|Author (Person)||Müller, Torsten|
|Publisher||European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)|
|Series Title||ETUI Working Papers|
|Series Details||No.9, 2015|
|Publication Date||September 2015|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
The focus of this paper is the need to reshape the financial assistance programmes and the related activities of the Troika in a way that would make them more socially and democratically acceptable. The starting point, therefore, is an analysis of the current role of the Troika and of each of its three constituent institutions in the framework of the financial assistance programmes.
This analysis is followed by a discussion of the new style of European interventionism embodied by the Troika with special emphasis on the democratic and social deficits by which it is marred. Next, in order to describe the effects of this European interventionist approach as practised by the Troika, the example of wage and collective bargaining policy has been selected as a specific illustration. Finally, some concrete suggestions are put forward as to how the attempt at crisis management conducted by the Troika (or its successor institutions) might be set on a policy footing inspired by a more socially and democratically oriented political vision.
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|