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Supervising Sovereignty: Germany’s Constitutional Court at Work

However long it takes for the Federal Constitutional Court to rule on the legality of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the end result will be another chapter in the interpretation …

Historical Dimensions of the Euro Crisis

Jonathan Zatlin, winner of last year’s DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German Studies in the field of Economics at AGI’s annual Global Leadership Award Dinner, recently co-wrote an article …

Spain, Italy, Germany Come to Deal after Euro Summit

Signaling a new direction in Europe’s efforts to stem the sovereign debt crisis, Germany, Spain, Italy, and other euro zone member states reached a deal to recapitalize Spanish banks with …

At a Snail’s Pace

AGI Trustee John Kornblum recently published a piece in the Handelsblatt examining Europe’s response to the ongoing crisis surrounding the monetary union. According the Mr. Kornblum, while European leaders like …

What Does She Want?

I was speaking with a German friend at a European think tank a few days ago. He was swamped with press inquiries. “Journalists only want to know one thing,” he …

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Europe’s Tightening Window of Opportunity

Joining the growing number of high profile warnings on the future of the European and world economies, World Bank researchers gravely take note of the euro zone’s eroding gross domestic …

A New Narrative about Stability and Growth in the European Union

Executive Director Jack Janes discusses the challenge of securing stability and growth in the European Union amid tough economic challenges, and the need for a new narrative about the meaning of both for the future of Europe.

Redemption Fund or Eurobonds?

Judging from what the media have made of the latest gathering of European leaders in Brussels, it came close to a disaster. No decision about Eurobonds or growth was taken. …

European Hegemon or Transatlantic Free Rider? Contending Perceptions of German Foreign Policy

AICGS Non-Resident Fellow Christian Tuschhoff examines the opposing viewpoints toward Germany in the context of its role in the European Union and NATO. Many partner nations are criticizing Germany for putting its national interests above common goals. According to Dr. Tuschhoff, Germany must do more to assuage these partner nations’ concerns.

A Discussion with Lothar Binding, Member of the SPD

AGI Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera sits down with Lothar Binding, member of the Bundestag’s Finance Committee for the SPD, to discuss the current state of the euro zone crisis and …

The Need to Think Bigger

Recent events in Europe, especially Spain, have once again ignited numerous debates about the potential breakup of the euro zone. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle laid out and defended what he felt was needed to fix Europe. However, according to Executive Director Jack Janes and Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera, Mr. Westerwelle’s plan does not go far enough.

From Paris to Athens and Back to Madrid: The Return of Crisis Management

Once again the uncertainty surrounding Greece has plunged Europe into crisis mode. The euro zone is fighting on three fronts: it is trying to keep Greece on course, save Spain from its banks, and define a middle-term strategy for growth. The crisis really is back with a vengeance.