Category: Vivien Schmidt

Macron wins presidency in decisive fashion

Boston Herald Vivien A. Schmidt, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Pro-European Union centrist Emmanuel Macron beat anti-EU right-winger Marine Le Pen to become president of France, but political observers say the charismatic outspoken nationalist isn’t going away…” View full article. 

Why the populists didn’t win France’s presidential election

The Washington Post Vivien Schmidt, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “France was supposed to be next…” Expert quote: “The rejection of Le Pen was a basic rejection of the extreme right and its racist, anti-Muslim sentiment.” View full article.   

Discredited economic theory holds Europe in deflationary thrall

Chicago Tribune Vivien Schmidt, College of Arts & Sciences This week the notorious “troika” representing the three major lenders to severely indebted European Union nations — officials from the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank — once again descended upon Athens to consider new Greek proposals for dealing with its debt… View […]

EU to change how it calculates deficit figures, likely easing pressure for austerity

Associated Press Vivien Schmidt, College of Arts & Sciences European Union finance experts have reached a preliminary agreement on changing the way the bloc determines some deficit figures, which will lessen the pressure for austerity measures in some crisis-hit economies, an EU official said Thursday… Expert quote: “Easing austerity through change to EU budget policy […]