Category: Europe


Changing the way companies are taxed

Sheila Killian 20/04/2012

Sheila Killian: As reported by the Irish Times, yesterday, the European Parliament approved a resolution proposing amendments to the CCCTB (the …

A 'closer look at Estonia'

Michael Burke 16/04/2012

Michael Burke: ‘Those who declare with infinite certainty that spending cuts and tax increases cannot work, or that there is no example of an …

The Baltic Experience

Tom McDonnell 13/04/2012

Tom McDonnell: Dan O'Brien recently argued that the Baltic countries provide good examples of the case for front loading austerity. He notes that: …

Germany in and with and for Europe

Nat O'Connor 10/04/2012

Nat O'Connor: As noted in an earlier post, it is useful to see that there is lively debate going on in Germany about Europe and alternatives to …

GDP contraction in the crisis Euro area economies

Michael Burke 02/04/2012

Michael Burke: OECD comparative data for the crisis EU countries highlights the extent of that crisis. Greece has become a by-word for the effects of …

Europe from the periphery

Paul Sweeney 21/03/2012

Paul Sweeney: These days, Europe appears to be a cold place viewed from the periphery in Ireland. We are being bailed out and supported in many ways …

Emigration a 'lifestyle choice'?

Tom Healy 17/03/2012

Tom Healy: Today's 'feel good' story in the Irish Times ran as 'Emigrants leaving by choice'. Nice to know that some people still have choices. …

The EU-IMF Deal Does Not Require Privatisation

Michael Taft 22/02/2012

Michael Taft: Whatever about the case-by-case merits of the Government’s announcement today regarding the sell-off of state assets, we should be …

Guest post by Martin O'Dea: Rebalancing the power

14/02/2012

Martin O'Dea lectures in Management and Human Resource Management at the Dublin Business School: There are many levels at which to assess the current …

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