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Thomas Straubhaar: “Integration remains a political process”

Thomas Straubhaar: "Integration remains a political process"
Dorin Chiritoiu

Dorin Chiritoiu

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Dorin pursues the interdisciplinary M.Sc. in Politics, Economics, and Philosophy offered by the University of Hamburg. His bachelor thesis explores the revival of protectionist trade policies following the 2007 global financial crisis. After spending a period of time at the Foundation for an Open Society Romania, he has become an active promoter of Open Educational Resources as a new way to enhance the learning process. He is now interested in schools of economic thought and how they influence the decision-making process.
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TS: If we focus on the short-term effects, we can say that QE has helped to turn around the very negative mood in Europe and helped stabilise the European financial markets. On the other hand, QE is associated with two long-term costs: (a) the loss of confidence in ECB → the ECB has somehow lost […]

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Time to say goodbye to the SGP?

Time to say goodbye to the SGP?
Francesca Coppola

Francesca Coppola

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
After graduating from Università Cattolica in Milan, Francesca attended a MSc in Political Economy of Europe at the London School of Economics and she is now about to obtain her Master degree in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris. Before her internship at Politheor, she interned at the Representation of the European Commission in the UK. Her main research interests include the International Monetary System, Financial Regulation and European Governance.
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On May 18, the European Commission spared Spain and Portugal from sanctions over their excessive deficit. Italy, Belgium and Finland were also graced, despite their debt not being in line with parameters and not even on a decreasing trend. France met a similar destiny last year. Once again, the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) was […]

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