Christoph Hosang studied business and economics in the Netherlands, France, Denmark and England. He gained professional experience as an economist at the German Development Institute – a leading Think Tank on development economics – , at a management-consulting firm, and at the OECD. He specializes on European economies and emerging markets.
Philippe Legrain is a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute and author of “European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right” (2014). From 2011 to 2014, he was economic adviser to the President of the European Commission and head of the team that provided President Barroso with strategic policy advice. His previous books include “Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them”, which was shortlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year award, and “Aftershock: Reshaping the World Economy after the Crisis”
From 2005 to 2013 Juncker was the first president of the Eurogroup. Between 1995 and 2013 he was Prime Minister of Luxembourg. For his commitment and dedication for the European project, he has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Charlemagne Prize. Since November 2014, Juncker serves as president of the European Commission.
The euro cannot be allowed to fail. Even pedantic German courts start to realize that now – thank goodness.
He’s without a doubt one of the EU’s most influential voices: Mr. Euro – Jean-Claude Juncker. Max Tholl sat down with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister to talk about quarrels during EU summits, political cynicism, and fears during important negotiations.
The Troika is destroying Europe country by country. Our silent acceptance shows that we’ve given up on national democracies and no longer understand democracy’s fundamental principles.
Jean-Claude Juncker will be a compromise president but no strong leader. What Europe really needs is an anti-Juncker willing to introduce new policies and to be held accountable for them.
Europe is experiencing one of its biggest crises ever. As former chief economic adviser to Manuel Barroso, Philippe Legrain was right at the heart of it. He told Christoph Hosang why the policy response to the eurozone crisis has been catastrophic and what kind of alternative approach is needed.
Italy needs reforms and restructuring to overcome the current crisis. But attempts to emulate Germany’s success won’t help to solve the country’s problems.