Last week, the EU finance ministers (the ‘Eurogroup’) met (June 13, 2019) in Luxembourg as part of their regular schedule. There was a lot of talk in the lead-up to the meeting whether Emmanual Macron’s push for a more coherent EU fiscal capacity to act as a counter-stabilisation capacity for the beleaguered Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). As is normal, there was no progress made and the press reports said that the finance ministers “continued to clash over almost every feature of the new fiscal tool, including the source of funding.
The egregious saga of the corruption scandals surrounding Romania’s Social Democracy Party continues. After 10 years of Romania being a member of the EU this seems not to disturb the European Union in the least. […]
Published in Project Syndicate Yanis Varoufakis views the independence struggle of the Catalans from a European perpsective Read here
Human beings, so used to ‘the customer is always right,’ are now to be bled from every angle and then treated as costs to be cut rather than assets to be cosseted. Read here