Eurozone in Crisis

The Future State of Ireland?

Dr Derval Tubridy | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Derval Tubridy

What is the future for Ireland? What state will Ireland be in as a result of severe austerity measures? Has the concept of a sovereign state been undermined by the loss of fiscal autonomy?

Frontier Economics - Which Country Will Have the Edge?

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

Investors and business leaders - on whom the country's economic recovery depends, can no longer be certain of the UK's liberty and protection under the law. At the very time other crisis economies are cutting costs and increasing certainty, business in the UK will have to contend not just with statutory rules and the costs they impose on employers. They will also face the consequences of pressure-group politics, in which politicians abandon the labour market to the unpredictable operations of twilight law.

Is it Time to Manipulate the Debt for the Greater Good?

Jeremy Cook | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

We got into this mess through financial engineering and manipulation for individual profit. Maybe it's time we considered some more manipulation, this time for the benefit of everyone and not a greedy few.

Making Sure the EU's Long-term Budget Adds Up

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Setting a budget is a difficult exercise at the best of times. Even when money is plentiful, it is never unlimited, so tough choices have to be made. Now imagine 27 countries, all with their own of difficulties and preferences, having to decide about billions of euros for a seven-year period in the midst of the biggest economic crisis since the great depression.

Euro Clashes: Will Internal Conflicts Damage the Future of Europe?

Sarah Aston | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah Aston

By dressing up as Nazis, Greek protestors showed that, under pressure, states within the European Union revert back to suspicion and resentment of each other and historical grievances come to the surface.

Swedish Lessons for EU Bank Owners

Dag Detter | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics
Dag Detter

If we are all going to be taking a larger stake in the restructuring of the European banking system, we have to do it right.