Tag Archives: Bailout

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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Feb 18 2016

Socio-Economic reflections on the Euro Zone

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by Lucas Juan Manuel Alonso Alonso 1.Austerity Policy: Social Costs and Achievements Is it possible for Europe’s Mediterranean countries—considering the current and projected economic growth—to pay interest and debt amortization and, if so, at which cost? It would be interesting … Continue reading

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Oct 6 2015

#aGreekment in the Twittersphere

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By Max Hänska and Stefan Bauchowitz To what extent does twitter provide a platform for the emergence of a European public sphere? Around 47% of Europeans use social media at least once a week, making it a potentially important source of … Continue reading

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Jul 15 2015

The defeat of left-wing populism and the dangers for democracy in Greece

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By Benjamin De Cleen The negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors have dominated European politics in these last months to such an extent that politicians and press alike seem to have largely forgotten about the populist radical right, … Continue reading

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Jun 7 2015

Greece – Deal or no deal? Parameters of a decision

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By Max Hänska It appears to me that much of the ongoing discussion about the Greek debt talks misinterprets the parameters of the challenge, and the resulting (irreconcilable) disagreement. Some economists attribute the standoff to the unwillingness of creditors to accept economic facts (Greece … Continue reading

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Apr 12 2013

Fairness, Bail-in/outs and the Poor Germans

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By Stefan K. Loesch* In response to the post “Selective truths and Spanish riches: The Bundesbank’s study on household wealth” This article has been cross-posted from oditorium U. The recent study of Bundesbank on household wealth has introduced the idea that … Continue reading

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Apr 2 2013

Amor Fati? Europe Wounded after the Cyprus Imbroglio

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By LSE IDEAS Blog, Dr Vassilis Paipais, and Dr Eirini Karamouzi For the past two weeks, we have been witnessing a fierce diplomatic game with Cyprus at the epicenter of a geopolitical vortex threatening European solidarity. The Cyprus case offered the ideal … Continue reading

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Mar 27 2013

Lessons and Warnings from Cyprus

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By Roberto Orsi The news from Cyprus would have arguably struggled to reach the front page in most European nations if not for the envisaged measure of tackling the financial problems of the country by seizing part of the money … Continue reading

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