All those well intentioned voices that were giving us assurances, after the recent European Summit, that the (financial) crisis was behind us, were predicating their views on the widely shared observation that great strides had been made in the areas of financial regulation and supervision, the establishment of financial solidarity mechanisms (EFSF and EMS), as well as profound institutional reforms (the Lisbon Treaty, the Stability and Growth Pact, the budgetary disciplinary treaty, a Community monitoring and surveillance mechanisms, etc.), all measures that would, almost certainly, never seen the light of day absent the pressure exerted by the crisis. However, even if its symptoms have surfaced mainly in the financial and (...)
Ministers of Finance of Member States were in meeting on Monday to implement the measures adopted during the last European summit. After more than 9 hours of meeting, they agreed at night on the modalities of their help to Spain, with a 30 billion euro initial payment at the end of the month | By Paul GOLDSCHMIDT, member of the Advisory Board of the Thomas More Institute, former Director at the European Commission | Published in French on Atlantico.fr, July 10th 2012
Les promesses faites à l’Italie et l’Espagne portent sur l’utilisation, en leur faveur, des moyens disponibles au sein du FESF (Fonds européen de stabilité financière) et du MES. Pour l’Espagne il s’agissait de permettre au MES de recapitaliser les (...)
On last June 26th, the Thomas More Institute gathered 50 persons in Brussels to evoke the threats on the future of the European Union and to listen 3 speakers : Sylvie GOULARD, French MEP, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, ALDE Coordinator; Paul GOLDSCHMIDT, former Director the European Commission, member of the Advisory Board of the Thomas More Institute; Gérard DUSSILLOL, Chairman of the Public finances Committeeof the Thomas More Institute, author of La crise, enfin ! (ed. Xenia, 2012).
| The present report was realized by the Thomas More Institute and does not commit the responsibility of the speakers | Available in French
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The 27 Members States reached a difficult agreement the night of Thursday to Friday within the framework of the European summit. Several issues were validated to answer the urgency of the crisis, but their implementation asks some more of questions | By Paul GOLDSCHMIDT, member of the Advisory Board of the Thomas More Institute, former Director at the European Commission | Published in French on Atlantico.fr, June 29th 2012
It was in the wee hours of the morning, after prolongations, that finally President van Rompuy was able to whistle an end to what turned out to be anything except a picnic! The ensuing declarations underscored the acrimony of the discussions but revealed, also, a number of very interesting elements.
At the approach of the European council, it’s important to take the good measure of the significant change of current paradigm in the progress of the crisis. We would like to hope that the new French executive has the full consciousness | By Paul GOLDSCHMIDT, member of the Advisory Board of the Thomas More Institute, former Director at the European Commission | Available in French
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