Almost six months after the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, and with the institution of the European External Action Service (EAES) still in its infancy, the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) issued (June 2010) its 7th report entitled “A Strategy for EU Foreign Policy”. The Report (which can be found on the website [...]
“Blog-dialogues”: Strong European competences in prudential supervision will preserve the integrity of the single market
Sylvie Goulard - Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe On the basis of the report by the high-level group, chaired by Jacques de Larosière, last year the Commission tabled a package consisting of the creation of a European Systemic Risk Board, under the auspices of the European Central Bank, dealing with [...]
Pervenche Berés – Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament The supervisory package currently under consideration and based on the conclusions of the de Larosière group constitutes an important step ahead. However, further steps will be needed for the future structure of EU supervision if we want to avoid [...]
“Blog-dialogues”: Is Commission’s initiative on supervisory financial authorities an effective and efficient way to address regulatory concerns?
Nikolaos Chountis – Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left After the stock market and oil crisis in 1970s, the world economic system in general, and the financial system in particular, were based on three “pillars”: a) the collapse of the fixed exchange rates system, b) the internationalization and liberalization of [...]
“Blog-dialogues”: A European framework for financial supervision, an assistance tool to national markets
Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou – Group of the European People’s Party The end of this decade coincided with an enormous financial crisis, whose epicentre was the financial sector. Many would argue that all the mess that was brought forward because of the globalization of the markets could have been avoided, or at least its effects been mitigated, [...]
European Seminar, Sounio, Greece, 11 June 2010 David A. Vines, (Prof.), University of Oxford
Set a point of no return, move past it, don’t worry about public opinion and let the details take care of themselves”. This is how Chancellor Helmut Kohl summarized the strategy that led to Maastricht and EMU. A policy well disliked by the German public that was unwilling to sacrifice the Deutschmark for the sake [...]
Greece has attracted in recent weeks a great deal of rather unwanted and unsavoury attention due to its ailing state finances. The EU Council Meeting of 11 February fell short of announcing a bailout package; it stressed, however, European support for the Greek governments’ fiscal austerity programme and underlined that European authorities would support Greece’s [...]
Energy and climate in the EU foreign policy: Cooperation beyond the EU borders – Interview with Dr. St. Everts, Former HR Solana’s Personal Representative for Energy & Foreign Policy
This year’s Halki International Seminars focused on the role of the transatlantic institutions in helping local stakeholders address security challenges in the Middle East, the Black Sea and Southeastern Europe. In the interview that follows, St. Everts discusses his views on EU energy policy.