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France asks help from Germany but it will not be for free

France and Germany had a ‘meeting’ last Monday to discuss about the latter’s support on the problematic budget of France regarding the high deficit levels. This comes after the submission of France’s 2015 budget upon approval by the European Commission (E.C.). 552 more words


Keeping our nostrils above the waterline

There’s a fascinating report out from Grant Thornton and the always-insightful Inlogov (the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Local Government), drawing out six possible scenarios for the future of local government in 2020, as councils work through the next few years of austerity. 772 more words

George Square Protester Gets Glasgow Talking About Poverty

A stones throw across the road from Glasgow City Chambers a one man tent is pitched, adorned with the motto ‘End Povery Now’ and Saltire flag waving in the high winds, inside is 25 year old Darren Carnegie determined to raise awareness of the scale of poverty in Glasgow. 593 more words


"Inequality Starts In The Crib": The United States Is Not A Meritocracy

The entire conservative ideological program on economics depends on cosmic justice: the idea that those who develop talent and work hard will succeed as they deserve, while those who are lazy and without skills will fail as they ought. 551 more words


Will The Juncker Commission Continue To Entrench Neoliberal Policies?

Will The Juncker Commission Continue To Entrench Neoliberal Policies?.

A few days ago, the designated European Commission finally showed its true colours: It wants to make sure that its economic policy recommendations become enforceable. 1,062 more words