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The Political Economy of Democracy in the Eurozone during the Crisis

If Europe’s economic and monetary union is to be completed and become true to its purpose in a democratic manner, many more steps are needed towards establishing proper democratic processes at the EU level. This will have to include true convergence and the elimination of disequilibria between Member States, an actual mechanism for fiscal transfers to Member States that are in financial difficulties, and, primarily, a forum where different paradigms for the direction of the Eurozone could be heard and materialize.

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2nd Call for Blog Contributions

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Following a succesfull series of guest blogs by highly-esteemed academics, contributions to a maximum of 1.000 words are once more invited on any issue relevant to the EU and democratic principles or processes, from any discipline within the social sciences, economics or law. Please send all proposals or full blog submissions for review at euanddemocracy@gmail.com. […]

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-  ΝΕΟ BLOG: κ. Αλέξανδρος Κυριακίδης “Το ΔΝΤ, το Ελληνικό Χρέος, και το 3ο Ελληνικό Πρόγραμμα” –  NEW ARTICLE  on the Greek Crisis and the EU-IMF assistance programmes by Alexandros Kyriakidis in IJES 24(2) 2016 – full article on “The Greek Crisis 2009-2015: A Comprehensive Analysis of the EU-IMF Financial Assistance Programs”

Το ΔΝΤ, το Ελληνικό Χρέος, και το 3ο Ελληνικό Πρόγραμμα

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Λαμβάνοντας υπ’ όψιν το προεκτεθέν ισχύον νομικό-θεσμικό αλλά και πολιτικό πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος, η συμμετοχή του ΔΝΤ, όπως έχει ήδη επισημανθεί από τον Μάιο του 2016, φαίνεται αναπόφευκτη. Αυτό που θα πρέπει, όμως, να επιτευχθεί είναι τουλάχιστον η ορθή κρίση από το ΔΝΤ των μέτρων που προτείνουν οι εντός-Ευρώπης δανειστές για το Ελληνικό χρέος, ώστε […]

Τα Μέτρα Αναδιανομής και η Επιστολή Τσακαλώτου

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Η επιστολή του Υπουργού Οικονομικών δεν περιλαμβάνει νέες δεσμεύσεις, δεν ανακαλεί τα μέτρα που ανακοινώθηκαν από τον Πρωθυπουργό, ούτε και έρχεται σε αντίθεση με την υλοποίηση των μέτρων στην Ελληνική έννομη τάξη. Τα μέτρα που λήφθηκαν δεν φαίνεται να εμπίπτουν στο πλαίσιο της δέσμευσης αποφυγής μονομερών ενεργειών

EU Exit – The Role of the Left

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The left finds itself in a difficult position.  Its role is needed more than ever in the post-WWII period.  However, its internal divisions limit its impact on developments.  This state of limbo must be overcome, if the left is to be able to push forward and work towards putting an end to the crisis in […]

How does differentiated integration affect or is affected by policy responses to the disruptive innovations of the ‘collaborative’ or ‘sharing’ economy in the EU’s single market?

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Might we see a renewal of the Community method which has retreated somewhat since the banking and euro crisis? If this is not achievable, does this mean there are limitations to free movement of services in the single market that cannot be avoided and will this confirm a turn towards differentiated integration?

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