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Christoph Hosang

Economist

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.

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Philippe Legrain

Political Economist

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”

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Jean-Claude Juncker

Politician

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.

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OMT decision referred to European Courts

The Vanishing Point of Law

The euro cannot be allowed to fail. Even pedantic German courts start to realize that now – thank goodness.

by Juliane Mendelsohn 08.02.2014

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The Importance of European Integration

“I was always fearful”

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.

Conversation by Max Tholl with Jean-Claude Juncker 12.07.2013

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The Troika and the Decline of Democracy

Getting Troiked

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.

by Juliane Mendelsohn 15.08.2013

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The EU under Jean-Claude Juncker

The State of the Union

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.

by Juliane Mendelsohn 01.07.2014

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Overcoming the eurozone crisis

“Germany is undermining future growth”

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.

Conversation by Christoph Hosang with Philippe Legrain 20.09.2014

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German reforms for an Italian crisis

La Deutsche Vita

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.

by Stefano Casertano 10.07.2013

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Shortcomings of the European Banking Union

A Union of Banks

The European Banking Union will not increase governments’ regulatory power over the bloated banking sector. It is just another promise to banks that they will certainly be helped in times of crisis.

by Juliane Mendelsohn 20.12.2013

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