A recession which has never gone, is coming back to the EU. The European Court of Auditors is warning again about inefficiencies. Italians stash a billion. Central banks do not believe one another.
EU structural funds are one of the most important benefits that we, countries from CEE, enjoy after joining the European Union. Those are the funds that really help our countries catch up, give money which we see every day while driving on new roads, travelling by new trains.
The Irish are preparing their agenda, will we pay? Spanish retirees invested everything in bonds, not even knowing how. Congratulations to Ben. Not that the function of the Presidency had any other meaning besides the generous earnings for catering companies that will take care of the traveling Brussels circus. But when the Irish took the scepter, we start with them. This peaceful island country has been a decent child in the background for most of…
On Wednesday, 9th January 2013, the media informed about the issue affecting not only fans of the science called economics – a great thinker, James M. Buchanan, has died at the age of 93.
One of the major barriers which prevent the labour market from demanding more workforce (thus lowering the unemployment) is the high level of compulsory social contributions.
Within 4 months after the beginning of the next EU’s financial framework, the eight member states from Central and Eastern Europe will celebrate their 10th anniversary in the Union. (…), it’s high time to call an end to the accession period.
Did we see only Pyrrhic victories or a real overturn in the crisis last year? Greeks remain the worst pupil in the class, Spaniards pretend that nothing bad is happening, Cyprus is not interested and French exodus continues.
Structural and cohesion funds represent more than a third of the EU’s budget. We will only be able to assess their importance if we are aware of the economic situation of member states.
The core stones of the EU have always been 4 freedoms which made the Union desirable and promising. However, the EU enlargement is not only physical – with new members joining, – but it is also increasing in powers and regulatory fields.
At the end of the year, we ratified the fiscal compact. Spain bids farewell to the year of bad news. Berlusconi is alive and well. The Great Greek Wall. EFSF had a successful year.