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Securing Portugal’s deficit

The EU/IMF/ECB troika released a statement on its second review of the Portuguese bailout this afternoon. It was more or less what was expected, with a deeper recession forecast for next year (GDP contracting by 3%) and fears over some over-spending, p…

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On Friday, the FT revealed that France is leading a majority group of eurozone governments in opposition to German demands that the permanent eurozone bailout mechanism include clear language providing for the inclusion of private bondholders in negoti…

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About to hit the jackpot

The Parliament.com website is taking a welcome new look at the fact that the team of EU Commissioners due to leave office in a few months’ time will each walk away with more than £1 million in pensions and perks alone. This is on top of the more than …

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