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France: A new hope?

    Restoring French economic ‘joie de vivre’ was a cornerstone of Emmanuel Macron’s Presidential bid, but Macron’s recent appointment of Edouard Phillippe as France’s Prime Minister has left many questioning whether the new President is actually able to unite the country and forge a viable path forward. Macron was quick to take the initiative… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

On April 16, the Turkish people voted in a constitutional referendum deciding whether to broaden the Presidential office’s influence at the expense of the parliament, further undermining the fragile Turkish parliamentary democracy and pushing it further towards authoritarianism. Erdogan’s razor-thin victory of (51,3%), allowed for the realization of his long-time effort to redefine his position… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

  Questo mio articolo è stato pubblicato su Il Foglio Quotidiano il 16 febbraio 2017. L’economia italiana cresce dell’1,1 per cento ma il pil reale pro capite rimane sotto il livello del 1998. Non sorprende che la sofferenza sia così lunga, dato il surreale dibattito economico. Dall’Imu all’ossessione per il surplus commerciale della Germania, ora… » read more

  Posted by Brainstorm on Politics and Economics of the EU

Written by Anouk Canet Luxleaks and the Panama Papers have made awareness about tax evasion issues mainstream. But as painful for the global economy as it may sound, tax evasion still overshadows the broader issue of tax competition – the relative lowering of tax base and tax rate to attract investments – and the subsequent… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

It is a turning point for the Syriza-led government. After more than one year since the painful agreement on a third bailout for the country has been reached, the society and the business world are suffocating under the burden of tax hikes, lack of liquidity from the banks, weak improvement of macroeconomic factors. Unemployment has… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

The EU is no stranger to crises. It is often said, at least in academic circles, that a crisis can spur necessary further integration (known in Eurojargon as ‘deepening’). At the height of the Eurozone crisis, for example, Member States were willing to accept far-reaching reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) that were… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

Faced with yet another woefully pitiful set of growth figures, the European Central Bank (ECB) this week said it expects interest rates to remain at their record lows for a long time to come. Leaving the headline rate unchanged at 0%, the ECB also said it saw no need to alter its program of quantitative… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

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