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Is EMU a new Rouble zone?

An interesting fact revealed by the Irish Independent has gone almost unnoticed.The newspaper reported this less than two weeks ago:The Irish Independent learnt last night that the Central Bank of Ireland is financing €51bn of an emergency loan progr…

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Je T’Aime… Moi Non Plus

Lofty plans for aligning France’s and Germany’s economic policies are nothing new. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is particularly excited about the idea.But what do people in both countries think of the prospect of becoming more like eachother? Today…

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Just ask Google search…It must be said, people are cynical creatures. The eurostar is a pinnacle of European achievement and is almost always running!

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Some more from us on the referendum lock…On Conservative Home, Open Europe chairman Lord Leach argues in favour of tweaking the EU Bill to strengthen democratic controls over the key areas of EU law that we’ve highlighted.We also have a piece on the …

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One for the people?

Lars Feld, new economics advisor to the German government, has done something rather radical – called for a referendum on the extension of the eurozone bail-out fund. In an interview which appears in tomorrow’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, he says:…

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