Posts Tagged ‘Pensions’

Political Briefing #36/2016

“I want to end austerity. Voters want prosperity, not austerity. It’s a sobering thought that the reductions in planned spending made by the coalition and the current government are not as big as ...

Political Briefing #24/2016

The Commission's overall assessment reiterates a number of concerns that still need to be addressed. Bulgaria should focus its efforts on removing controversy about political influence on the judicial...

Political Briefing #9/2016

“I'm afraid that the European Union is gradually, slowly weakening, and that instead of a united Europe you'll get many different Europes, going at different speeds that will weaken the West and par...

Political Briefing #60/2016

“From now until 10pm on 23 June, we will not rest and I will not stop explaining why 9 million Labour voters have most to gain from remaining in the EU (...) After weeks of warnings about the risks ...

Political Briefing #32/2016

“[Leaving the European Union would be] an act of economic and political self-harm. (...) The idea that leaving Europe is the answer is a dangerous fallacy: more than half of our steel exports go to ...

Political Briefing #15/2016

“David Cameron has worked hard, but like many prime ministers before him, thought only of what Britain can get, not about what is also good for our neighbours in Europe. It is self-centred, myopic a...

Political Briefing #1/2016

“In July 2015, we witnessed a financial coup executed from the European Union and its institutions against the Greek government, condemning the Greek population to keep suffering the austerity polic...

Political Briefing #45/2016

“You’re not a leftist. You’re an opportunist who will do everything to stay in power”. (Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Leader of Greece’s New Democracy Party (to Alexis Tsipras) )...

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...

Political Briefing #11/2016

"The countries that have had growth in Europe have achieved it only because they broke the deficit rules (…) In economic terms, the United States is better off than eight years ago. Europe is worse ...

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 #27/2016

"Next time you hear the Prime Minister say that Britain must remain in the EU for the sake of our security please think of Brussels. The de facto capital of the European Union is also the capital of j...

Political Briefing #10/2016

“A clueless political personnel, in denial of the systemic nature of the crisis, is pursuing policies akin to carpet-bombing the economy of proud European nations in order to save them”. (Yanis Va...