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Federalism or Bust for Europe?

Council of Europe's definition of Europe

Council of Europe’s definition of Europe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jean Pisani-FerryProject Syndicate, August 31, 2012

Is Europe inventing a new governance model, or has it only taken a detour from the inevitable choice?

August was quieter than feared on the European bond markets. So, while resting on Europe’s beaches and mountains, policymakers could take a step back from the sound and fury of the last few months and think about the future. Is the eurozone sleepwalking into becoming a United States of Europe? Is it exploring uncharted territory? Or are its constituent nation-states drifting apart? (more) http://ow.ly/1me6rt

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ProSyn: No More Growth Miracles

Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate, August 8, 2012

A year ago, economic analysts were giddy with optimism about the prospects for economic growth in the developing world. In contrast to the United States and Europe, where the growth outlook looked weak at best, emerging markets were expected to sustain their strong performance from the decade preceding the global financial crisis, and thus become the engine of the global economy… (more) http://ow.ly/1lSRlW

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ProSyn: What Role for the State? (Gov regulation of markets)

 

Kemal DervişProject Syndicate, What Role for the State?

 

The financial crisis of 2008 has spurred a global debate on how much government regulation of markets – and what kind – is appropriate. In the United States, it is a key theme in the upcoming presidential election, and it is shaping politics in Europe and emerging markets as well… (more) http://ow.ly/1lvOph

 

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