Posted by hkarner - 8. September 2016
Marco Buti, Muriel Lacoue-Labarthe
07 September 2016, voxeu
The Eurozone Crisis has taken a significant toll – both economic and political – on EU member states as well as the Union as a whole. This column identifies three elements that are key to a working solution for continued union: overcoming the intergovernmental method that has dominated EU decision‑making since the crisis, avoiding the seemingly easy route of blaming all evils on ‘Brussels’, and a more unified external representation in global economic governance.
The economic and financial crisis that started eight years ago has taken a taxing toll on European economies. The cost has not only been economic, but also political. In the wake of this crisis, political scepticism has grown, as shown by the number of ruling parties and coalitions that lost elections during the heat of the crisis. Meanwhile, populist parties with an anti-European, anti-euro stance have emerged and turned out stronger in recent elections. The discontent with the present state of the EU culminated with the outcome of the Brexit referendum (O’Rourke 2016).
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