Karl W. Deutsch and Transactionalism

I want to draw attention to Karl Wolfgang Deutsch (1912 – 1992) and the integration theory of transactionalism. This selection should be understood from my current engagement with early integration … Continue Reading →


Ideas, the global financial crisis, and the future of the European Union

The future of the European Union has once again become a much-debated topic. Claudio Radaelli’s post in favour of a federal Europe might well be seen as a contribution to … Continue Reading →

Slovakia votes no: What does this mean?

Slovak parliament has voted no to the expansion of the Euro bailout package. This raises several questions for me on different political issues. I would like to pose them via … Continue Reading →

Holy Roman Euro Empire

The EU: From Medieval to Modern Empire?

The Eurozone is in trouble.  Commentators usually interpret the currency crisis as partially a result of a lack of central coordination. This diagnosis leads to calls for centralized economic governance … Continue Reading →

Latest on Banking, Greek Debt Crisis and the EU

We bring you the latest on the Greek debt crisis: 1. Dossier from the Financial Times and Q&A from the BBC, for those who want to catch up. 2. Merkel-Sarkozy talks … Continue Reading →

Solving the Insolubles: The Euro’s Fate and the Reunification of Cyprus

Two seemingly unrelated issues, the on-going negotiations for reunification of Cyprus and the fate of Euro, had been competing for being the subject of this post during the last week … Continue Reading →


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