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Mar 13 2013
The people of Southern Italy are once again feeling dominated by the Italian, European, and Global North.
Italy’s recent elections have refocused attention on the county’s economy and widespread dissatisfaction with austerity policies. From her research on the Italian region of Calabria, Stavroula Pipyrou writes that the economic crisis has been especially harsh on Southern Italy. Those … Continue reading
Posted by: March 13, 2013
Feb 15 2013
In early 2012, Spain introduced labour market reforms aimed at boosting competitiveness and economic performance. Bob Hancké looks at recent claims that these reforms have started to boost the Spanish economy, finding that they may have boosted productivity at the … Continue reading
Posted by: February 15, 2013
Jan 21 2013
As Europe’s fiscal union marches on, it is time for the centre-left to debate what it can do to make the eurozone more progressive
While the EU edges ever closer to fiscal federalism, it still lacks a federal budget, which would be able to assist areas of the eurozone that are in economic difficulty. Dan Corry argues that in the absence of a eurozone-wide … Continue reading
Posted by: January 21, 2013
Nov 16 2012
The eurozone crisis has increased demand for cheap labour across Europe. However, the return of EU internal migration controls is unlikely.
Rather than reducing labour migration flows within the European Union, the economic crisis seems to have amplified them. Alexandre Afonso argues that the return of internal migration controls within the EU is unlikely, and that domestic battles about the regulation … Continue reading
Posted by: November 16, 2012
Oct 5 2012
For people living in the countries of the former Soviet Union, poorer health means a lower chance of working.
In the two decades since its break up, the countries of the former Soviet Union have undergone significant economic growth and development. But current health outcomes in these countries do not reflect this, and this can have significant side effects … Continue reading
Posted by: October 5, 2012
Oct 1 2012
In the face of on-going recession and deepening unemployment in France, François Hollande’s commitment to deficit reduction may soon put him at odds with voters.
In the few short months since his inauguration, French President François Hollande has seen his popularity plummet in the face of poor government cohesion and continuing economic crisis. Jocelyn Evans and Gilles Ivaldi argue that the French electorate now demands more than ‘A … Continue reading
Posted by: October 1, 2012