Is austerity working - the European perspective

Ann Cahill, Irish Examiner, 08.08.2013

Quotes

Link to original article


The entire eurozone was having one long, giant party all the way from the turn of the millennium until 2008. It had to end in tears — and that is how we have the longest recession in modern history — or so the story goes. […]

Even if the euro survives and Greece remains a member putting in place the much needed reforms such as collecting taxes, the scars will be long term. There is a lot of despair with the best educated leaving but the cost is not just in jobs — it is also to the fabric of democracy with a fascist right wing group attracting support.

“They are showing their face and what is behind their face, but still people vote for them, and they have put down strong roots in parts of Athens — this will not change even if the economy changes,” warns Janis Emmanouilidis, senior analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels. […]

Link to original text here


Latest media contributions

"Das sollte die Warnlampen angehen lassen"
Quotes, Tagesspiegel (GER), 01.01.2020

Von der Leyen hat sich viel vorgenommen
Quotes, Die Welt, 02.12.2019

Krisenmanagement auf hohem Niveau: Jean-Claude Junckers Bilanz an der Spitze der Europäischen Kommission
Quotes, Luxemburger Wort, 30.11.2019

Neue EU-Kommission nimmt Arbeit auf
Quotes/Interview, ORF ZIB 2, 27.11.2019

EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen legt los
Interview, SRF Tagesschau, 27.11.2019

Was von der Ära Juncker in Erinnerung bleibt
Quotes, Tagesanzeiger (CH), 20.11.2019

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


Media