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Good News on the Economy from Europe but a Warning?

Paul Sweeney 27/04/2017

There is some good news on the Irish economy from Eurostat. But hidden in the text is a warning to another member state, Luxembourg, that may threaten us in the next quarter, if the European statistical police, based in Luxembourg, find out how lavish and spendthrift the government has been, and intends to continue to be, with certain public …



Comparison of EU Bank Bailouts

16/01/2013

Michael Taft uses Eurostat data here to compare the 'direct' impacts on General Government Deficits caused by the EU's numerous bank bailouts. In …

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 referendum - what to do?

Jim Stewart 09/03/2012

Jim Stewart: The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance is flawed in many respects. Martin Wolf, writing in the Financial Times on 6th …

There's loads of money left

Michael Burke 15/12/2011

Michael Burke: The FT’s Martin Wolf has an interesting piece in yesterday's paper. He discusses the latest EU summit and highlights the …

Facing up to reality: Austerity is an obstacle to deficit reduction

11/04/2011

This is the first part of a two-part post. Michael Taft: On Sunday, Colm McCarthy wrote: ‘ . . .the programme for budgetary correction needs to be …

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