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The European Commission's Forecasts reaches Airstrip One reality levels

If you don’t understand the reference, go read 1984. After that, read this post, which in good Dutch ‘maakt gehakt’ (makes ground meat) of the Commission’s forecasts. 47 more words


Ilargi puts it clearly

Ilargi often has quite “grand” writings, which sometimes exaggerate things, but this post quite nails it. Of course it is still one aspect of the whole eurocrisis but it is one from which a lot of things follow and have followed.


"A crazy idea about Italy"


In some way, Finland used to be a lot like Italy – using devaluations to boost export competitiveness. But of course Finland is seen as one of the core countries, even though its economy is in tatters. 45 more words


Federal union now! [PDF]

Here’s an interesting essay on the future of european integration written in 2011 by Andrew Duff, a British federalist MEP (Member of the European Parliament). Three years have passed since its publication but I think it is still a very actual read indeed. 6 more words


Jörg Bibow on Germany's policy prescriptions, again

This is as concise as it can be. Jörg Bibow once more (how many times does he have to write the same thing?!) deconstructs the fallacies of the German Model, especially when it is forced upon the rest of the Eurozone. 16 more words


About those bank stress tests...

Raúl Ilargi Meijer has a post which should induce a good amount of scepticism about the results of the official bank stress test. The Swiss test did indeed find out that some major Dutch, French and German banks could be in trouble in a crisis. 102 more words


'Why the Eurozone Suffers from a Germany Problem'


The key part:

The Eurozone’s current problem arises because one country – Germany – allowed nominal wage growth well below the Eurozone average, which undercut everyone else….

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