Tag archive for ‘economy’
By Ana Nivtova On Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Euro Stands Only 20% Chance of Survival

According to a recently released prediction by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, the Euro only stands a 20 per cent change of surviving the next decade. “If the euro doesn’t break up, More...

By Justin Frewen On Monday, December 20th, 2010

Tackling Financial Exclusion in Europe

The term financial exclusion was first coined in 1993 by geographers studying the impact bank closures had on those left unable to access basic banking services. During the 1990s there was a significant increase More...

By Ana Nivtova On Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Putin Proposes Trade-Free Zone from Lisbon to Vladivostok

In a commentary published in Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin proposed a stronger integration of economic ties between the European Union and Russia that would ideally More...

By Ana Nivtova On Monday, November 22nd, 2010

As Ireland Gets Rescued, All Eyes on Portugal and Spain, Who’s Next to Collapse?

As the Irish banks are due to be rescued with up to 100,000 million euros in bailout funds, economists, investors and financial experts are turning their eyes on Portugal and Spain, asking “Who’s next?” An More...

By Ana Nivtova On Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Ireland Confirms Billion-Euro Bailout Plea

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen confirmed Sunday that his country requested financial assistance, which has received the approval of European Union Finance Ministers as well as the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Didier More...

By Michael Walsh On Thursday, November 4th, 2010

The Chinese Dragon Pounces on Europe

German indignation at China’s audacious economic penetration of Europe has been dismissed as sour grapes by Zhang Zugian, a researcher with the Chinese Association of European Studies. He says the European Union’s More...

By Michael Walsh On Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Europe, The Giant Awakes

I have been using this product for years. I have tried others but have not found anything that works better for me. In a world of conflicting interests it is hardly surprising that we are bewildered by contradictory More...

By Justin Frewen On Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Behind the Veil of EU ‘Soft Power’

Drawn up as the second millennium drew to a close and in the immediate wake of the Cold War, the European Commission’s Agenda 2000 boldly declared the EU’s intention to play an enhanced role in global More...

By Michael Sorense On Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

US New Home Sales Drop 12.4% to Record Low

New home sales fell to record lows in July as the real estate housing market in the US continued to suffer from a slow and fragile economy. Single-family home sales dropped a staggering 12.4 per cent to a 276,000 More...

By Justin Frewen On Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The Socio-Economic Realities of Mental Health in Europe – Part 2: The Social Determinants

In the first part of this piece, we considered the significant economic cost implications of mental health problems. In this second part, we look at the importance of identifying and tackling those negative social More...