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7 Sep 2012
crisis | Debt | default | EURO | Eurozone | Greece | Greek | Politics | Economic policy | Government | Europe | Eurozone crisis | Leadership | Finance | International | Economy
Greece’s economic woes have been at the forefront of the Eurozone debt crisis over the last few years. It has received bailout packages in the form of...
30 Oct 2013
customs union | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | free trade | political union | single market | trade bloc | Europe | Eurozone crisis | Economy General | International | Economy
The European Union has since its inception had European integration beyond trade as its overarching goal. In recent years, it has moved towards an increasingly...
17 Oct 2013
Debt | Eurobonds | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | Germany | Economic policy | Eurozone crisis | Finance | Economy
In finance, a bond is an instrument of indebtedness where the issuer, in this case the government or the European Union, is indebted to the holder (a form of...
24 Apr 2013
The European Coal and Steel Community, the organisation that eventually became the European Union, was primarily created in order to help keep the peace in...
19 Apr 2013
The crisis in the Eurozone has been one of the most destabilising global events over the last couple of years. Since the global financial crisis of 2008 the...
This House believes that Europe should weaken its austerity measures to guarantee its citizens greater social support.
8 May 2012
Austerity | economics | economy | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | financial crisis | Fiscal Compact | Growth | role of government | Society | Spending | TAX | welfare
On Saturday 5th May the French and Greeks went to the polls and both countries voted against austerity. In France President Sarkozy became the 11th European...
23 Mar 2012
Austerity | Deficit | economics | European financial crisis | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | National Debt | role of government
Governments often face a dilemma wherein the public wants more services but also to pay less tax. Both are beneficial to the nation’s economy; the more a...
23 Feb 2012
For the last forty years the European Union has been pursuing a large scale social project involving the integration and harmonisation of the bureaucracies and...
21 Feb 2012
EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | Freedom of Movement | Labour market | Schengen | Single Economic area | Europe | International law | International | Law
The origins of the Schengen free travel area date back to 1985, when France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed an agreement to abolish...
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