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The Cypriot parliament has officially approved the bailout deal that the government agreed with its eurozone partners and the IMF. (See here for our previous thoughts on the deal).A rejection of the deal would probably have led to a Cypriot exit from t…

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The new Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta announced his first raft of policies in his first speech to the Italian parliament yesterday. The speech was strong on anti-austerity rhetoric but short on details of how his new approach would be funded – il…

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EU ‘grassroots’ engagementBeyond the spotlight of high-profile crisis meetings of EU leaders exists a very different community. A group that can almost be likened to a sub-culture. They meet in over-sized buildings in Brussels or at conferences and hot…

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The last few days have seen a shifting of consensus in the ECB rate cuts debate.Recent economic data in the eurozone has been particularly bad, with private sector activity slowing more than expected. However, potentially more importantly, this effect …

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As was made evident by the internal memo about the EU financial transaction tax (FTT) – that we exclusively published yesterday – there are plenty of concerns amongst the supposed champions of the idea. Today, another heavyweight institution raised the…

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