The European project

Germany’s finance minister Olaf Scholz signalled a way forward on banking union, while elsewhere the very existence of the euro was questioned. How will the EU’s new top team tackle foreign and monetary policy? Here’s the best of this week’s opinion and analysis.

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We understand that compromises are necessary to complete banking union

Hungarian central bank governor calls for an exit mechanism

The bloc’s mishandling of both Syria and the Balkans exposes a fundamental weakness

Building a more effective, closely united Europe has never presented a bigger challenge

When Britain leaves, the power imbalance between Berlin and Paris will be laid bare

The country is not immune to the disease of mendacious Euroscepticism

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Central bank’s critics commit error upon error

Some of the EU’s key economies have been trying to shock the project back to life

The country will hold a fourth election in as many years. Polls suggest the impasse could continue

Eurozone can improve on German finance minister’s opening gambit

Letter from Chris Boyd, Former economic adviser to Jacques Delors

Letter from Istvan Dobozi, Former Lead Economist, World Bank

Letter from Stefan Grub, Frankfurt, Germany

Letter from Prof Photis Lysandrou, City, University of London, UK

Letter from Tom Brown, London SW5, UK