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Mixed prospects loom for Ireland’s economy

Ireland was the EU and IMF’s poster boy during the Euro crisis bailouts, but five years on, the Emerald Isle has not been rewarded for good economic behavior. When I moved to

Finance International

What low rates and high prices mean for investors

With few underpriced assets and interest rates at historical lows, do investors face a bubble or a stable– and unprecedented– leveling in markets? Spain, the jittering economy that recently prompted fears about

Europe Security

Ukraine crisis forces US to keep military in Europe

The United States must work with a politically divided Europe to face down Russia. The Ukrainian crisis will force the US to keep a strong presence despite the wish to

Europe Politics

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

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 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

Europe Finance

Italy’s Enrico Letta Safe From Berlusconi – for Now

And so the Eurozone’s woes continue: A potential grand coalition government collapse in Italy has further threatened the recovery of the currency union’s third largest economy. On a continent with

Economics Europe

Confidence in EU Increases Amid Economic Crisis

Recent months have seen a significant boost in European business and consumer confidence, according to the latest official statistics published by Eurostat in late July. The data show that the

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

Collapse of the left’s economic agenda in the Eurozone

With the Eurozone’s economic woes, leaders on the Left, such as French President Hollande, have been forced to alter their policy promises. “Hollande has not given us anything different. It’s