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EU als Politische Union – Wer versagt: Politiker oder Bürger? Finanzkrise rauf, Zukunft der Europäischen Union runter, so geht das seit Wochen und Monaten. Wenn wir ehrlich sind, wird die Diskussion schon seit Anbeginn der europäischen Einigung apokalyptisch geführt. Denken wir nur an die Eurosklerose der 70er und 80er Jahre. Die derzeitige Krise in Europa… » read more

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Guest post by Andy Langenkamp, political analyst for ECR Research and Interest & Currency Consultants. Unemployment in the eurozone is at historic highs. Economic growth data are equally depressing while confidence is low among producers and consumers. In short, the stock market rallies of recent months are premature. The European “patient” will not get better… » read more

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Guest Post by Yannis Kechagiaras, Msc graduate in international relations, LSE. The Greek nation sends out a distress signal: we cannot bear the burden of new cuts on salaries, wages, pensions, allowances; we cannot pay out more special contributions and irregular taxes; we cannot afford saving the state. Greek people are literally cash-strapped: around thirty… » read more

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Guest post by Katheryn Rivas Copenhagen has been bustling and buzzing this past week with formal induction ceremonies as Denmark for the seventh time takes the helm of the EU. The Danish government has put concentrated most of their six-month rotating presidency agenda this term in what they call “green growth” — even the Danish… » read more

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Guest Post by Joan-Marc SIMON, Analyst and Blogger on EU Affairs. Unless the macroeconomic diet imposed to southern countries it is complemented with fiscal transfers, it will asphyxiate economic recovery which in turn is going to break-up the already unstable countries. A new European Convention is necessary to build the new European fiscal Union. As… » read more

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Guest post by Stefan Brill. The core problem of the current situation now and then are the ‘stinky’ assets in the balance sheets of banks. The argumentation goes that many banks are systemic and finally, given the bank has to declare insolvency or illiquidity and has to declare bankruptcy, the real sector is cut off… » read more

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“Emerging Europe and Central Asia have returned to growth, but there are concerns about unemployment and the sustainability of the economic growth … The recovery was not at the same level in all the states. Croatia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan and Romania have not yet returned to growth. “- I quoted the World Bank Vice President for… » read more

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Marco Saba: AUDIT the European Central Bank While the euro monetary rent – hundreds of billion euros each year – is being masked in the ECB balance sheet (in the liabilities side instead of the assets side), we ask for a long due independent AUDIT of the European Central Bank. Please, do sign the petition… » read more

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By Jim Egan, Principle Partner at Ferrumar. How the ‘Masters of the Universe’ view our world (Photo source) What delicious irony to behold the Goldman Sachs cult’s desperate attempts to evade its well-deserved public and political back lashings. Tout au contraire, that Goldman’s “… reputational damage is hard to gauge …” (The Economist, “Sachs and… » read more

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Here on Blogactiv we very rarely feel the need to publish press releases and communiques related to an annual conference. However, we feel that the contribution from the Club de Madrid warrants close attention. DECLARATION Club of Madrid, Annual Conference ‘The Political Dimensions of the World Economic Crisis’ November 13, 2009 We, Members of Club… » read more

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