Doomsday for the euro area: Causes, variants and consequences of breakup
Guest post written by my colleague Joachim Fritz-Vannahme Mail: Joachim.Vannahme@bertelsmann-stiftung.de At present, we see a hot debate about the future of the eurozone with an abundance of different scenarios – not least that of its breakup. When in March 2011, we issued our report “Making the European Union work. Issues […]
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Cash Backs in Bulgaria – an Easy Solution or a Timebomb?
Peter, his wife and their two small children are a middle class family who own a two-bedroom apartment in a central location in Varna, Bulgaria’s third largest city. They have two cars and go on vacation twice a year. Peter has a degree in economics and used to work for […]
A One-Way Ticket: Polish Emigration in the EU
Polish emigrants are safe and sound abroad. Government plan (or rather a slogan) of them coming back is a wishful thinking. Why? Poland doesn’t offer anything that would be beneficial for them, as you can earn for the whole year living in Poland just in 4 months in the UK.
Rosia Montana: The European Union and the continent’s largest open pit gold mine project
This article was co-authored by Alexandru Firus We don’t really expect the natural resource of gold to be a problem for good governance in Europe. But it might be one in the light of the latest developments in an ambitious gold mining project in one of the newer member states […]
Politics of Dilemma: Turkish and EU Approaches toward Syria
How will the ongoing conflict in Syria affect its bilateral relations with both the EU and Turkey? Will the ongoing conflict in Syria bring Turkey closer to the EU or eventually push them further apart? [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=110706102902-47bb051b7daa405b8838bda9b61cdff7 docname=islam_politics_of_dilemma username=FutureChallenges loadinginfotext=Politics%20of%20Dilemma%3A%20Turkish%20and%20EU%20Approaches%20toward%20Syria showhtmllink=true tag=eu width=420 height=272 unit=px]