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German popularity today is probably at one of the lowest points in post-war Europe. Its stubborn persistence on fiscal austerity has made it the object of severe criticism from all corners of the world. That disenfranchised citizens, politicians ranging from patriotic nationalists to utopian communists, liberal minded intellectuals and the lot would condemn the evils… » read more

Posted by Konstandinos Diamandouros

The European Union has always been considered a union of sovereign democratic nations. In fact, democracy is regarded as a sine qua non for EU membership as clearly stipulated in article 1a of the Lisbon Treaty which reads ‘The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy…..’. Yet, never before… » read more

Posted by Konstandinos Diamandouros