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August 2015
EU-10 Economy

7 posts
EU summit: The early betting line NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 4 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
The EU’s final two-day heads of government summit of 2010 starts Thursday and early betting is that it will be much quieter than the last time the 27 leaders assembled in Brussels, a gathering that set off a bond market panic which the continen...
Delors tacle Barroso et vote Fillon NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 6 Years, 4 Months, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Pour l’ancien président de la Commission européenne, Jacques Delors, José Manuel Durao Barroso ne doit pas être reconduit à la tête de l’exécutif européen. Jeudi matin, sur France inter, il a même lâché qu’il verrait bien François F...
Why Latvia Needs To Devalue Soon - A Reply To Christoph Rosenberg NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 6 Months, 3 Days, 15 Minutes ago
IMF Senior Regional Representative For Central Europe and the Baltics, Christoph Rosenberg, recently took me to task on RGE Monitor about my Latvian devaluation proposal (as did RGE’s own Mary Stokes), and I would like now to take a closer look...
The Czech Government Confirms the Afoe Recession Call! NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Wow everyone, I presume it is just a coincidence that my Czech Post went live yesterday, but gee, there’s nothing like being ahead of the curve, is there? Bloomberg is running this story this morning: The Czech economy may fall into a recession...
As One CEE Country After Another Visits The IMF Sick Room, Will Poland Be Next? NEW
A Fistful of Euros 6 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Yesterday, the Ukraine received a USD16.5bn loan from the IMF and the IMF at the same time said that it would agree with the Hungarian government on a rescue package in the coming days. Under normally circumstances this would be good news for CEE ass...
Two Europes NEW
PES - manifesto 2009 7 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The perspectives regarding Europe seems to illustrate unfortunately the existence of two different European visions, an Eastern and a Western point of view. These differences can be easily seen in issues like workers migration, economical delocalizat...
Corruption NEW
Edward Lucas (The Economist) 7 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
This with many thanks to my excellent colleagues in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic Poland, Romania, Slovakia, who contributed screeds of excellent material that sadly could not be squeezed in to the storyCorruption in eastern EuropeTalking of virtue, c...