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Can the BRICs break it? NEW
Dimi's Lab 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The acronym first appeared in 2001 and it is referring to the four biggest emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. In 2010 South Africa joined the group representing the potential of Africa in world economy and commodities. What are th...
Mitt Romney’s agenda NEW
Dimi's Lab 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
We might not know what the Republican candidate for Presidency plans are, but it is quite apparent that at least in foreign policy agenda he will endeavor to shift Obama’s so-called soft-and-chilling handling of some of the major issues dealing...
Introducing the Financial Transaction Tax NEW
Dimi's Lab 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 12 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
France is the first member-state of the European Union to introduce the Financial Transaction Tax to all publicly trade businesses with market value over 1 billion euros. Is this finally a strategic decision with long-term results for public finance...
Could we eliminate public debt? NEW
Dimi's Lab 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
As global financial crisis is getting even deeper, tax havens remain intact from any regulatory or monitoring mechanism that could control excessive and undeclared deposit flows.  Only in 2010 top-ranked billionaires exploited deep-rooted d...
Germany is the problem NEW
Dimi's Lab 2 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
It has been three years now that Europe is weakening dramatically in terms of political effectiveness and financial stability. Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland are considered the victims of this major downturn. But are they solely responsib...
Is Cameronism defined? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
In this week’s Economistedition Bagehot questioned the real meaning of Cameronism. Indeed, the article was referring to what finally this term means, and the UK’s PM trembling steps towards shaping his chairmanship message and put in...
For how long this crisis? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Italy is the European state having 10 of its cities declaring incapability of payment serving. Span’s 10-year bonds are regularly getting underrated in the market decreasing the credibility of the country’s public finance status. Greece i...
The Marshall Plan revisited? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago
The recent visit of former US President Bill Clinton in Athens cannot be considered as a simple visit. It might be a well-planned decision of the US to put its economic leverage in Europe sixty years after the initiation of the Marshall Plan for the...
Fostering Racism in Europe NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 1 Week, 23 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Greece is regarded the first victim of the financial and political crisis in terms of racist feelings. The recent elections o June 17th have led to the rise of the racist party called Xrysi Aygi which expresses all aspects and policies against immigr...
Greece's Debt Paradox NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
There is a well-founded "leitmotif" in Greek politics since 1980: when a party governs it tends to address national interest when declaring privatization of public-led institutions. On the other hand, opposition is vaguely talking about depreciating...
15,000 Syrians dead. Why more? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
It has been already one year we are discussing war and atrocities in Syria led by the Assad regime. The international community still ponders upon measures and actions ahead, but people continue to die. On the diplomatic front Assad is still ref...
Has the European Union lost its credibility? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 6 Minutes ago
There is an obvious lack of trust in the European plan, the one that was built under difficult and sometimes unravelling circumstances in the aftermath of World War II. It seems that suddenly some scholars and European citizens realized that European...
A European Banking Union: Is it possible? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
It was one of the fundamental topics of the last two summits in Brussels in an effort to provide a more direct and efficient solution to the recapitlization of banking institutions of overdebted states. But is this a realistic solution for Eurozone i...
What Turkey will do with Syria? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 22 Minutes ago
The recent diplomatic escalation between Turkey and Syria with reference to the fall of a Turkish aircraft hit by Syrian forces seems to be more important than it first looked like. Turkey's relatively calm post-reaction is what really corresponds to...
Do we still know how to define success? (1) NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
I am not sure if we ever knew what was the real and profound meaning of success. It is more a soci0-economic norm that got established even before the formation of science. It is something that was mere and pure in the beginning of humanity but got u...
Fixit NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Along with the term Grexit there is another one need to be mentioned. It is the one referring to Finland and its declared expression to exit Eurozone.In the midst of unveiling facts, conflicting policies and negotiations it is without doubt that the...
Slovakia's groaning: Why should we pay for Greece? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The recent statement of Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico that his country "is losing patience" paying overdebted Eurozone member-states is something that stirs up pondering. It is not only Slovakia that questions bail-out plans and its contribut...
Unemployment in Europe: Scary facts NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Unemployment rates in the Eurozone is something you look and get scared. But when you go down to comparative analysis of the most affected countries, like Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal, you feel like getting literally overwhelmed. As we see...
Do we finally need a Fiscal Union? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The European Monetary Union was supposed to be a significant step towards "economic emancipation"and convergence of selected member-states inside the European Union. It was additionally an effort to strengthen European production, boost development a...
Obamacare: What stakes for high-revenue tax payers? NEW
Dimi's Lab 3 Years, 4 Weeks, 20 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
For all democratic people around the world, the bill inaugurated after three years of political struggle against the Republicans and their interests inside the insurance market is a major step towards wealth distribution in practice.  Over...