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Oct 8 2015

Finnish competitiveness-raising policies and their discontents

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By Paul Jonker-Hoffren Although Finnish politics have been concerned about the country’s competitiveness for quite a while now, the public discussion reached a temporary climax with PM Juha Sipilä’s televised speech late September. In this widely discussed speech, he argues, … Continue reading

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May 29 2014

Moderate Gains for Eurosceptics in Finland

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By Outi Keranen The Electoral Results In Finland the eurosceptic Finns Party (formerly known as True Finns) led by Timo Soini failed to repeat the landslide of the 2011 general elections despite polling 12.9 percent of the votes and increasing … Continue reading

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Feb 10 2014

“Systems were simply not in place to handle a crisis of this magnitude in the euro area” – Interview with Peter Spiegel

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Euro Crisis in the Press continues to ask influential analysts and commentators throughout Europe about their views on the multifaceted crisis facing Europe. In today’s interview Peter Spiegel, the Financial Times’ Brussels bureau chief, talks to us about the key dimensions of … 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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Nov 27 2013

The Limits of the European Public Sphere

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By Francisco Seoane Pérez The proverbial distance between European Union institutions and European citizens has been attributed by political leaders and scholars alike to a ‘communications gap’, that is, to the way EU affairs are mediated by the news media, … Continue reading

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Nov 19 2013

A Shrinking Brussels Press Corps Could Put Investigative EU Journalism at Risk

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By Sophie Lecheler Citizens rely on the news media for information about European politics. At the centre of the news media’s role in EU integration stands one group of journalists: Brussels correspondents. However, research shows that many correspondents experience both … Continue reading

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Oct 30 2013

Finnish and Dutch Government Budgets in the Eurocrisis: Between fanaticism and belief in fair play

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By Paul Jonker-Hoffren Autumn is a time for new plans to be made for the next year in national governments. Usually these new plans follow estimates by the national statistics office or the national central bank. This post compares the … Continue reading

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Oct 10 2013

Finnish debate on EMU: A discussion without reliable evidence

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By Maija Elonheimo If Finland wants to be internationally competitive, it will face either internal or an external devaluation of about 20 to 30 per cent.  If it chooses internal devaluation, it must cut pensions and salaries, and severely restructure … Continue reading

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Jun 15 2013

The struggle over the Greek national broadcaster: a debate of extremes

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By Maria Kyriakidou Greece is once more in turmoil. The sudden and shocking shutdown of the state television and radio network, ERT, by the government last Tuesday was met with angry demonstrations not only by the virtually 2,600 employees of … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2013

The shutdown of the Greek national broadcaster: between external pressure and domestic reactions

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by Giannis Manolis The Greek government’s sudden decision to shut down the public broadcaster ERT has shocked both Greek media and public opinion. It was announced that more than 2,600 employees will be fired, compensated and be able to re-apply … Continue reading

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