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“..there would also be political impacts of TTIP for Turkey because according to Kader Sevinç, Representative of the Republican People’s Party in Brussels, TTIP represents a new Western world order. From her statement, it could be deduced that through TTIP the US would be able to create the new Western axis against China economically and… » read more

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“..there would also be political impacts of TTIP for Turkey because according to Kader Sevinç, Representative of the Republican People’s Party in Brussels, TTIP represents a new Western world order. From her statement, it could be deduced that through TTIP the US would be able to create the new Western axis against China economically and… » read more

BY ARMENUHI BUDAGHYAN (HEAD OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE OF AEGEE-YEREVAN, MBA DEPARTMENT STUDENT AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA) The Maastricht Treaty which is known as the Treaty on European Union was signed on 7 February 1992 by the 12 member countries of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands. It led mainly to the creation of euro and established… » read more

The European Commission is struggling to justify an increase of nearly 7 per cent in the EU payments budget for 2013.  The timing could hardly be worse, with national budgets feeling the full force of austerity, governments facing fierce opposition to spending cuts at home, and the Dutch being forced into new elections as coalition… » read more

By introducing European Semester, the flagship of today’s European economic programme and by being authorized to somewhat control national budgets, the Commission wants to be seen as primus inter pares among the member states. But there are three possible obstacles too. First – authorization This authorization is not wrong in itself, what we can be… » read more

The European Commission is currently undertaking a wide-ranging analysis of the nature of the pension challenges which face Europe through a public consultation entitled Towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems. These challenges are inextricably linked to issues in the wider economy and wider society and should be tackled through a joined-up, strategic approach… » read more

Efforts of the political establishment with tentacles in media recently aiming at defusing social tension has intensified as they feel anger and despair of society approaching a dangerous explosion point. Important politicians and journalists have been recruited to challenge messages emanating from independent individuals, Greek and foreign, called adroitly Cassandras that is prophets of doom.… » read more

In Straßburg rätseln viele Europaabgeordnete welcher Teufel die deutsche Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel wohl geritten hat, als sie in einem zentralen Punkt des geplannten Stabilitätspaktes eine Kehrtwende machte und die deutsche Position gegen ein vages Versprechen von Nicolas Sarkozy aufgab. Merkel besteht nicht mehr auf einen automatischen Sanktionsmechanismus für Defizitsünder. Dieser Vorschlag wurde ja sowohl von… » read more

The European Commission is currently analysing the impacts, costs and benefits stemming from the so called Transparency Directive. The EU executive is working towards its possible improvement, namely in the field of the attractiveness of regulated capital markets for smaller listed companies, holdings of voting rights and the inefficient implementation of the Directive due to diverging… » read more

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, young finance professionals of the 21st century – in the EU but also worldwide – are seeking increasingly aspirational and dynamic career paths, both inside and outside traditional mainstream finance careers. Modern graduates have a clear vision for their professional lives and are demanding more from employers –… » read more

22 Europaabgeordnete des ECON (Ausschuss für Wirtschaft und Währung) wenden sich mit einem fraktionsaübergreifenden Appell an die Öffentlichkeit. Sie wollen ein Gegengewicht zur Banken- und Finanzlobby schaffen. Sie beklagen, dass der erheblichen Lobbyarbeit der Finanzakteure keinerlei unabhängige und „zivilgesellschaftliche“ Alternative gegenüber steht. „Die Finanzkrise hat gezeigt, dass das ein für die Demokratie insgesamt gefährlicher Zustand… » read more

Viel los war diese Woche in Europa, das Thema der Woche war sicherlich wieder einmal die Finanz- und Eurokrise und deren Bewältigung. Sowohl das EU-Parlament als auch die Regierungschefs setzten sich mit der Zukunft der EU auseinander und versuchten ihre Lehren aus den Krisen zu ziehen. Zu einer erstaunlichen Allianz kam es diese Woche in… » read more

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