OPINION

A team for Europe that does not excite

The back-room method of choosing the candidates for the top European Union jobs has produced a list of names that prompt little enthusiasm, but could still produce some surprises

OPINION

The European Union: More united than ever

Divisions exist, and they are serious, but a calm and collected analysis, with historical perspective, shows a much better situation

OPINION

A compromise for Catalonia?

Catalan separatists won’t win independence for their region. But if they reengage with Spain’s state institutions and build alliances with other political forces that want a federal system, they could achieve far-reaching constitutional reform

OPINION

Putting Germany’s ‘mini-jobs’ in their context

It is unfair to accuse the Germans of imposing a precarious labor model in Europe when the likes of Spain and Greece suffer the highest unemployment. It is better to get people back to work by giving them a job and welfare payments than state aid alone

OPINION

How to avoid a Grexit

Greece needs to make reforms if it is to return to growth, and it is more likely that this will happen inside the euro than outside. The key is to reactivating the logic that has worked so many times before in Europe: solidarity in exchange for reforms