The Future of the Economic and Monetary Union: Reform Perspectives in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands


Destais Christophe, Eriksson Jonas, Jones Erik, Schout Adriaan, Schwarzer Daniela

In the discussion about EU’s future, a euro area reform is one of the main priorities. Regarding the scope of the reforms, the position defended by Germany will be crucial, but the EMU members’ differing views of the Economic and Monetary Union also need to be considered.

Italy and the Completion of the Euro Area


Jones Erik

Italy was selected to join the euro among the first group of EU member states. The country’s experience of the single currency is however mixed, which has led to a sceptical attitude towards the euro reforms proposed.

Spain after the June 2016 elections: What implications for the EU? (2017:6epa)


Pérez-Nievas Santiago Martín Irene

After ten months of interim government and two general elections Mariano Rajoy was elected head of government. The government’s support in the parliament is weak and the conservative government party Partido Popular is in the midst of comprehensive corruption investigations.

Should Sweden adopt the euro?


Höpner Martin

Sweden currently benefits from being a euro outsider. This conclusion is drawn by Martin Höpner, a political scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. At the same time, Höpner explains, Sweden should be prepared to explain and defend its choice to keep the krona.



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