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COMMENTIt is undemocratic that the ECB can set the eurozone-wide inflation target unilaterally.
A simplistic (actually, naive) view of markets is that they exist almost in a ‘state of nature', and that the best of all worlds is one where they are free to operate without government interference. An equally simplistic view of democracy is that it is a political system in which periodic competitive elections give the winner the right to [...] Read more
COMMENTA debt-mutualisation scheme for the eurozone must satisfy three crucial requirements.
COMMENTA round-up of the international press on Friday, 17 May.
NEWSAnalysts reveal that many of the energy-intensive industries resisting changes to the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are making a profit from the system.
NEWSReport on EU Rapid Information System shows that majority of cases involved products made in China.
COMMENTA round-up of the international press on Thursday 16 May.
NEWSCommission threatens telecoms firms with sanctions, with battles over solar panels and ceramics to come.
NEWSTemporary tariffs could range from 37% to 68%
NEWSChinese ceramics and stoneware will be subject to anti-dumping tariffs for the next five years, starting today.
NEWSCompromise expected on single supervisor plans.
NEWSEuroscepticism grows in Cameron's own party.
NEWSCalls to extend scope of savings tax directive.
NEWSConcessions avert collapse of talks.
NEWSGermany resisting moves to create a single resolution authority.
NEWSMinisters agree to €7.3bn top-up request for 2013.
NEWSCommissioner frustrated at lack of progress.
NEWSPositive views of the EU are at record lows, according to survey.
NEWSTwo-day strike starts today.
NEWSCommission has received complaints about 20 hospitals.
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