Category Archives: Portugal

May 30 2017

How Portugal’s leaders exploited the bail out to pass measures they already supported

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By Catherine Moury and Adam Standring  During the Eurozone crisis, states receiving a bailout were required to implement spending cuts and other reforms in return for financial assistance. But to what extent did the governments of these states use the … Continue reading

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Sep 3 2014

The impact of the European Employment Strategy in Greece and Portugal: soft power in a world of neglect?

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By Sotirios Zartaloudis Unemployment has been one of Europe’s long-standing problems – a problem greatly exacerbated by the ongoing economic crisis. In addition, unemployment affects almost a fourth of the youth labour force compounding the social problems associated with unemployment. … Continue reading

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Jul 3 2014

European economy’s invisible transformation: expulsions and predatory capitalism

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By Saskia Sassen Parts of our economies, societies, and states in Europe are being stripped bare by an extreme form of predatory capitalism.[1] And this stripping can coexist with growth in much of our economies. The majority of workers and … Continue reading

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Apr 28 2014

No Country for Young People

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By Daniel Carvalho I was with an Irish friend in a pub in Dublin waiting for a Champions League match to start when somehow we ended talking about siblings. He has three and he was surprised when I told him that … Continue reading

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Feb 14 2014

Entrepreneurship in Southern Europe: Symptom or Solution to the Euro Crisis?

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 By Stefan Bauchowitz Against ample discouraging evidence, expressions of false optimism occasionally enter into the debate on the Euro crisis. As an example of such optimism, a previous post on this blog by Mark Esposito voiced high hopes for entrepreneurialism in … Continue reading

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Feb 7 2014

First Step to Solving the Eurozone Crisis: Change our Perceptions

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By Terence Tse How not to save a company Imagine the following. Your company is on the verge of bankruptcy. The only way to get out of this is to get all your employees to put in more efforts and … Continue reading

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Apr 28 2013

The Implications of Nazi-comparisons in Current European Discourse

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By Maria Brock and Rui Lopes* “They’re Germans”, whispers John Cleese, “so don’t mention the war!” Four decades after the classic Fawlty Towers episode first aired, the memory of World War II continues to cloud Germany’s foreign relations, with German … Continue reading

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Apr 10 2013

The impact of the international press in Portugal

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By Rui Lopes* As the international press fixes its gaze on Portugal once again, it seems to do so with little awareness of its disproportional impact in that country’s opinion- and policy makers. Portuguese journalists, pundits and politicians closely monitor … Continue reading

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