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On May 11 the Greek government extended for a fourth consecutive time the law protecting primary residences from foreclosure. This refers to a wide category of non-performing loans (NPLs), covering as well medium-size enterprises with gross annual income lower than 50 million euros, occupying up to 250 employees. This regulation protects 94% of the total… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

Guest blog post by Claudia Broyer, Rolf Schneider, Alexander Schramm, Katharina Utermöhl, Allianz Research The eurozone economy is moving in the right direction, gradually tackling economic imbalances and becoming more resilient. The risk of complacency, however, is high. Europe’s reform journey is still long. The good: Towards a more stable economy With 1.5%, economic growth… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

In at least two occasions, recently, I have been asked to comment on the growing technological innovation divide between the US and Europe. No doubt, high-tech innovation is in full-traction speed at the moment, in several key sectors: energy, biotech and medicine, artificial intelligence, material science and advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and futuristic weaponry. In… » read more

  Posted by Nicoli Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The new five-year national plans to reduce global warming will provide the roadmap for action. Continuing… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

Genval, 8th March 2016. – The European Parliament is about to vote tomorrow on a tobacco agreement between the EU and Philipp Morris International (PMI) and it is at least questionable that the EU’s intention is legal, ethical or politically correct. At the same bed with the ennemy? From a legal point of view, according… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

There is a battle of wills underway in Malta. The current Labour government has faced many accusations of incompetence and corruption in it’s short time in power, but without hard evidence, they remain just accusations. Recently however, those accusations have stepped up several notches. Malta really only has four sources of written news reporting –… » read more

  Posted by FinancialGuy Writes!

We all agree that the European Monetary Union (EMU) needs a different institutional framework with better governance. We also all agree that EMU economies will never completely converge, but there is actually high likelihood that Greece, Portugal and Italy will continue to diverge from Germany. The mantra of structural reforms is a desperate attempt from… » read more

  Posted by Brainstorm on Politics and Economics of the EU

As EU has entered in talks with Great Britain towards a more accommodating relationship that would vanquish Brexit prospects, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble keeps insisting that Greece would be in better economic condition if decision on Grexit had been reached in summer. Obsession of Schäuble to cling in this idea every now and then,… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

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