EU’s macroeconomic policy: no clear way forward, as political families disagree

by Doru P. Frantescu, director & co-founder of VoteWatch Europe (@dorufrantescu)

EU’s economy is still not doing great and new measures need to be taken to unleash its enormous potential, this is what the Members of the European Parliament agree on. They also agree that the EU should take a more active role to coordinate the economic policies of the 28 EU Member States. Continue Reading

What do the EU political families think about Greece, austerity and budget commitments?

This week, Greece has reached a deal with its Eurozone partners to extend its current bailout programme by 4 months. The extension buys time for the new government in Greece to assess its options. Greece is required to submit a reform proposal to the Eurogroup, listing all the policy measures it plans to take during the remainder of the bailout period.

What do Members of the European Parliament say and why is this important?

Regardless of the Eurogroup’s ability to reach a compromise, political groups in the European Parliament have taken their own positions on the situation in Greece and in general about how the economic crises should be dealt with. Continue Reading