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Adam Tooze: Did They Really Save The Euro?

2018-10-28 10 min Social Europe

Social Europe Current Affairs Editor Alexander Schellinger talks to Adam Tooze of Columbia University about the Euro and Germany's Role in the Eurozone Crisis. The euro is unfinished business, and not only because its banking and fiscal unions remain incomplete but, more importantly, because it still raises serious questions about democratic legitimacy at a time when democracies are under ever-growing pressure. Adam Tooze's new book Crashed offers an account of the euro crisis that makes the reader wonder whether the single currency was saved at the expense of democracy and ultimately whether it was saved at all. 
Social Europe Current Affairs Editor Alexander Schellinger talks to Adam Tooze of Columbia University about the Euro and Germany's Role in the Eurozone Crisis. The euro is unfinished business, and not only because its banking and fiscal unions remain incomplete but, more importantly, because it still raises serious questions about democratic legitimacy at a time when democracies are under ever-growing pressure. Adam Tooze's new book Crashed offers an account of the euro crisis that makes the reader wonder whether the single currency was saved at the expense of democracy and ultimately whether it was saved at all.