Pascal Lamy, Vice President of FEPS and former director-general of the World Trade Organisation and European Commissioner for Trade, published this tribune in the Financial Times about the negotiations on TTIP.
Giovanni Cozzi, economic advisor at the Foundation of Progressive European Studies (FEPS) and Stephany Griffith-Jones, financial markets director, Initiative Policy Dialogue (IPD), Columbia University argue in this article that more investment could lead to a significant decline in the government debt ratio of southern Europe.
Stephany Griffith-Jones, Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen and Lars Andersen
Based on an increase of lending by the EIB of almost 2% of EU GDP, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) and the Economic Council of the Labour Movement (ECLM) have presented on 6th June an economic programme which expects to create more than half a million jobs in 2013, with accumulated total EU job increases of over 1.2 million by 2014. Here are the press coverage in European media.
Opinion Poll done by FEPS and Fondation Jean Jaurès
On January 23, 2013, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron sensationally announced that the United Kingdom would be holding a referendum on its membership of the European Union. That announcement became reality last June 23, and, with almost 52% of the votes, the Leave camp won the day. The British have decided to separate from the European Union. The situation is unprecedented and the consequences uncertain. Across Europe, the media, experts and politicians of all persuasions are concerned about the potential fallout from this exit, whether from the economic, geopolitical or institutional point of view. And while Brexit is of great interest to Europe’s leaders, it is also of great interest to citizens in Europe.
What are their reactions? Illustrated through a series of opinion polls Jérôme Fourquet sums this up in an article entitled “Europeans and Brexit”. To begin, he points out that public opinion in Europe “seems highly contrasted” and attributes this situation to the uncertainty mentioned above. He observes that in countries where pro-European sentiment runs high, the predominant reaction is incomprehension (in Germany, for instance). Conversely, in the more Eurosceptic countries and in countries with fragile economies, the predominant feeling is one of understanding (e.g. in France). Elsewhere, the prevailing sentiment is concern.
Greece’s creditors should opt for promising solutions, including that of GDP-linked bonds, this is the proposal explined in this article by Stephany Griffith-Jones, Financial Markets Director at Columbia University and Member of the FEPS Scientific Council and Inge Kaul, adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Giovanni Cozzi and Stephany Griffith Jones give their opinion in Euroactive about Juncker's investment plan. They explain concrete proposals that could be incorporate to the plan to be effective.