Publikation International / Transnational - Western Europe - Alternatives to Society - Analysis of Capitalism - Europe for the many The systemic crisis of the euro – true causes and effective therapies

Studie zu den Ursachen der Eurokrise und möglichen Strategien zur ihrer Überwindung von Heiner Flassbeck und Costas Lapavitsas. Englische Orginalfassung und deutsche Übersetzung.





Heiner Flassbeck, Costas Lapavitsas,


Mai 2013


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The European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is in deep crisis, and an increasing number of observers question the ability of EMU to survive this crisis. What has gone wrong? Are the diagnoses commonly offered valid? Why do the medicines that have been prescribed not work? Could it really be possible that European politics at the highest level fails to understand the cause of the crisis and to address it with a consistent plan?

In order to find persuasive answers to these questions it is necessary to go back to the origins of monetary union and to identify the constructional defects that have burdened its existence from the very beginning up to the point of make or break that it reached after the big financial crisis and the great recession of 2008 and 2009.

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Deutsche Übersetzung der Studie

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