Posts Tagged ‘ECB’

Special Briefing – Brexit #13

The last week before the EU Referendum is just about to start and the perspective on the final result is now more uncertain than ever. The last polls show an increasing trend for Leave, as the percent...

Political Briefing #44/2016

“The economic recovery in Europe continues but the global context is less conducive than it was. Future growth will increasingly depend on the opportunities we create for ourselves (...) " (Valdis D...

Political Briefing #31/2016

“For decades, whenever the IMF 'visited' a struggling country, it promoted 'reforms' that led to the demolition of small businesses and the proletarisation of middle-class professionals”. (Yanis V...

Ideas Monitor #9/2016

This week’s intellectual debate has been dominated by the Brexit referendum; the challenges posed to the EU by the refugee crisis; and the role of the ECB and its decision to enlarge the quantitativ...

Political Briefing #3/2016

“The Guardian’s decision to focus its “wide journalistic expertise” on the current state of the NHS is welcome and timely. In an article describing this project as “probably the most ambitio...

Political Briefing #51/2016

“It could well be the case that after counting postal votes that we’re not quite at the front, but I’d say we’ve won anyway.” (Norbert Hofer, Presidential candidate for the Austrian Freedom ...

Special Briefing – Brexit #5

The echoes of the European debate on security and counter-terrorism after the Brussels attacks have extensively shaped the British battle over the EU Referendum this week....

Political Briefing #14/2016

“[Mario Draghi] said that although the rules of the Stability Pact need to be respected, governments should reduce taxes and allocate more resources for investment. In other words, he is suggesting ...

Special Briefing – Brexit #12

Just two weeks divide Great Britain from the moment of truth about its permanence in the EU. Yet, as the campaign is coming to an end, the strategies of the In and Out factions aimed at convincing the...

Political Briefing #41/2016

“We benefit, though, from the single market, making our economy bigger, creating jobs and more tax revenue. We get back much more overall than we put in. I think our membership fee is worthwhile. (....

Political Briefing #12/2016

“You could call Brexit a risk, but I prefer to talk about what would be better for us (…) Do I want a future where we survive in the UK or do I want a future where we thrive in the UK? (…) Of co...

Political Briefing #58/2016

“And here’s what really happens if we leave, of course we’d still want to sell into that single market, so we’d still have to meet all the rules and the regulations that Brussels lays down but...

Political Briefing #47/2016

“If the EU dies of anything it would be hypocrisy (...) [Western politicians insist on democracy but] when a government asks for the opinions of the people in an important question, then the most de...

Political Briefing #39/2016

“In order to reap the full benefits from our monetary policy measures, other policy areas must contribute much more decisively, both at the national and at the European levels”. (Mario Draghi, Pr...

Political Briefing #25/2016

“At the EU summit in May 2016 Europe may reach an agreement that could give us, for the first time, a real chance at a sustainable and pan-European solution to the refugee crisis”. (Angela Merkel,...