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1305, 2019

The Eurozone 20 Years from Now: Utopia or Dystopia?

By: Kurt Bayer

The Eurozone after 20 years is a mixed bag: assessments range from the positive to the negative. Against this background the author of this Policy Brief states that muddling along the present path is costly to the Eurozone and outlines an “utopian“ economic policy framework, far from present political discussions.
905, 2019

Representative Democracy in the EU: Recovering Legitimacy

Representative democracy is beset by a crisis of legitimacy across the world, but in Europe this crisis is compounded by the inadequacy of national governments to address citizens’ frustrations and to achieve transnational unity on common issues. How representative are national parliaments in their decision-making on EU matters? In this volume 20 renowned think tanks from the European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN) including the Austrian Society for European Politics (ÖGfE) investigate the relationship between the democratic institutions of the member states and those of the EU.