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Tag Archives: Spain
Jun 15 2013
Spain’s new transparency law could become the first step into a real process of institutional regeneration.
Public scrutiny through freedom of information is a fundamental element of a well-functioning democracy, and Spain is one of only three EU nations that do not have such an access to information law. However, recent moves by the new government … Continue reading
Posted by: June 15, 2013
Jun 6 2013
A number of ideas have been put forward to help tackle youth unemployment in Europe. Bob Hancké takes a closer look at the issue, arguing that while training is never a bad thing, bringing unemployment down is not a substitute … Continue reading
Posted by: June 6, 2013
Apr 29 2013
Greece, Portugal, Spain and the East European states take on less than their fair share of responsibility for EU asylum seekers.
One of the stated aims of the “2008 Policy Plan on Asylum” by the European Commission is increased ‘responsibility sharing’ between Member States with respect to asylum seekers. Luc Bovens and Günperi Sisman assess the extent to which UNHCR outcome … Continue reading
Posted by: April 29, 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 12 2013
Spain has been hit hard by the Eurozone crisis, with unemployment levels pushing towards 27 per cent. Vicente Navarro writes on the role that Germany, the most powerful EU state, has played in the Spanish crisis. He argues that German … Continue reading
Posted by: April 12, 2013
Mar 29 2013
Brussels blog round-up for 23- 29 March: Cyprus crisis continues, creative accounting in Spain, and is Germany Europe’s bully?
Chris Gilson takes a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU centre and the crisis This week saw Cyprus’ banking crisis rumble on. On Saturday, Some of it was true… looked over the previous week’s developments, commenting of the Cyprus … Continue reading
Posted by: March 29, 2013