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Troika blues

Just a couple of brief comments on the ‘Troika’ report that’s now been out in the public domain for over 24 hours (through various leaks). Linkiesta has the text of the report here.Just to recap: the European Commission, the IMF and the European Centra…

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Staring into the abyss

The situation in Greece has shifted in the last few days (admittedly a massive understatement), previously the disagreement between the ECB and Germany over a second Greek bailout was the main threat, but with the IMF now agreeing to release the next t…

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If you’d happened to pass by Syntagma Square in Athens this Sunday – the site of various protests over the last few weeks – you would have had the chance to reflect on the various chants from the Greek protesters frustrated with their government’s/the …

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With it being a relatively slow news day, much of the economic and political commentariat has focussed on who ought to and/or has a chance of replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn as IMF chief. Everyone seems to have an opinion on this; there have been some…

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Ouch!!!

Usually mild mannered Swedish politicians have certainly displayed an unusual willingness to communicate strong opinions on European political issues of late. After some forthright comments on twitter from foreign minister Carl Bildt on Lybia recently,…

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