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Reforming the Constitution to Reduce Government Debt: Creating A Balanced-Budget Rule In France

Reforming the Constitution to Reduce Government Debt: Creating A Balanced-Budget Rule In France

on July 14th, 2010 | Growth

This document proposes to include in 2010 a balanced-budget rule in the French Constitution and in the LOLF (Loi Organique relative aux Lois de Finances, the quasi-constitutional framework that governs the French national budget process). The rule is inspired by that adopted by Germany in 2009. In essence, this means: A constitutional obligation to vote […]

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Four Proposals to Stem the Tide of Protectionism in Europe

on July 8th, 2010 | Growth

Since the banking and financial crisis began, increasingly loud calls have been made for protectionist measures at the European level. While calls for protectionism are common in this type of situation, the most reliable studies show how dangerous they are. The European Union would do itself serious harm if it were to adopt protectionist policies.There […]

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Banking regulation for sustainable growth

on July 5th, 2010 | Growth

After two dramatic years for the banking sector, in particular after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in September 2008, 2009 signs an alt. The worst seems to have been avoided and the financial and banking sector is slowly recovering from one the major crisis since the Great Depression. The epicenter of the crisis was located in […]

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The German Economy on the Eve of the General Election

on September 21st, 2009 | Growth

With the country in the grip of a recession, economic issues have dominated Germany’s federal election campaign. The campaign has focused on the economic and financial crisis, taxes and the funding of the pension system, the environment and energy policy, the introduction of a minimum wage, the accountability and compensation of corporate bosses, transport and […]

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European Development Policy: A Response to the Crisis Affecting Globalisation

on June 15th, 2009 | Growth

In a previous essay published in 2006, we looked at Europe’s place in the world and concluded that we needed to create, step by step, a veritable European system of development cooperation. Nearly three years later, the new issues surrounding development assistance, such as the growing place occupied by new players – namely emerging countries […]

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Delocalization: Political Challenges of a Misunderstood Phenomenon

on February 6th, 2009 | Growth

Free trade, the prevailing economic policy for over fifty years, is being called into question in South America, the United States and France. At the core of the apprehension lies China, whose increasingly skilled workers earn much lower salaries than those of developed countries.Far from being confined to the political arena, this issue is being […]

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The Environment: Banking on the Innovation Economy

on February 6th, 2009 | Ecology, Growth

Twenty years: that is the timeframe that we have adopted to restore the Earth’s climate. If we fail, our countries will be unable to survive the three-fold population, global warming and energy crisis that will culminate in 2030. Although the Grenelle Environment Round Table marked a new threshold in France in the effort to raise […]

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Greening Economic Growth: Towards a Global Strategy for Europe

on February 6th, 2009 | Ecology, Growth

In the context of an unstable global economy, three of the principal polluting nations ­China, India and the United States ­ have, up to now, been reluctant to ratify any binding agreement on climate change. Consequently, it has been difficult for the European Union to commit to an ambitious environmental strategy without risking the competitiveness […]

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Shall we try new methods to make the EU-27 work ?

Shall We Try New Methods to Make the EU-27 Work?

on February 6th, 2009 | Growth

Is the European Union still able to function effectively now that it has been enlarged to 27 Member States? Although the future Reform Treaty brings substantial improvements, the philosophy underpinning European initiatives is still that of treaties signed in the 1950s: integration must be achieved by all Member States at the same pace. This is […]

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Africa-France-Europe: Building a Path for the Future

Africa-France-Europe: Building a Path for the Future

on January 20th, 2009 | Growth, Values

In February 2007, the Fondation pour l’innovation politique, in partnership with the Institut Afrique moderne and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung held a second international conference in Ouagadougou. This event was an occasion to welcome an unprecedented mix of participants: right- and left-wing politicians, political personalities and business leaders, academics, government officials, experts from the North […]

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