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About Katinka Barysch

Katinka Barysch is deputy director of the Centre for European Reform.

Articles by Katinka Barysch

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Germany, Ireland, and eurozone politics

The international bailout of Ireland’s economy is another epic moment in the crisis of the eurozone. Angela Merkel’s government in Berlin is, as ever, at the heart of events. Katinka Barysch maps the political logic that guides Germany’s current strategy.

Eastern Europe's great game

The proxy contest for influence between the European Union and Russia in a wide arc of states encompassing eastern Europe, the Caucasus and central Asia is changing shape, says Katinka Barysch.

Turkey and Europe: a shifting axis

Turkey’s new regional confidence appears to make the problems in its accession to the European Union less significant. But the linkage is more complicated, says Katinka Barysch.

The real G20 agenda: from technics to politics

The efforts of world leaders to find solutions to the economic crisis are intensifying. The last preparatory meeting before the leaders' summit on 2 April 2009 shows what needs to be done, says Katinka Barysch.

Europe and the Georgia-Russia conflict

The European Union played a key diplomatic role in mediating the Caucasus war. Now it must do more to manage the wider tensions with Russia that have followed. Katinka Barysch offers a policy checklist.

Turkey: the constitutional frontline

A legal case against Turkey's ruling party reopens the secular-Islamist argument over the country's future. It's time for wise leadership, says Katinka Barysch.

Europe’s “reform treaty”: ends and beginnings

The European Union concludes an epic period of internal discussion with a reform treaty that represents real progress yet opens the way to entrenched division, say Katinka Barysch & Hugo Brady.

Turkey and the European Union: don't despair

The accession of Turkey to the European Union is beset by troubles. It needn’t be if both sides concentrate on the positives, the big picture and the long term, says Katinka Barysch.

Ukraine should not be part of a "great game"

Both the European Union and Russia need to learn an important lesson from the Ukraine crisis: how to reconcile strategic interests and political values in order to help Ukraine’s people realise their own aspirations.
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