The Future of the Eurozone

How to Keep Europe Together: A Progressive Perspective from Germany

Edited by Alexander Schellinger and Philipp Steinberg

Transcript-Verlag

The Future of the Eurozone

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Pub Date: January 2018

ISBN: 9783837640816

208 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

The Future of the Eurozone

How to Keep Europe Together: A Progressive Perspective from Germany

Edited by Alexander Schellinger and Philipp Steinberg

Transcript-Verlag

Europe is stumbling from crisis to crisis. The financial and debt crises are endangering the European currency union; referenda in several EU countries show widespread Euroscepticism; the economy is only slowly regaining momentum; unemployment remains high in many member states; and the refugee crisis has deepened political divisions. We need an answer to the question of how to rescue the euro and keep Europe together. In this volume, renowned German researchers and leading practitioners provide pragmatic recommendations. Their plea for a democratically legitimized euro finance minister, a new economic approach, a common Eurozone budget, and minimum social standards are the prerequisites for a fair, stable, and prosperous Europe.
The Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom is the latest and perhaps most urgent wake-up call to reform the European Union and the Eurozone in particular. We do not need abstract institutional debates, but specific proposals to make sure the European Union advances economic and social prosperity for its citizens. I heartily recommend this book to all those who want to get an impression of a progressive perspective from Germany. Sigmar Gabriel, minister for foreign affairs (Germany)

About the Author

Alexander Schellinger is personal advisor to the CEO of Techniker Krankenkasse, Hamburg, Germany. Philipp Steinberg is director general at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin, Germany.