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2011 the Year of European Public accounts
Whilst the Euro survived the trial it faced accused of inadequate economic governance, growth now seems to be making a tentative return and European solidarity has temporarily calmed the financial storm, hence nothing could be worse than giving up now. Due to circumstances economic integration...
The Euro Europe and the Markets
First and foremost European integration is a political choice. It is a complex, incomplete matter and unification is progressing slowly. The financial markets, which are the expression of investor confidence do not always understand this. Europeans are themselves in the grip of doubt given the...
Ireland, the Euro and economic governance
Ireland has brought Europe back into the financial crisis. Of course the Union has the means to save this "bad boy" of Europe from bankruptcy - since the Irish problems are not just due to its banks but also because of its government's economic and fiscal policy. Here we have a country...
Enlargement: Is the European Commission doing its work properly?
We have known for a long time that the enlargement policy is ailing. Without direction nor captain at the helm it seems to continue impassively on its way in spite of the crisis, the EU's difficulties and the scepticism of European citizens. Just as the Commission is about to publish its strategy...