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23.07.15

Jacques Delors Institute publishes policy paper on Greek deal

Institute president Henrick Enderlein co-authors paper identifying dangers and opportunities following the deal.

After the tough negotiations with Greece, the president of the Jacques Delors Institut - Berlin Henrik Enderlein and the president of the steering council of Siemens Gerhard Cromme analysed the dangers and opportunities resulting from the agreement for a strengthening of the EMU.

They identified notably the risks of complacency, the start of a blaming game, and of "fiddling about" in the absence of a long-term strategy and a political vision of the EMU. However, this agreement could also prove to be a basis for intelligent reforms that push to revisit European fiscal policy, and to reinforce investment and integration. This tribune calls for greater Franco-German cooperation in order to finally realize the historic goal of completing the EMU.

Please find the paper in English, German and French on the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin's website.

The Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin is a joint project by the Hertie School of Governance and Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute in Paris. It was established in early 2014 as a research-based Think Tank with the objective to contribute to a better policy debate on Europe in Germany. It is directed by Henrik Enderlein, who is Professor of Political Economy at the Hertie School of Governance.

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