Category: Europe


Guest post by Arthur Doohan: It's the economy, stupid

Arthur Doohan 17/05/2012

Arthur Doohan: "...most of the people ...were unhappy… Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned …

So what do the markets think?

16/05/2012

The victory of Francois Hollande in the French Presidential contest provides a further insight into the operation of the bond markets. It is …

Eurozone crisis: Updated version of Varoufakis' and Holland's 'Modest Proposal'

15/05/2012

Yanis Varoufakis and Stuart Holland have reworked their 'Modest Proposal for Resolving the Eurozone Crisis'. Click here for Version 3.0.

European Monetary Union: Doomed to fail or just another stepping stone?

Tom McDonnell 14/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: With talk of a Greek exit from the Euro now being treated seriously it can be informative to consider past experiences with monetary …

Are things getting better, or worse?

Michael Burke 11/05/2012

Michael Burke: The EU Commission Spring 2012 economic forecasts have just been published. It is likely that the downgrading of current growth …

The structural deficit just got worse

Michael Taft 11/05/2012

Michael Taft: The latest EU Commission projections are out and, if anything, they show an even higher structural deficit than what the Government is …

The Spanish crisis, thirteen defaults to date

Tom McDonnell 10/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: As well as being World and European football champions Spain also currently holds the distinction of having the world record for …

Is Ireland achieving its targets?

Rory O'Farrell 09/05/2012

Rory O'Farrell: Sometimes in the debate on the plan with the Troika people point out that we are in recession so the plan has failed. However, the …

Euro crisis solutions: An ongoing debate

Tom McDonnell 08/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: The Irish body politic and especially its commentariat will no doubt spend the next few weeks obsessing and navel gazing over the …

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