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Guest blogpost by Carlos A. Primo Braga, Professor of International Political Economy at IMD, and Director of The Evian Group at IMD. The future of the Greek economy and its place in the Eurozone are back in the headlines. The new government in Athens has adopted a confrontational strategy, building upon the anti-austerity stance that… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Xavier sol, director of Counter Balance. The role of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has been a marginal topic during the European election campaign – regrettable for a bank with such an impact on the European economy. Here are some good reasons why newly elected MEPs should pay attention to the EIB… » read more

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Goodbye Mr Euro?

By Michel Anderlini ”We politicians, we know very well what to do [to resolve the crisis]. But what we do not know is how to be re-elected if we do try to resolve the crisis”, used to say the farseeing Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxemburg – a country besides which I grew up. As… » read more

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A fistful of euros

By Alessandra Flora Alessandra FloraWhat is happening in Italy? We are selling our best family companies. It’s a very sad situation, getting more and more absurd. What about the eminent tradition we have built we our own hands? I could not believe the news: on 10 July the French giant LVMH (better known as Louis… » read more

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Guest post by Pavol Demes, a Bratislava-based foreign policy analyst and photographer. Following the political dispute over the 2-Euro coin design containing the halos and crosses at the apostles of Slavs – St Cyril and Methodius (see this earlier coverage on EurActiv), Slovakia’s commemorative coin was finally released on July 5, 2013. On this day… » read more

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By Thomas Schuster Basically, the European Union intends to adopt the Basel III accord. For that reason the European Commission drafted a capital requirements directive CRD IV (European Commission 2011a) and a capital requirements regulation CRR (European Commission 2011b) in 2011. Both the directive and the regulation were negotiated under the co-decision rule. Parliament and… » read more

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By Kolfinna Baldvinsdottir, Vice-President of the Brussels Press-Club Why should (German) taxpayers bail out Russian oligarchs who are in danger of loosing their tax-evaded money? Silly question. Of course they shouldn’t – none of their business. Where did the ECB and the IMF get the idea to rob the savings from guaranteed saving accounts from… » read more

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