Panama Papers anniversary – a year of change?

On April 3rd 2016 – exactly a year ago, the Panama Papers, a trove of 11.5 million files leaked from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, revealed how the global financial industry sells financial secrecy to politicians, football players,...

Eurozone studies

Eurozone governance was reinvented in the midst of the euro crisis. To assess how well the new structures and institutions perform in terms of transparency, accountability, democratic legitimacy and integrity, we prepared in-depth studies of the...

Two sides of the same coin?

Independence and accountability of the European Central Bank Download the report here.    Our in-depth study looks into the balance between the ECB’s expanded mandate, its unrivaled independence, and its democratic accountability. It...