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The Eurozone's bad bets: a beginner's guide to the Eurozone crisis

26 July 2012   |   Analysis   |   By Mark Thirlwell

In this new Working Paper, Mark Thirlwell provides a beginner’s guide to the Eurozone crisis.  He argues that the Eurozone experiment has rested on a series of big economic and political bets, and that it’s now clear that almost none of them have paid off.  European Monetary Union is no longer sustainable in its current incarnation.  The Eurozone’s long-term future therefore depends on whether Europeans are able to deliver the institutions needed to make the currency union work.

Man looks through glass door of Academy of Arts in Berlin that features graffiti that quotes German Chancellor Merkel
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Man looks through glass door of Academy of Arts in Berlin that features graffiti that quotes German Chancellor Merkel