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Laut, bunt und friedlich: So sollten die Proteste in Frankfurt am Main gegen die offizielle EZB-Eröffnung sein. Mit fantasievollen Aktionen wollte sich das Blockupy-Bündnis gegen die Bankenmacht zurückmelden. Denn es war still geworden um die Kritiker des entfesselten Finanzkapitalismus. Nach dem Tag heute in Frankfurt am Main muss man sagen: Es wäre wohl besser still […]

Taking a really short break from the developments in Greece and Eurozone, I hereby present my paper published by the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS) in the aftermath of the successful organization of the 7th International Black Sea Symposium on “Perspectives on Tourism in the Black Sea Area” that was held on 16-18 October 2014, in Athens, […]

A number of trade unions have recently denounced McDonalds’ fiscal optimisation policies. According to the unions’ experts, between 2009 and 2013 McDonalds paid only 16 million euros in profit taxes across the EU states in which it operates instead of the 1.06 billion euros it should have paid if tax avoidance schemes had not been […]

Guest blogpost by Carlos A. Primo Braga, Professor of International Political Economy at IMD, and Director of The Evian Group at IMD. The future of the Greek economy and its place in the Eurozone are back in the headlines. The new government in Ath…

I had always presumed that life for a Russian billionaire must be pretty sweet. You know what I mean – private jets, international homes, super yachts, vast sprawling business empire, obligatory ownership of a football club, wedges of cash and lo…

They used to say the EU lacks a narrative. The crisis has remedied that. The high stakes poker game being played out by Angela “cool-hand” Merkel and Yanis “motherfucker” Varoufakis has unleashed a colourful social media storm, which continues to throw up surprises, the latest being a successful German attempt at humour. Featuring self-parodying stereotypes: […]

92,3 Prozent – noch nie war die Zustimmung im Bundestag zu einem Hilfsprogramm für Griechenland so groß wie gestern. Doch so unwohl wie am Freitag haben sich die meisten Abgeordneten auch noch nie gefühlt beim Thema Griechenland. Dabei war das gestern im Vergleich zu dem, was noch kommt, bestenfalls eine parlamentarische Fingerübung. Es ging um […]

  The month-long negotiations between the Greek government and Eurozone ended up temporarily with the adoption of a 4-month extension of the current bailout program during which the Greek government is bound to undertake a specific course of action regarding these structural reforms that will convince the creditors that Greece is ready to receive the […]

La Maison de l’Europe de Brest – Centre d’information Europe Direct Bretagne Ouest organise à Brest Business School, à Brest, le jeudi 26 février 2015 de 8h30 à 12h30, un colloque ayant pour intitulé :”L’Europe des territoires : la subsidiarité au service du développement local. L’économie circulaire, un levier du dynamisme économique territorial.” Cet événement […]

One step before reaching an agreement (?) on Greece’s bailout program, the government dispatched today the revised proposal including the extension of the current loan agreement for the next six (6) months, while introducing a moratorium in the implementation of new austerity measures suggested by troika last November. Meanwhile, the ECB decided yesterday to extend […]

The talented French writer, dedicated revolutionary and wise politician André Malraux wrote in his memoires that Charles de Gaulle was France’s “alibi for courage”. According to Malraux, De Gaulle’s actions saved France not once, but twice. The first time, by organizing the resistance against the Nazis during the WWII and, the second time, by defusing […]

Gratislebensmittel für Arme, Suppenküchen und Wintermäntel aus der Kleiderkammer – dass es in Deutschland viele mit wenig Geld gibt, daran haben wir uns schon fast gewöhnt. Trotzdem, der Bericht von heute setzt noch eins drauf: Noch nie gab es so viele Arme in Deutschland. Eine Schande ist das, Deutschland ist eines der reichsten Länder der […]