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Author: Charlotte Guériaux

The Revival of the Weimar Triangle

The Polish, French and German ministers of foreign affairs debated last week on the future of the Weimar Triangle at the Jacques Delors Institute in Berlin. Throughout the meeting, Laurent Fabius, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Radosław Sikorski underlined the importance and the potential of this collaboration. Sikorski recalled their last meeting in Kyiv on February 20th when the three assisted in negotiations aimed at ending the Ukrainian crisis.

April 7, 2014 - Charlotte Guériaux

The Normality of Informality: Shadow economy out of crisis

The informal, or shadow, economy is growing in the European Union (EU) due to the economic crisis. It ranges from eight per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Switzerland and Austria to more than 30 per cent in some Central and Eastern European countries, such as Bulgaria, Croatia or Romania. Curtailing this “other” marketplace is a challenge for both state governments and the EU, as the transformation of undeclared work into formal work can be an important step towards the fulfilment of the EU employment targets set out in the Commission strategy “Europe 2020”.

September 7, 2012 - Charlotte Guériaux

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