Experts & Staff

Wolfgang Münchau

A test cynically calibrated to fix the result

The EU’s bank stress tests were flawed. The methodology suffered fundamental problems and was designed to fix the results. As ECFR council member Wolfgang Münchau argues in the Financial Times, if you tried to test the safety of cars using the same method, you would end up in jail.

Van Rompuy is the right man for the job

Belgian leadership consists of bringing consensus to a fractious coalition, exactly what the president of the EU has to do