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Cutting green taxes won’t fix the UK’s energy cost problems

Some of the UK’s green taxes are likely to be cut soon, but renewable energy may be the surprising beneficiary of the move. After two months of formulating a response

Economics Europe

Can Finland control its national debt?

Finland’s debt-to-GDP ratio has risen while growth has remained sluggish, leaving Finland’s government with some important choices ahead. So far, the government has taken concrete steps in the right direction,

Economics Europe

Czech Republic joins currency debasement race

Markets flooded with koruna as the Czech central bank pursues ambitious inflationary target. When faced with the issue of no-growth, sometimes even deflation, what do you do as a responsible

Economics Europe

Deflation risk is the next policy challenge for the ECB

With the latest inflation data of the euro area, fighting the risk of deflation is a new policy challenge for the ECB. While the interest rate cut has been a

Europe Politics

Turkey’s EU membership inches forward

After a three and a half year hiatus, negotiations with Turkey on its accession into the European Union will reopen. Negotiations with Turkey were supposed to occur in June of

Europe Finance

What explains Cameron’s embrace of Islamic finance?

Over the past few months, Britain’s Conservative Party has shifted its position on immigration to retain supporters, who seem inclined to side with the far-right UKIP. Now, in a gesture that seems

Economics Europe

France’s economic malaise spurs regional doubts

France’s dour political and economic climate puts European economic progress in doubt. Highest unemployment in 16 years and the worst Presidential polling approval in French history contribute to a worrying outlook

Economics Europe

Op-Ed: Now is the time to address the EU’s structural problems

Southern Europe is now the target of easy criticism of its work ethic. But the region’s problems are not necessarily a consequence of bad economic management, but of wider structural

Europe Natural resources and energy

UK is reviving nuclear energy in Europe with higher costs

The British government recently made a deal with French-owned EDF, Arriva and Chinese investors to continue with the development of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset. This represents

Europe Politics

EU’s economic problems prevent a comprehensive immigration policy

Capsizing boats full of asylum-seekers off the coasts of Italy and Malta have made headlines in Europe. Despite the loss of lives, the EU has not come up with a