—— ABOUT CRISES —— Francesco Nicoli's ideas den

« L'Europe se fera dans les crises et elle sera la somme des solutions apportées à ces crises »—Jean Monnet

What to do with Greece (and the EMU)?*

What to do with Greece? the question is, seven years on from the outbreak of the Ellenic Greek crisis, still unanswered. Many options were tried, by all sides: austerity; debt … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Trump as President: expected impacts on Europe

credit: Reuters  So, the year 2016 never ceases to crush our expectations, and – exactly like on Brexit and the Dutch Referendum, the unthinkable has happened: Donald Trump has won … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Legge Elettorale, Riforma del Senato, e Teoria dei Giochi.

In molti sembrano credere che il “combinato disposto” dell’Italicum e della riforma elettorale costituisca un vulnus democratico. Della questione ho già parlato in passato in un post precedente, ma penso … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Il Nuovo Senato rende la Costituzione più solida (post breve)

Poiché la Campagna elettorale sulla Referendum per la riforma Costituzionale si sta scaldando, e molti accusano la riforma di indebolire la resilienza democratica della Costituzione Italiana (specialmente in combinazione con … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

EU’s Democratic Compact: last chance for a Win-Win

There is still a slight chance to come out of this post-Brexit vote with a Win-Win for everyone- For the UK, for the Union, and for Democracy. “Democratic deficit” is, … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Europe after Brexit: no time for muddling through

The secession of the United Kingdom, yesterday, shocked me in the deep. Now that I have a (slightly) colder mind, I offer you a set of reflections on what we … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Atlantic Innovation Divide (and what Europe can do about it)

In at least two occasions, recently, I have been asked to comment on the growing technological innovation divide between the US and Europe. No doubt, high-tech innovation is in full-traction … Continue reading

April 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

A proposito di Quorum & Referendum

** I am sorry for my English-speaking readers for this Italian post; a more general English version on the relationship between Peoples and Constitutions will be written soon. In the … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Europe’s circular illness

As a follow-up to my previous post on the Dutch Referendum, I  receive and I am glad to publish a guest post from Sebastiaan Wijsman, researcher at the KU Leuven. … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Let’s do it again: A “Juncker Fund” for Security

The EU has a security problem: it has common borders, but it lacks Common Defense, common Intelligence, and communality of intents. Plus, the EU has a budgetary problem: the current, … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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