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Category Archives: Welfare states and public services
May 12 2013
The EU is becoming increasingly important and present in the lives of Europeans, at the same time as myths and misunderstandings about the institution and its role are on the rise. With contributions from over sixty specialists, Giulia Pastorella finds … Continue reading
Posted by: May 12, 2013
Apr 27 2013
John Van Reenen reacts to the news this week that the UK has avoided economic contraction in the last quarter. Whilst Osborne may see this as cause to celebrate, there is nothing commendable about an economy that continues to stagnate. This … Continue reading
Posted by: April 27, 2013
Apr 13 2013
The Bundesbank’s disingenuous claim that Southern Europeans are richer than Germans has stoked anti-bailout sentiment.
Recent weeks have seen the German Central Bank and the European Central Bank release studies that have suggested that Germans have less wealth than Southern Europeans. Stefan Bauchowitz and José Javier Olivas argue that differences between the data used and … Continue reading
Posted by: April 13, 2013
Apr 10 2013
Since the 1990s, the public pensions landscape in the EU has altered drastically, with reforms changing both the nature of provision and the level of generosity. Looking at the changes made in ten EU countries, Aaron George Grech finds that pensions … Continue reading
Posted by: April 10, 2013
Mar 27 2013
The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is one of the EU’s oldest and most important policy instruments, making up around 40 per cent of the EU budget. Wyn Grant writes that the most recent round of proposed reforms to the CAP … Continue reading
Posted by: March 27, 2013
Mar 16 2013
The European Commission must support and stimulate the research and innovation needed to take Europe out of the crisis.
Could the Eurozone crisis and austerity lead to a lost decade for millions of Europe’s citizens? Jonathan Grant and Helen Rebecca Schindler write that in the face of the crisis, Europe must invest in research and innovation. With an annual … Continue reading
Posted by: March 16, 2013