Economic governance of the euro area, European Central Bank, economic and European policies of France and Italy
Since 2014 at SWP
Since 2014 non-resident Fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
2010–2014 Lead Analyst at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) with focus on the euro area and EU finances, research team coodinator and member of the steering committee of a project of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, Warsaw, Poland
2013 PhD in Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Poland
Despite the war in Ukraine and high inflation, the role of the euro in the global economy remained stable in 2022. The problems in strengthening its international role reflect the obstacles to further EU economic integration, says Paweł Tokarski.
The right-wing populist alliance around post-fascist Giorgia Meloni has won the parliamentary elections in Italy. The new government faces enormous economic challenges and will be a difficult and complicated cooperation partner for the EU and Germany, writes Paweł Tokarski.
France’s President Macron has lost his majority in parliament. He must now seek support from other camps for his economic policy in order to contain social discontent and halt the rise of Eurosceptic forces, say Paweł Tokarski and Jonas Kaiser.
In parallel with the competition for new leadership, the European Stability Mechanism is trying to remodel itself. The latest idea of the ESM economists to create an additional aid instrument within the institution is worth considering, say Jonas Kaiser and Paweł Tokarski.
The euro currency was introduced as cash on 1 January 2002. The single currency has mitigated the impact of external shocks on the euro area economies and led to deeper integration. But many problems remain unresolved, writes Paweł Tokarski.
Contribution to a Research Paper 2021/RP 04, 28.05.2021, 51 Pages, pp. 26–30
Poland committed to joining the euro as part of its EU accession, but progress has stalled over the last decade. Ahead of the country’s next parliamentary election on 15 October, Agnieszka Smoleńska and Paweł Tokarski argue it is time to reopen the issue of Poland’s membership of the Eurozone.
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