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Greek presidency gives window for Albania EU bid

In December 2013, the European Council rejected the Commission’s recommendation to grant Albania candidate country status. But on May 12 this year, the sixth meeting of the Stabilization and Association Council

Economics Europe

ECB and Germany must learn to love inflation for Eurozone to grow

Even though the Eurozone is teetering on the edge of deflation, the ECB will not lower its rates. The European Central Bank’s (ECB) message to markets in the last year

Economics Europe

Is Greece politically ready for a return to the markets?

The Greek government claims a return to the markets in the second half of 2014, while the country’s European partners argue for the potential necessity of a third bailout. The

Economics Europe

Will Greece have to ask for additional debt relief?

Greece’s debt-to-GDP continues to rise and is now at 175 percent. Simply put, the Euro has proven too expensive for Greece. Like Sisyphus pushing the boulder up the mountain, in

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

Troika’s Greece Policy Is Still Not Working

Representatives of the troika – from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund – are back in Athens for another review of progress in fiscal adjustment and

Europe Natural resources and energy

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Enhances European Energy Security

Those concerned with European energy are excited for the arrival of finalized plans for the Southern Gas Corridor that will carry natural gas from Azerbaijan, through Turkey, Albania, Greece to

Europe Finance

The Eurozone Isn’t Quite Bailed-out Yet

According to several recent statistics, the Eurozone’s future is looking brighter than it has in a long time. Not only has Eurozone unemployment fallen for the first time in two

Economics Europe

Shipping Industry Can Aid Greek Recovery

Opening up Greece’s shipping sector to new comers as well as simplifying vessel registration could aid the country’s recovery. The past three years have been one of the most difficult