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Throughout the eurozone crisis, we have often highlighted the gap between the kind of ‘shock and awe’ decisions expected by financial markets, and what national democracies are able to deliver. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the on-goin…

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Silent revolution

This afternoon Commission President Barroso, speaking at the European University Institute in Florence, sent a reminder to the UK’s Coalition Government and others why the game over the EU’s economic government is far from over. According to Italia…

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Eurozone vanity

Latest word is that the eurozone group is holding an emergency video conference this afternoon to discuss Greece’s economic situation and possible ways to go ahead with a much anticipated (read: much feared) bailout of the country. This morning’s press…

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the economic protectorate

So it has happened that the European Commission – aided by new powers in the Lisbon Treaty (article 121) – has effectively taken control over the Greek economy, demanding pay freezes, tax hikes and reforms of labour markets and the country’s healthcare…

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An issue facing those who want to constructively question the path of EU integration – the kind of democratic opposition that is desperately lacking from EU politics, most notably in the European Parliament – is that EU enthusiasts automatically portra…

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