Political centre at risk as eurozone fears revive

Peter Spiegel, Financial Times, 07.03.2013

Quotes

Link to original article


The debate gripping financial markets and European capitals since the Italian elections over whether the eurozone crisis is back contains a troubling supposition: that it never went away.

The existential threat of euro implosion may be gone. But the self-songratulatory mood that has coursed through European officialdom over the past six months coincided with deepening contractions in many economies, unemployment rising to double digits across the region, and sovereign debt levels setting new records. […]

Janis Emmanouilidis, a political analyst at the Brussels-based European Policy Centre, argues it is a recipe for social explosion, forcing voters further into the arms of either relatively benign populists such as Mr Grillo or troubling ones, like Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, which is now regularly in third place in opinion polls.

"You go and vote and things don't sem to be changing," Mr Emmanouilidis said. "That's what is increasing the appeal of the kinds of people who have easy answers." [...]

Link to original text here


Latest media contributions

Η συμφωνία των Πρεσπών και η «υποχώρηση» του Βερολίνου
Quotes, Kathimerini (GR), 29.10.2019

Wahl in Polen: Klarer Sieg für PiS
Quotes, Frankfurter Rundschau, 14.10.2019

Große Koalition in Brüssel?
Quotes, WDR 5 – Politikum, 07.10.2019

Vestager in Doppelrolle: Trump dürfte sein Feindbild weiter pflegen können
Quotes, Handelsblatt, 12.09.2019

Nowa szefowa KE krytykowana za nazwę teki komisarza ds. migracji
Quotes, Polskie Radio, 12.09.2019

So verlaufen die Konfliktlinien in der neuen EU-Kommission
Quotes, Handelsblatt, 11.09.2019

Ekspert: nowa KE jest zrównoważona pod względem płci i geografii
Quotes, Forsal (PL), 11.09.2019

Von der Leyens Fleißaufgabe
Quotes, tagesschau.de, 10.09.2019

Margrethe Vestager, de EU-powervrouw die door Silicon Valley gevreesd wordt
Quotes, De Morgen (BE), 09.09.2019

Κατευθείαν στα βαθιά η φον ντερ Λάιεν
Quotes, Kathimerini (GR), 21.07.2019


Media