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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…

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 […]

Like many other successful companies, we have quite an international team at Europa Media. Certainly, most are Hungarian, but there are also employees from Germany, Italy, Turkey and Ukraine. Diversity at Europa Media An international environment at the company yields obvious cultural benefits such as swapping language knowledge, exchanging traditions and customs and frequently tasting […]

  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 […]

Incumbent PES President has no competitor, and is likely to be reelected as President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) later this year. Stanishev, a former Bulgarian Prime minister (2005-2009), was elected to the post in 2012, but had taken the job already in 2011 when his predecessor, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, stepped down on […]

  On February 27th the Turbine Gallery in Nordkraft will close the doors of the exhibition displaying neighbourhood photos from Aalborg and three other European cities.   Stunning photos portraying the spirit and life of Aalborg, Birmingham, Lisbon and Milan were captured by their citizens as part of MyNeighbourhood project. All four cities competed to find […]

Frankreich und Deutschland

Francois Hollande eilte seinem deutschen Gast im Regen entgegen, auch ohne zu wissen, dass die Kanzlerin ihm, den Schokoladenliebhaber, einen entsprechenden Geschenkkorb mitgebracht hatte. Es ist die Zeit der kleinen deutsch-französischen Signale für eine größer werdende Freundschaft. Spätestens seit dem Verhandlungsmarathon von Minsk sind sich die beiden näher gekommen… Der Präsident dankt nachdrücklich der Kanzlerin. […]

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 […]

By Àngela Corbalán, Oxfam’s Head of EU Communications and Deputy Head of EU Office When the election results were finally announced in Greece on Sunday, they were just a formality. Exit polls confirmed what most had suspected long before votes began fluttering into the ballot boxes – that Syriza would sweep into power in Athens […]

The debate on Greece and how a solution can be found is causing more and more problems. The public opinion in Northern Europe is influenced by the “pacta sunt servanda” approach, meaning Greece has to fulfil all commitments so far signed. In Southern Europe – especially in Portugal, but also in Spain – it is […]

These last days we have witnessed a growing “statement war” over the possible outcome of the negotiations in this Wednesday’s Eurogroup and the possibility of “Grexit”. This term that has been so easily used in unofficial statements and media coverage to stir anxiety in the markets and fear in the Greek and European public is […]

Tax evasion in Greece

Euractiv reported last week (5 February) that the European People´s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament intends to propose a motion of censure in the parliament against the right-wing Independent Greeks party. Following the recent election in Greece, they were included in a government coalition with the Syriza Party. Its founder Panos Kammenos has been […]

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