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Opinion – If at first you don’t succeed, fail and bail out again. On the sense and nonsense of the ECB’s extensive stress-tests

by Julie Ann Aelbrecht. Originally published on 2014/11/15 In preparation for a stronger Banking and monetary union, the European Central Bank preformed so-called “stress-tests” with its Single Supervisory Mechanism. The ECB published the results of their thorough year-long examination of the… Continue Reading →

Post-bubble Spain (II): The consequences of being austere

by Luis Vilacha Fernandez. Originally published on 2014/03/06 Spain has changed dramatically. Four years after the budgetary measures began; the government realized that it would not be possible to keep the welfare state as it was until today. After the… Continue Reading →

The nothern bloc is less solid than it seems

by Foivos Karzis. Originally published on 2013/06/04  The undoing of Greek bondholders and Cypriot depositors saw the emergence of a new factor at the European negotiating tables: a consistent northern bloc of countries aligned with German views on the need… Continue Reading →

Estonia: The Euro Dream (Part II)

Originally published on 2012/07/27 The Estonian dynamic and vibrant economy has survived the Euro crisis with remarkable resistance and recorded robust economic growth in times of looming austerity and monetary stagnation. This is the second and final part of Henri… Continue Reading →

Estonia: The Euro Dream (Part I)

By Henri Erti. Originally published on 2012/07/24 The Estonian dynamic and vibrant economy has survived the Euro crisis with remarkable resistance and recorded robust economic growth in times of looming austerity and monetary stagnation. All Hail Austerity A solemn contraction… Continue Reading →

Why austerity is not going to save Greece

Originally published onFeb 26th, 2012 Let us be hon­est: Severe aus­ter­ity meas­ures are not going to work. Cut­ting budgets is not going to save neither Greece nor Por­tugal. It might actu­ally do exactly the oppos­ite. This does not mean that… Continue Reading →

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