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Who are the experts?

The term “expert group” evokes images of scientists in white coats with test tubes explaining complex equations to politicians in suits. The reality is quite different. Expert groups are a mix of industry lobbyists, NGOs, trade unions and other...
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Why transparency is vital for the Euro to survive

The EU’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) will undergo major reform in coming years. Transparency International EU has just launched a new programme to look into the transparency and accountability of Eurozone economic governance.
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Renaming the English Channel and the need for Open Budgets

All this talk of the UK referendum and Brexit is bringing back old stories about the EU peddled by the British press. We’ve all heard the stories about Brussels banning bendy bananas or curvy cucumbers. But there are many more euro-tales from the...
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Corruption and the ‘arc of instability’

This article originally appeared on Europe’s World. You can find the original here. The late, fantastic novelist Gabriel García Márquez once wrote that ‘the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.’ There...