Last week ECFR’s annual Council meeting took place in Berlin where around 100 council members discussed solutions to the euro crisis and a range of foreign policy challenges. Here is a blog post by Hans Kundnani summarising the main issues of the meeting (hint: euro crisis, role of Germany)
At the same time, speculations about a Spanish bailout have dominated the political agenda this week. José Ignacio Torreblanca analyses the Spanish situation and makes the case that focusing on national interests will not get us out of the crisis.
In another blog post, José Ignacio Torreblanca argues that the current crisis is in fact a crisis of democracy and that our democratic systems are in need of reform:
“The crisis is largely due to the incompleteness and defects of the EU. But it also shows up the defects of our democracy: the weakness of the state, vulnerable to hijacking by sectorial interests — private, or grouped around political parties”
More on the euro crisis:
Middle East and North Africa:
21st November 2012 at 08:11pm
I have been researching this subject for a few days now for a report I am writing. Your post has been very helpful in this regard. Thanks for another great post.
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