years after, all this is stuck: it is for my generation to sort out this mess, to pay the price for the lack of trust and courage to find a cooperative solution.
A less united Europe could be problematic in a globalised economy where some of the main players and emerging countries are continent-wide
A united Europe might be an idea worth dying for; no one could thing this would literally apply in 2016 in western Europe.