Germany reopens the discussion about the European banking union

It has been a pleasant surprise the recent statement by German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz in the Financial Times, announcing that Germany is ready to discuss on a new basis the proposal of a European banking union, after having refused to approach the matter for a long time. What has motivated this turn? By Scholz´s … Continue reading Germany reopens the discussion about the European banking union

Alemania impulsa la unión bancaria europea, pero no tanto …

Ha sorprendido gratamente la reciente declaración del ministro alemán de Finanzas Olaf Scholz en el Financial Times, anunciando que Alemania está dispuesta a discutir sobre nuevas bases la propuesta de una unión bancaria europea, algo a lo que ha estado antes negada. ¿Qué ha motivado este giro? Por sus palabras, parece que han sido razones … Continue reading Alemania impulsa la unión bancaria europea, pero no tanto …

Reform the European Union to re-integrate the UK

Continental Europe is showing an unfortunate inability to understand the Brexit as a historic opportunity to rethink the European project and open ways for breaking the deadlock in which the European Union now finds itself. “Br-exit” could be transformed into “Br-entry”, a reincorporation into a concept of Europe that is acceptable to the United Kingdom. … Continue reading Reform the European Union to re-integrate the UK

Reformar la Unión Europea para re-integrar el Reino Unido

Europa continental está mostrando una lamentable incapacidad de entender el Brexit como una oportunidad histórica para repensar el proyecto europeo y abrir vías de solución al callejón sin salida en el que actualmente se encuentra la Unión Europea. “Br-exit” pudiera transformarse en “Br-entry”, en una reincorporación a un concepto de Europa que sea aceptable para … Continue reading Reformar la Unión Europea para re-integrar el Reino Unido

Behind the horse-trading for the top positions in Europe

European citizens have observed the negotiations surrounding nominations for the leadership positions of European institutions with dismay. Night-long sessions of horse-trading are certainly not new: finding compromise has always been inherent to the EU. New and worrying, however, have been the profound differences revealed by this inability to agree on leadership. More important than the … Continue reading Behind the horse-trading for the top positions in Europe