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Economics Europe

Would a ‘Yes Vote’ deny Scotland EU membership?

EU member states with their own separatist movements may balk at allowing an independent Scotland to join the EU, which would have major implications for trade and universities. EU Commission

Economics Europe

Spanish court ruling could hurt China-Spain trade

Spain’s High Court has issued arrest orders to detain former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, former premier Li Peng, and three others over charges brought by Tibetan human rights groups in Spain.

Economics Latin America

Panama Canal deadlock rattles shipping industry

The Panama Canal expansion is a project of huge dimensions, and the shipping industry tries to tailor ships to its prospective needs. The project recently came to a halt rattling

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

Economics Europe

What Will Common EU Unemployment Benefits Mean?

While the idea of a central budget authority has been widely discussed, the common unemployment benefit has been largely neglected by the press. The IMF announced last Wednesday that the

Europe Politics

Spain and Britain Renew Dispute over Gibraltar

The UK has called in EU officials to Gibraltar to look into Spain’s heightened border controls in the area; in possible violation of EU free movement rules. The centuries-long dispute

Economics Europe

Can Scotland and Catalonia afford independence?

Scotland will hold a referendum in 2014 to allow its people to choose whether they wish to stay in the United Kingdom or become an independent nation. If the majority

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

Spain’s Paradise Lost

A political system so corrupt many believe it can’t be fixed, perhaps the weakest credit system in the world and the some of the worst macroeconomic indicators in the developed