Experts & Staff

Thomas Klau

ECFR Alumni · Former Senior Policy Fellow

Biography

Thomas Klau used to work for ECFR as Senior Policy Fellow and Head of the Paris office.

 

 

 

Should the euro be abolished?

In this contribution to an online Economist debate on the future of the euro, Thomas Klau argues that the single currency is indispensible if Europe is to punch its weight on the global stage in the 21st century.  

A new deal for the eurozone

The Maastricht foundation that underpins the € has been shown to be a fair weather construct, unsuited to the economic troubles of the last two years. Now a new storm-proof framework is needed, with Germany sharing economic sovereignty in exchange for other eurozone members buying into a new governance model largely devised in Berlin.

Publications

Articles

Hollande has reinvented politics in Europe

The implosion of Greece's party political landscape and the victory of François Hollande in France transformed the political debate in Europe. Moreover, both events act as a catalyst for a political reinvention of the eurozone and an emergence of a transnational political space.  

Preparing for President Hollande

The prospect of a victory by François Hollande may be causing nervousness in Berlin and elsewhere, but the socialist candidate in the French presidential elections is a natural compromise-builder, and Europe should have no real reason to fear his victory.  

France deserves better than this

As France votes in the first round of its presidential elections, the French people have been denied an analytically, politically honest and comprehensive engagement by the politicians with the real issues at hand in France and Europe.  

Should the euro be abolished?

In this contribution to an online Economist debate on the future of the euro, Thomas Klau argues that the single currency is indispensible if Europe is to punch its weight on the global stage in the 21st century.  

Podcasts

In the media

Former policy fellow Thomas Klau on the continued support for EU membership among Europeans

Thomas Klau writes on the European diplomacy for La Croix. 

Thomas Klau quoted on Juncker's candidacy.

Thomas Klau comments on the results of the EP elections. 

Thomas Klau on Euroscepticism in Eastern Member States