Monday,August 03,2020 14:31 PM

Daniel Gros

Scapegoating the EU won't fix Italy

The migration crisis has appeared to be more acute in Italy because its system for processing asylum applications and repatriating those who do not qualify...

Trump's shot heard round the foot

The EU argues that tariffs on steel imports mainly hurt the US itself, and most economists would agree. But this also implies that counter-measures taken...

Europe's Return to Crisis?

But calm is the last thing one can see on the streets of Barcelona, where demonstrations in favor of Catalonian independence – a referendum on which was...

Central Bankers' shifting goalposts

From a monetary-policy perspective, there was also a need to cope with the deflationary legacy of financial crisis

Why are illiberal democrats popular?

Prudent policies thus amount to an efficient long-term strategy for regime preservation

Europe's New Hope? 

To that end, reforming the eurozone seems an obvious first step – one that Macron himself brings up often. But this might be more difficult than anticipated....

Can Trump save the Euro?

With the euro taking the blame in recent years for Europe’s many economic travails (from a double-dip recession to a slow and uneven recovery), nationalist,...

The threat that will save Europe

The global economic crisis that began in 2008 exposed the deep flaws in Europe’s monetary union


TRAFFICKING: Is gov't not doing enough?

TRAFFICKING: Is gov't not doing enough?

Cases are reported in different countries, but the desk has no funds to facilitate investigations