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Reforming the EU

Paul Sweeney 07/01/2020

An EU rule which must be radically reformed is the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). It is a set of rules intended to ensure member states in the Union maintain fiscal discipline. The key is that member states must stay within the max of a 3% of GDP budget deficit while maintaining a 60% debt- to-GDP ratio. Governments are punished if they don’t …



2011, 2014, the Bond Markets and Growth

Nat O'Connor 05/11/2010

Nat O'Connor: It seems to me that there is some confusion in the way in which international factors on Ireland's deficit are presented to the general …

“…all of the adjustments are being done to impress the rating agencies and international capital markets….”

Slí Eile 15/02/2010

Slí Eile: So writes Michael Casey, former chief economist with the Central Bank and currently board member of the International Monetary Fund. He …

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