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27 February 2014 – In Ireland, it is almost an immutable fact of life that with an economic crisis comes a wave of emigration. It is said that where the French would riot, the Irish quietly leave. This has certainly been true of the recent decline in Irish (...) by
30 January 2014 – To the bafflement of some, the West is still alive and kicking following what had been announced as a migration of epic proportions, after restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian workers were lifted on the 1st of January. The 8 Member States who (...) by | 1 comment
25 January 2014 – European parliamentarians adopted a new EU program for education, training and youth support called Erasmus+ at a session that was held on 19 November in Strasbourg, and the most amount of money has been donated for the implementation of this (...) by
13 January 2014 – The European Commission started to use its new economic monitoring powers, which allow it to require member states to change their policies or be fined. This is good economics but bad politics. The referee toughens up European member states (...) by | 2 comments
30 December 2013 – “The supply shock created by a surge in North American oil production will be as transformative to the market over the next five years as was the rise of Chinese demand over the last 15.” – International Energy Agency European policymakers have (...) by
16 June 2013 – The Intergroup on LGBT Rights is one of 27 working groups in the European Parliament (EP) dedicated to specific issues. According to its secretary, Bruno Selun, the Intergroup helps members to ensure that they are able to effectively promote (...) by
30 May 2013 – Last autumn witnessed the collapse of the important Paris agreement between two great European defence enterprises, BAE Systems and EADS, with their respective administrators Ian King and Tom Enders. The collapse of the negotiations was caused (...) by
13 April 2013 – In a time when European Union governments are seeking ways to repair their public finances, some countries are striving to survive and to avoid default and European bank account holders and taxpayers are suffering consistent loss of money, tax (...) by
3 April 2013 – EU bailouts need to fulfill a political, financial and economic requirement at the same time. It is impossible to fulfill them all at the same time; hence EU bailouts are doomed to be imperfect. As each bailout is unique in the way these three (...) by
24 March 2013 – Last week the EU Financial Ministers agreed on a compromise on the reform of prudential banking rules (CRD IV-CRR) that adapts at the European level international prudential banking rules under the Basel III agreement, adopted by the Basel (...) by
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