Category: Europe


Guest post by Vic Duggan: 'Baltic Miracle' no model for Ireland and peripheral Europe

Vic Duggan 12/07/2012

Vic Duggan: Europe’s policy response to the ongoing sovereign debt and banking crises on the continent’s periphery appears to be in suspended …

MOU for Spain

Tom McDonnell 11/07/2012

Tom McDonnell: The Spanish Memorandum of understanding is here. EL Pais has distilled it down to 32 key points here. Eurointelligence helpfully …

Can the Eurozone be saved?

Tom McDonnell 10/07/2012

Tom McDonnell: Spanish 10-year bonds are now over 7.1%. It looks like there will be a Spanish National Asset Management Agency (SNAMA) set up as a …

Europe's crisis: market competition instead of social bonds

06/07/2012

TASC today issued a new discussion paper by James Wickham in which he argues that the elites dominating Europe have abandoned any commitment to …

Stiglitz on the Euro deal

Paul Sweeney 05/07/2012

Paul Sweeney: We need vision and leadership in Europe. The lack of this leadership among the Europe elite/authorities, of which its citizens are …

Euro Crisis, Causes and Solutions

Tom McDonnell 03/07/2012

Tom McDonnell: Despite the developments at last week's EU summit we remain a long, long way from a successful resolution of the Euro crisis. My own …

Reflections on Greece

18/06/2012

In a commentary written yesterday, Paul Krugman noted that the "Greek election [...] ended up settling nothing. The governing coalition may have …

Remote scenarios?

14/06/2012

Consider the following scenario. After a victory by the left-wing Syriza party, Greece’s new government announces that it wants to renegotiate the …

Paul de Grauwe on the need for action

Paul Sweeney 12/06/2012

Paul Sweeney: With all the events happening in Europe and the lack of leadership by the Prime Ministers, Finance Ministers, the economic Commissioner …

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Nat O'Connor

Nat O’Connor is a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) and a …

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Paul Sweeney is former Chief Economist of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.  He is a …

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Vic Duggan is an independent consultant, economist and public policy specialist catering …