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Global Outlook—Still Three Speeds, But Slower NEW
iMFdirect 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
By Olivier Blanchard Today we released our update of the World Economic Outlook. The world economy remains in 3-speed mode.  Emerging markets are still growing rapidly.  The US recovery is steady.  And much of Europe continues to strug...
Of perception gaps and financing traps NEW
Olli Rehn (European Commissioner) 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 10 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The current public debate on fiscal policy is often portrayed as a political battle between the Austerians and Spendanigans. As a doctrinaire agnostic, I refuse to take an oath to either of these, as there is no silver bullet or single issue mov...
Portugal's Constitutional Court Blocks Bailout Measures NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Portugal's Constitutional Court has struck down austerity measures considered necessary by the government to meet the conditions of its 78-billion-euro (101 billion US dollars) bailout program, opening a billion-euro gap in the country's 2013 budget.
Live Blog: ECB Meeting NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Hello everyone, and welcome to our live blog of the European Central Bank’s first monetary policy decision of 2013 with Brian Blackstone in Frankfurt and David Cottle in London.
Même pas peur ! NEW
Europe 27etc 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
La fin du monde s’est bien ri de nous aujourd’hui, en nous mettant au défi de continuer encore un peu, mieux si possible, combien de temps, on verra. Ce délai bien salutaire nous donne à vivre une nouvelle année européenne, qui sera, on peut...
Market pillar of EU industrial policy: harmonisation and surveillance NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Innovation, skills, markets and access to capital are the four pillars of the updated Europe 2020 (EU2020) flagship initiative for industrial policy. Thus, the internal market (single market) and international markets play an important part in EU in...
Innovation pillar of EU industrial policy NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
After the implementation of the 2010 EU industrial strategy and the competitiveness of industry in the European Union, we turn to four pillars for EU industrial policy in the Commission Staff Working document SWD(2012) 297 accompanying the communicat...
"European Commission autumn forecast: overoptimistic and in denial" by Andrew Watt NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
If you are thinking of embarking on reading the European Commission’s Autumn economic forecast (191 pages), released today, you may want to read the first sentence and then think hard whether you shouldn’t save yourself the trouble – especially...
Tillväxt dröjer i europeisk ekonomi NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
2013 ser ut att bli ett förlorat år för den europeiska ekonomin med rekordhög arbetslöshet och knappt någon tillväxt.
"The Second Coming of Barack Obama" by Kemal Dervis NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The race was tough, but US President Barack Obama has won re-election. The question now, for the United States and the world, is what will he do with a fresh four-year term? To win re-election with a still-weak economy and unemployment close to 8% wa...
Prévisions d'automne pour 2012-14: la traversée d'une zone de turbulences NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
À court terme, les conditions demeurent fragiles pour l'économie de l'UE, mais 2013 devrait voir un retour progressif de la croissance, croissance qui devrait se renforcer en 2014. En rythme annuel, le PIB se contracterait de 0,3 % dan...
"Higher Economic Growth in Europe: Barking up the Right Tree" by Rolf Langhammer NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
A “ghost debate” spreads through Europe: a debate on higher economic growth in order to virtually grow out of public debt and to put an end to the crisis of individual Euro countries. The debate can be labeled “ghost-like” because: it is erro...
EU Cuts Growth Forecasts for Eastern Members NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
The European Commission cut its growth forecasts for 2013 for eastern European Union members--which use their national currencies and have been growing faster than the euro zone--as the dire economic situation of the more vulnerable EU members spills...
Czech Three-Year Yield at Record Low, Government Wins Vote NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Czech borrowing costs fell to record lows at a three-year bond auction showing strong demand Wednesday, shortly before the country's embattled right-leaning coalition won a parliamentary confidence vote.
Demolishing five myths about Europe’s decline, by Indermit Gill (europesworld.org) NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Five wrong notions have encouraged Asia and America to misdiagnose Europe’s ailments, Indermit Gill writes. And although Europeans need to make big changes, he believes the EU’s economic model can still be made to work  ...
Benoît Mandelbrot – poet in a foreign language (2): Five rules NEW
reszatonline 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The central theme of Benoît Mandelbrot’s work was to find a regular pattern in irregularity and roughness as he described in the videos listed here and in his various books and articles. His mathematics, the fractal geometry, found applications in...
wirtschaftswunder: Sachverständigenrat: Indikatoren für die... NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
wirtschaftswunder: Sachverständigenrat: Indikatoren für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit ausgewählter Länder des Euro-Raums (SVR 2012/13, S.76) http://tinyurl.com/bvhfbny Starke Besserung sichtbar, die immer noch große Lücke allerdings auch.
European and global ICT standards and interoperability NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
After the blog posts about a strategic vision for European standards and their importance ”everywhere”, plus one entry in Finnish about standards in the single market for services and one article in Swedish about creating new standards faster, we...
U.S. Deficits: Reflect Virtue or Vice? NEW
The Worden Report 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Chronic government fiscal deficits, and thus debt, may suggest that a people is not up to self-governance. Moreover, the imbalance may be a drawback of democracy itself. That is to say, a people may not have sufficient will to constrain its own consu...
Russia needs a plan for modernising its economy NEW
Centre for European Reform 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Russia’s economy is not performing badly. Thanks to the high oil price, economic growth is likely to stay at 4 per cent or a little less for the next few years – respectable by West European standards. The problem is that Russia’s rulers do not...
JORNADA “AGENDA EUROPA 2020 : FULL DE RUTA DE LA UNIÓ EUROPEA PER SUPERAR LA CRISI ACTUAL” NEW
eurolocal 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Organitza l’Ajuntament de Sitges (Nivell 10) amb el suport de la Diputació de Barcelona (Europe Direct BCN).             ★        introducció – objectius: Aquesta jornada pretén proporcionar formació i informació...
A rude awakening NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
IN LESS than 24 hours, the French have been shaken out of their complacency over the state of their economy no fewer than three times. On November 5th, Louis Gallois, a left-leaning industrialist, unveiled a government-commissioned report on French c...
L’aggiornamento socialiste, une nécessité absolue NEW
Telos 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Quelles que soient les décisions prises aujourd’hui, la question se pose de la capacité de la gauche en général, et du PS en particulier, à assumer une politique économique réaliste, rompant avec la stratégie keynésienne de la demande et o...
Le Franc et le choc de compétitivité NEW
La lettre Volée 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Le premier problème de l'euro c'est que, année après année, les pays qui ont une inflation supérieure à l'Allemagne perdent en compétitivité par rapport à ce pays. Par ailleurs, l'euro est surévalué par rapport aux devises ex...
Nouvelle pression du G20 sur la zone euro NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Les Ministres des Finances et les Directeurs des banques centrales des pays du G20 ont entamé, le 4 novembre à Mexico, deux jours de conférence pour discuter des principaux problèmes économiques mondiaux, dont la crise de la zone euro qui ne...
Förväntningar på Europa NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
VIENTIANE: Första eftermiddagen på det stora toppmötet mellan Europa och Asien här har helt och hållet dominerats av de gemensamma ekonomiska utmaningarna. Och även om möten som detta tenderar att bli mer en serie av anföranden än genuin dis...
Compétitivité : les principales mesures du rapport Gallois, par Dominique Gallois et Claire Guélaud (Le Monde) NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours ago
 "Un choc de confiance" : c'est ce à quoi appelle le rapport sur la compétitivité de 65 pages que Louis Gallois a remis lundi 5 novembre au premier ministre. Parmi les mesures défendues par le commissaire général à l'investissemen...
Morning Briefing: Czech Retail Contraction Widens NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
It is business as usual Monday with all markets in the region open after holidays. But the week started with bleak retail data from the Czech economy paired with news that commercial lending in Hungary remains in the doldrums.
Compétitivité : les trois débats NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Authors: Jean Pisani-FerryUn seul suffirait au malheur du gouvernement. Mais sur la compétitivité, trois débats s’enchevêtrent : ils portent sur l’urgence d’une réponse ; sur la nature du mal ; et sur les solutions. Le prem...
US-Präsidentschaftswahl zwischen Filibuster und Fiscal Cliff NEW
Blick Log 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Diese Tage stehen auch im Blick Log im Zeichen der US-Präsidentschaftswahl. Am Wochenende habe ich mich gefragt, ob eigentlich ein Blick in die Parteiprogramme lohnt. 2008 war ich irgendwie den illusionären Künsten Barack Obamas erlegen und hatte...
Some economic links NEW
A Fistful of Euros 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
What is “reform”? Peter Dorman blogs. Wynne Godley on the Euro. He was agin it, for sensible reasons, even if the dream-remark “Unless he justifies himself I must save him” in his memoir of psychoanalysis seems oddly appropria...
A Thought or two on Socialistic Crypto-Command Economics NEW
¡No Pasarán! 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
A French commenter on Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s article noting how regrettable Hollande’s handling of the French economy describes the mistakes Socialists make over and over to a tee. Canute thought he commanded the waves; French socialists think...
"Gustav Horn and Michael Burda on Economic Policy in Europe" by SEJ NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Watch Professor Gustav Horn (IMK) and Professor Michael Burda (Humboldt University Berlin) discuss the state of economic policies in Europe. The discussion was moderated by Professor Sebastian Dullien (HTW Berlin). This panel was recorded at the ...
Blogs review: The economics and politics of migration in the economic crisis NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Authors: David C. Saha, Christoph SkupnikWhat’s at stake: Rising unemployment in rich Western states fundamentally changes the context of migration. High unemployment among immigrants reduces the pull exerted by richer countries on potential immigr...
MORNING BRIEFING: Czechs, Western European Markets in Focus NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Central Europe will follow moves in core markets in Western Europe while Czech koruna and equities investors are likely to continue digesting the latest interest rate cut by the Czech National Bank.
Quelle stratégie européenne de croissance pour l'Europe compétitive de demain ? NEW
Le Taurillon 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 57 Minutes ago
A l'occasion des Entretiens Economiques Européens (EEE) organisés par Confrontations Europe à Bologne les 30 et 31 octobre, Philippe Herzog, Président-fondateur de Confrontations Europe et conseiller spécial de Michel Barnier , Commissaire europ...
Budapest Challenges West NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
By Gabor Stier Having announced the policy of openness towards East, Hungary leads “free war” with the...
Debt Crises and the Future of the World Economy: Public Lecture at Seattle’s Town Hall, 20th November 2012 NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
When: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm Where: Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5 Click here for Seattle Town Hall’s webpage Financialization, ineffectual bank regulation, greed, and globalization were not the root...
Putinomics NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 12 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
IT HAS been a difficult year for Vladimir Putin. His decision to return to his old job as Russia’s president triggered widespread street protests in Moscow and other cities. It also led to a steep fall in his popularity, previously his most potent...
Machen steigende Einkommen glücklicher? NEW
INSM BLOG 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 14 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Machen höhere Einkommen zufriedener? Wie hat sich unser Wohlstand in den vergangenen 30 Jahren entwickelt? Wie sehen die Deutschen ihre eigene wirtschaftliche Lage im Jahr 2020? – Unsere dritte Giantgrafik, diesmal zum Thema “Wertschöpf...
Seeing Our Way Through The Crisis: Why We Need Fiscal Transparency NEW
iMFdirect 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 15 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Without good fiscal information, governments can’t understand the fiscal risks they face or make good budget decisions. Fiscal transparency—the public availability of timely, reliable, and relevant data on the past, present, and future state of...
"What is Pre-distribution?" by Kitty Ussher NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Pre-distribution may be a new word but it is a route into exploring some far older ideas that lie at the heart of progressive debate. Jacob Hacker, the US academic credited with inventing the concept of pre-distribution, says it is “to focus on ma...
The EU and Europe that I want. NEW
The Eblana European Democratic Movement 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
It is noticeable that this blog is so called "pro-EU" or "pro-European." Does this mean that I personally support everything that comes from the current effort for European integration? Definitely not.    I do not believe that the current...
Ever wonder how wonderful life would be without capitalism? NEW
¡No Pasarán! 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Ever wonder what life would be like without capitalism? (Thanks to Carine)Join The Fund for American Studies on a journey to an alternate universe -- one where capitalism no longer exists. You may find it's not quite what you expected. For more in...
CoR: Delivering Europe 2020 requires more involvement of local and regional authorities and more financial investment NEW
Insideurope 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
The 3rd Committee of the Regions (CoR) Monitoring Report on Europe 2020  shows that  widespread awareness and support for Europe 2020 are not enough to meet the ambitious targets of Europe's growth strategy. There is an urgent need to commit more...
Is the “economic growth” hegemony crumbling? NEW
3E Intelligence 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
“Our problem is not lack of growth but too much of it,” Sedláček said. An economy that uses debt to grow must continue to do so by taking on more and more debt or, alternatively, face a slowdown that will lead to bankruptcy. It is like owning a...
Intellectual Property Rights and Antitrust – is there light at the end of the tunnel? Part 2 NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Authors: Mario MarinielloPart 2/2 In my previous blog  I wrote about the work of the European Union and United States competition authorities’ chief economists on a set of common principles that could improve standard-setting processes and li...
Using Europe to boost competitiveness and innovation NEW
Michel Barnier: L'Europe en plus 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
“Let us be bold enough to build a real European policy for competitiveness and innovation, which will enable us to shrink the competiveness gaps between us, and to make Europe a force for innovation on the world stage.” Speech by Commissioner Bar...
Money, jobs, growth, pacts - how EU tries to boost employment NEW
Babelblogs 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
As of 18 October, the EU has engaged in talking ‘shop’. Between fighting large-scale unemployment and being in favour of positions created just to reach this goal or promoting the creation of ‘quality’ jobs, there's just one question: who’s...
Comunidad El Pais » europe@s » La Estrategia Europa 2020 NEW
lacomunidad.elpais.com, 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Argentina’s Legal Wrangles Shed Light on Greek Holdout Policy NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Greece's decision back in March to pay all the creditors who declined to participate in the country's debt restructuring looked jarring to some. But take a look at Argentina. Over a decade after its debt default, it is still mired in legal cases from...
The UK‘s choice – Perseverance or Printing NEW
Beckwith's Blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The UK economy grew by 1.0% in the third quarter, the fastest quarterly growth rate for five years.  After several quarters of negative data and a slump into double-dip recession, this would appear, at first sight, to be very good news.  Though the...
Morning Briefing: Regional Politics Take Center Stage NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Regional politics will be in focus Monday with the Hungarian parliament likely to approve new electoral rules while a joint Czech-Slovak cabinet meeting is also scheduled.
"The Contribution of Public Services to Social Progress" by Wouter Van Dooren NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Watch Wouter Van Dooren of the University of Antwerp discuss how to measure the contribution of public services and what impact they have on social progress. This talk was recorded at the conference ‘From (un)economic growth to future well-bei...
Poland's Return to Capitalism NEW
Beyond the Transition 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
 My book 'Poland's Return to Capitalism' has recently come out in a paperback version. ...
"Why Investment must be Socialised" by George Irvin NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Today’s social-democrats are frightened by the notion of state-led investment. Keynes famously argued in the General Theory ([1936] 1974 p. 376) that maintaining long-term growth meant that the investment function must be largely – in his wor...
Marx ou Rostow ? À propos de " Imperialism, pioneer of capitalism" de B. Warren NEW
Alain Lipietz 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
[1982j-fr] "Marx ou Rostow ? À propos de Imperialism, pioneer of capitalism de B. Warren", traduit en anglais dans 1982j - Économie internationale / Économie internationale, Méthodes et concepts, Marxisme, 1970 à 1982...
The EU: a threat to democracy? NEW
Progressive Change 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
In the 1980s, the prospect of EU access for Greece, Spain and Portugal helped to pave the way to democracy. Today, EU economic policies contribute to the dismantling of these democracies. All the three countries mentioned above are experimenting a lo...
Implementing EU Compact for Growth and Jobs NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 33 Minutes ago
Even if the European (part) executive has already published the Commission Work Programme (CWP) 2013, two volumes of COM(2012) 629, there is quite a backlog of ongoing legislative and policy intiatives to clear. The approaching October 2012 Europea...
The Price of American Inequality is a Heavy Burden on the US Economy Says Nobel Prize Winning Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz NEW
EU Pundit 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
For years, we have been posting at LawPundit about the inequality of wealth and income in America, and we see that Joseph E. Stiglitz has a New York Times article titled Some Are More Unequal Than Others, relating to his recent book, The Price of Ine...
US-BIP Q03-12: +2,0% NEW
Die wunderbare Welt der Wirtschaft 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Es ist die erste Schätzung, also die, die sich noch deutlich ändern kann. Daher muss man das alles ohne Gewähr nehmen. Trotzdem ist das Plus von 2,0%, das heute als auf's Jahr hochgerechnete Wachstumsrate bekanntgegeben wurde, eine positive Zah...
Europarlement vraagt om socialer en democratischer economisch beleid NEW
GroenLinks Europa 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Onder aanvoering van Europarlementariër Marije Cornelissen pleitte het Europarlement vrijdag voor een socialer Europees economisch beleid. Over een maand presenteert de Europese Commissie voor de derde keer haar jaarlijkse prioriteiten voor het econ...
Ratsposition zum Mehrjährigen Finanzrahmen: Mitgliedsstaaten verraten den Geist des Wachstumspaktes NEW
Helga Trübel (MEP) 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Am Montag wird die zypriotische Ratspräsidentschaft die aktualisierte Verhandlungsposition des Rates zum Mehrjährigen Finanzrahmen (MFR) vorlegen. Nach den Plänen der Mitgliedsstaaten [...]...
Morning Briefing: Czech Central Bankers Speeches Take Center Stage NEW
New Europe - WSJ 1 Year, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Czech views on events in Europe come into view Friday when policy makers speak in Prague.
EU-kommissionens arbetsprogram för 2013 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 3 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Enligt konsultföretaget Fleishman-Hillard var det inte mycket av EU:s ödesfrågor som överlevde från ordföranden José Manuel Barrosos tal om tillståndet i unionen (SPEECH/12/596) till kommissionens arbetsprogram för 2013 (IP/12/1131). Sju...
Warum ich Olaf Storbeck beim Handelsblatt vermissen werde NEW
Blick Log 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 6 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Olaf Storbeck verlässt das Handelsblatt. Die Nachricht ist seit Wochen bekannt. Ich finde das außerordentlich bedauerlich für die größte deutsche Wirtschaftszeitung und vor allem für die Ökonomie-Seiten der Zeitung. Es gibt wohl keinen Journal...
"Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz on the Economy and Inequality" by SEJ NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 7 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz discussed their respective books on the current economic problems and inequality at an event organised by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). For the everybody who was unable to attend the event they fortu...
Economic Crisis Shakes Old Paradigms NEW
3E Intelligence 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 10 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
“As our global economic and ecological crises converge, neither neoliberalism nor Keynesianism can cure what ails us.” (Source: Foreign Policy in Focus) Excellent analysis of the flawed remedies for the twin economy-ecology crises by Walden Bello...
Latin America and the Caribbean: Dealing with Another Food Price Shock NEW
iMFdirect 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
World food prices are on the rise again owing mainly to global weather-related shocks. This has led to concern that the rise could result in higher inflation and hurt the most vulnerable. The impact on domestic inflation in Latin America and the Cari...
GIP- Evolutia indicatorilor macroeconomici 2008 2012 NEW
Adina Valean (MEP) 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours ago
Evolutia principalilor indicatori macroeconomici in perioada 2008- mai 2012.
Conclusions du Conseil concernant le rapport de la Commission au Conseil sur la clause d'exception (article 10 de l'annexe XI du statut) (Luxembourg, 25 octobre 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Le Conseil a adopté les conclusions suivantes: "Le Conseil RAPPELLE qu'il a demandé, en mars 2012, que lui soient présentés un rapport déterminant, à la lumière des données objectives fournies à cet égard par la Commission, si l'on...
"The State of Macroeconomics: Reformers vs. Revolutionaries" by Iyanatul Islam NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
In August 2008, when the global recession was casting its malevolent influence on the international economy, Olivier Blanchard, an eminent macroeconomist, issued the following proclamation: ‘the state of macro is good’.[1] He wanted to demonstrat...
"The Crisis of the GDP-led Growth Model" by Philippe van Parijs NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Watch Philippe Van Parijs (University of Louvain) discuss the above topic. This talk was recorded at the conference ‘From (un)economic growth to future well-being’ organised by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the European P...
Ökade statsskulder första halvåret NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 20 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
EU-ländernas statsskulder fortsatte att öka under första halvåret i år och mest ökade skulderna i eurområdet. >>>...
Enthralled and Excited? The Commission Work Programme 2013 NEW
Public Affairs 2.0 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Every year, the European Commission releases a work programme which outlines the legislative, as well as non-legislative, proposals that will initiated in the following year. This year’s Commission’s Work Programme (CWP) for 2013, published o...
Etwas Trost für die viel kritisierten Ökonomen NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 22 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Etwas Trost für die viel kritisierten Ökonomen: Nicht nur in VWL kann man mit ziemlichem Schwachfug in die wissenschaftlichen Journale kommen, in der Mathematik klappt das auch. Da kann man sich das Paper sogar komplett durch den Computer generiere...
EU:n komission työohjelma vuodelle 2013 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Tavallisille kansalaisille Euroopan unioni on jäänyt varsin etäiseksi ja tuntemattomaksi, joskin mielenilmaukset voivat olla vahvoja kun EU nousee kahvipöytäkeskustelun aiheeksi. Sitävastoin suuryritykset, etujärjestöt, alueet (osavaltiot)...
Monday 29th October, in the House of Parliament, London, debating “European and Global Recovery – What Will It Take?” NEW
Yanis Varoufakis 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Next Monday, the European-Atlantic Group is organising a debate in the Grand Committee of the House of Commons, on what it will take for Europe and the world to return to growth and end the Crisis which  began in 2008. In the Chair: The Rt Hon The...
Philosophische Perspektive: Risiko Normalität NEW
Blick Log 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Gastbeitrag aus Agora42* Die gefährlichen Menschen sind jene, die nicht wahrhaben wollen, dass die Welt nicht in Ordnung ist, die auf die verrückte Fantasie von Normalität angewiesen sind, um ihrem Leben Struktur zu geben. Diese Menschen sind das...
Bank of England’s Haldane on the crisis of economics: “Our models are no longer working properly” NEW
Economics Intelligence 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Andrew Haldane is the Bank of England’s Executive Director for Financial Stability. I recently talked to him about the crisis of contemporary economics and the way forward. You are vocal critic of mainstream macro economics. How does this squar...
Hooray! Global Economy Is Getting Worse More Slowly NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Don’t count your chickens just yet but the global economy may have reached the point where it’s at least getting worse more slowly and at best starting to recover. This could yet prove a wildly optimistic statement if the U.S. economy falls off t...
"Mitt Romney’s Question-Mark Economy" by Robert Reich NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
As we close in on Election Day, the questions about what Mitt Romney would do if elected grow even larger. Rarely before in American history has a candidate for president campaigned on such a blank slate. Yet, paradoxically, not a day goes by that we...
EU Commission Work Programme 2013 NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Tuesday 23 October 2012 the EU (part) executive adopted the Commission Work Programme (CWP) for 2013 (short press release IP/12/1131; available in 22 languages). The European Commission promises new policy initiatives in seven very broad ”key po...
Genomförandet av EU:s tillväxt- och sysselsättningspakt NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 6 Months, 12 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Europeiska rådet den 28 till 29 juni 2012 (EUCO 76/1/12 rev 1 sv) antog en tillväxt- och sysselsättningspakt (se stycke 1 och bilagan från sidan 7). I slutsatserna den 18-19 oktober 2012 (EUCO 156/12) gör Europeiska rådet en bedömning av lä...
"Climate Change and the GDP-led Growth Model" by Andrew Simms NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 6 Months, 13 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Watch Andrew Simms, Fellow at the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in London, discuss climate change and the flaws of the GDP-based growth model. This talk was recorded at the conference ‘From (un)economic growth to future well-being’ organ...
EU:n kasvu- ja työllisyyssopimuksen täytäntöönpano NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 6 Months, 18 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Kesäkuun 2012 Eurooppa-neuvosto hyväksyi kasvu- ja työllisyyssopimuksen (EUCO 76/12 päätelmien kohta 1 sekä liite sivulta 7). Lokakuun Eurooppa-neuvosto (EUCO 156/12) kehotti (itseään?) ohjelman ripeään ja päättäväiseen toimeenpanoon:...
Bonds Trade Lower Introducing The Age Of Deflation …. Neoliberal Credit Finally Fails To Inflate Stocks Globally As The Nasdaq 100, Small Cap Value, Large Cap Growth, Semiconductors, And Biotech Lead World Stocks Lower NEW
EconomicReview Journal 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 11 Minutes ago
Financial Market report for the week ending October 19, 2012 1) … During the third week of October, 2012, the age of deflation commenced on the failure of neoliberal finance. Global fiat wealth is now turning lower as not only have world stocks, VT...
Statsskulderna fortsätter öka i EU NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Fortfarande är det långt kvar innan EU-länderna följer sina regler för hur höga budgetunderskott och statsskulderna får vara.
"Heterogeneity at the IMF" by Simon Wren-Lewis NEW
Social Europe 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Right now, the IMF appears to some to be on the side of the angels. Their self criticism about the impact of austerity is both unusual and commendable in equal measure. They also appear to recognise that pushing Greece further than it can or shou...
Are We Really All Keynesians Now? NEW
Beyond the Transition 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Compare the following two statements made by PM Donald Tusk to the Polish parliament over the past year:November, 2011: 'I do not hide the fact that the aim is to stabilise the financial situation of Poland. This is positive for the reputation of Pol...
The 2012 European Semester NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Member States’ economic policies are coordinated at EU level through the annual “European Semester”. After Council approval of 2012-2013 country-specific recommendations, Member States have now to integrate them in their national bu...
Barroso on the Compact for Growth and Jobs NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
As some other pre-democratic political entitities, the European Union has its own provisional government, called the European Council, with the Euro Summit as its shadow (not transparently explained or highlighted on the Eurozone portal). Herman Van...
Fra eurokrise til vækstkrise NEW
Europa 3.0 1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Hvis man måler det netop overståede EU topmøde i forhold til nogle af de seneste, var det ikke det mest sindsoprivende. Det var måske symptomatisk, at der skulle et langt nattemøde til for at blive enige om at ændre et...
”Just a few more issues to fix”: EU Compact for Growth and Jobs NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 6 Months, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
After decrypting a tiny paragraph with main sources and looking up to the summit of Mount Olympus or reflecting on the European Council looking down on EU citizens, we continue by looking at the conclusions EUCO 156/12 (all language versions here) re...
Allocution de Michel Barnier prononcée de la cérémonie de remise du Prix Charlemagne à Wolfgang Schäuble, le 16 mai 2012 NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Le lecteur trouvera ci-après les principaux extraits de l'allocution que le Commissaire européen Michel Barnier aprononcée de la cérémonie de remise du Prix Charlemagne à Wolfgang Schäuble, le 16 mai 2012   « ...
Industrial competitiveness: centre-right politicians called to action NEW
Christophe Leclercq (EurActiv) 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Here is my ‘net take’ from the European Ideas Network (EIN) conference, where I was on a panel discussing industrial competitiveness. This fits well with current concerns about growth and job losses, as policy-makers try to think beyond t...
Blogs review: Markets without a price NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-Setton­What’s at stake: Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth have won the Nobel Prize in economics “for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design”, which relate to the study of social allocat...
The Global Crisis Reaches Asia NEW
Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe 1 Year, 6 Months, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Europeans are so concerned with the crises in peripheral economies that it will come as a surprise that we may be at the beginning of a developing crisis in China.