Tag: Economics

A budget to bring added value to Europe

Download the pdf in English here Téléchargez le pdf en français ici To revive democracy in Europe we must produce a European budget that provides added value to all citizens. An EU budget under the control of the European Parliament will result in long-term investments backed up by a revised budget. A long-term vision is… Read more »

The elephant in the European room: the budget

Download the pdf in English here Téléchargez le pdf en français ici Much more than a question of the macroeconomic stabilisation of a sub-optimal monetary zone, the question of the European budget remains a constitutive element of the political community. The EU is suffering from a crisis in public power which requires a budgetary leap… Read more »

Eurozone reforms must focus on institutions and their democratic legitimacy

Download the pdf in English here Téléchargez le pdf en français ici The Commission’s proposals to deepen Economic and Monetary Union have been described as a “power-grab”, but may restore balance to a field so far dominated by the largest EU countries. The one thing that everyone can agree on is that the eurozone needs… Read more »

The need for an ambitious roadmap for 2019

Download the pdf in English here Téléchargez le pdf en français ici At the December 2017 Eurozone Congress, several proposals were made. Pierre Moscovici, a former French Minister of the Economy and Finance, talks about his wish for an ambitious European roadmap for the 2019 European elections. The road map for progressives in the 2019… Read more »

‘Dynamic Resilience’ needed in euro-area governance redesign

Download the pdf in English here Téléchargez le pdf en français ici The euro area has spent the best part of a decade fighting for survival. Significant institutional reforms have been introduced. More recently, the eurozone has been enjoying its strongest recovery since the financial crisis but complacency would be misplaced and the favourable economic… Read more »

Germany and the euro – what’s next?

Download the pdf in English here Téléchargez le pdf en français ici At first glance, the German economy appears to be in excellent condition. But a second look reveals hairline cracks in the economic structure, the economic and political consequences of which are as yet hard to predict. This is apparent not least from the emergence of… Read more »

How can we ensure that the internet giants pay their fair share of tax?

Download the pdf in English here Téléchargez le pdf en français ici Given that our economies are being reshaped and challenged by the digital revolution, our policies need to evolve to deal with this new type of wealth creation. One of the big issues is how to ensure that internet companies pay their fair share of taxes…. Read more »

Cross-business and intra-business wage inequality in Europe

Pour la version française, cliquez ici Since the 2008 crisis, wage growth around the world has largely been driven by growth in emerging countries. This has slowed recently, but has accelerated once more in developed countries. The International Labor Organisation’s World Report on Wages 2016/2017 confirms this. A globalised economy requires a coordinated approach to… Read more »

Europe needs a coordinated mix of fiscal and wage policies

Pour la version française, cliquez ici Austerity policies coupled with rising inequality in Europe have resulted in a long period of economic stagnation. To end the vicious circle of chronically low demand, a slowdown in investment and productivity and economic, social and political instability we need coordinated action to develop sound fiscal and wage policies… Read more »