POSTS BY Peter Lindseth

Target2 Imbalances and the "Demokratieprinzip": Some Questions

By PETER LINDSETH One main effect of the Eurozone crisis has been a dramatic shrinkage in interbank lending, which is the normal source of bank liquidity for routine business operations.  In this context, a technical feature of the EMU — the ECB’s so-called Target2 payment system — has taken up the slack, providing a means […]

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Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Further Comments from PETER LINDSETH

It is a tribute to the thoughtfulness of the Heidelberg proposal that it has stimulated such a provocative exchange of views so far. It is quite obvious that, regardless of one’s position vis-à-vis the merits of ‘reverse Solange’, there is widely shared concern regarding the evolution of the Hungarian regime. Therefore, at least on an […]

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Rescue Package for Fundamental Rights: Comments by PETER LINDSETH

I’d like to thank Alexandra, Max, and Christoph for inviting me to participate in this fascinating exchange.  As an American, I feel like the outsider here.  Moreover, I have just written a book (in part from an American perspective, but also deeply grounded in integration history) that argues that the EU is best understood as […]

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The Eurozone Crisis and Europe’s Persistent ‘No-Demos Problem’

By PETER LINDSETH As usual, things are moving so quickly in the Eurozone crisis that pressing controversies one day seemingly become old news the next.  In the lead up to this week’s EU summit, for example, Germany caused a stir by calling for the appointment of an external commissioner with the power to veto the […]

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