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In a comment piece for Die Welt, Jörg Eigendorf has some well chosen words for Chancellor Angela Merkel.With regards to the “What happens now?” question being thrown around the Euro countries, Eigendorf deems both the idea of an enlarged rescue pa…

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Changes

On the popular German TV show with Maybrit Illner on ZDF, Hans-Olaf Henkel, the former head of leading German Industry Federation Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie (BDI) said that although he used to be a fan of the euro, he has now drawn the con…

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Things are getting really scary in Euroland.Fears of contagion are spreading like a rash, replicating the patterns preceding the bail-out of Greece. An article in Der Spiegel has a very useful break-down of the challenges facing the key euro countries …

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I am neither worried about the survival of the euro nor about the survival of the European Union. I am however concerned that in Germany, the federal (government) and local authorities are slowly losing sight of the European common good.-Eurogroup chai…

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Well, we’re not quite there yet. But those who still think – and there are some – that reservations about the future of the euro is something which exists primarily amongst the we-told-you-so bunch on the Tory backbenches, should try to pick up a Europ…

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Clueless politicians

We were reminded of this spectacularly inaccurate assessment the other day (from our “How the EU-elite got it wrong on the euro” briefing):”The euro has been a rock of stability, as illustrated by the contrasting fortunes of Iceland and Ireland. Joinin…

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Commenting on the Irish bailout, Die Welt editor Dorothea Siems makes some very important points.She argues:The euro adventure stands the risk of meeting a terrible end. Germany must make clear where the borders of what it can bear lay. This is because…

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Open Europe has today published a briefing asking the simple question: will an Irish bail-out actually solve anything?A healthy Irish economy is quite clearly in the UK’s interest, and to extend loans to a struggling neighbour (to use Osborne’s rhetori…

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Presenters on Hungarian radio station NeoFM’s daily morning show, “Bumerang”, have joined the long line of people trying to make sense of the bizarre projects that have received EU funding. Listeners have been asked to choose their favourites amongs…

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