Newspapers and magazines
Der Spiegel is a German magazine, which also publishes an online international edition in English. It offers good quality coverage of EU issues from the perspective of Germany, a country geographically, politically and economically at the centre of the EU, and the most significant actor in the Eurozone crisis. Der Spiegel has published a number of articles recently that directly touch on the relationship between regional integration in Europe, state sovereignty, and the Eurozone crisis. The Economist magazine has extensive and good quality analysis of European Union politics, including the ongoing Eurozone crisis.
- "We are still doing too well" (25/11/2011)
In a SPIEGEL interview, Oxford historian Timothy Garton Ash discusses the current crisis in the EU and the apparent lack of political passion for the project in the Merkel-Sarkozy generation. The author also explains why he believes young Europeans will start to mobilize if they fear the freedoms of their "easyJet Europe" are under threat.
- Phoenix Europe: How the EU can rise from the ashes (18/11/2011)
The old European Union didn't work, that much has been made clear by the ongoing debt crisis. But many in Europe think there is now a clear path to a new, more integrated – and smaller – bloc. What must happen first? Greater democracy and less nation-state sovereignty.
- The Ticking Euro Bomb
The Greek crisis has revealed why the euro is the world's most dangerous currency. The euro was built on a foundation of debt and trickery, where economic principles were sacrificed to romantic political visions. The history of common currency is the story of a good idea that turned into a tragedy of epic proportions.
- Part I: How a good idea became a tragedy (05/10/11)
- Part II: How the Eurozone ignored its own rules (06/10/11)
- Part III: What options are left for the common currency? (07/11/11)
The economist magazine has extensive and good quality analysis of European Union politics, including the ongoing Eurozone crisis. Highlights from the Eurozone coverage are organised on a single webpage. The Economist also features a regularly updated blog, which contains fairly short, but informative, posts on topical EU issues. Recently, this blog has been dominated by the Eurozone crisis and provides an accessible introduction to the main players, problems and potential solutions. Visit the blog entitled, "Charlemagne's Notebook".