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German top court backs euro bailout fund

Friends Of Europe: German top court backs – Germany’s top constitutional court has rejected calls to block the permanent 500 billion euro Europe http://ow.ly/1mpsgu

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The Zombie Currency and the Fetters of Europe

Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis: The Zombie Currency and the Fetters of Europe – Hobbes once said that money is the “Sanguification of the Commonwealth” Wherever it circulates, so i http://ow.ly/1miXTR

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‘The euro is irreversible’

English: Various Euro bills.

Various Euro bills. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Alexa van Sickle, Assistant Editor, International Institute for Strategic Studies, August 28, 2012

 ‘The euro is irreversible’ – Klaus Regling, head of the European Union’s bailout fund, says the EU is moving in the right direction after its debt crisis, but that Greece’s future in the eurozone depends on its progress in meeting the terms of its bailout… (more) http://ow.ly/1maM1P

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ProSyn: Europe’s Ambitious Muddling Through

English: Various Euro bills.

English: Various Euro bills. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Project Syndicate, July 24, 2012

Following the escalation of the euro crisis and decisions taken at the European Union’s last summit, especially EU leaders’ commitment to embark on the road “Towards a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union,” it is high time to ask what comes next. Whatever the final outcome, the current crisis will fundamentally shape the future of European integration. (more) http://ow.ly/1lBsqa

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ACUS: The danger of an inward-looking Europe

Spanish Euros

Spanish Euro (Photo credit: Gadget Virtuoso)

Jorge BenitezACUS, July 17, 2012

From R. Nicholas Burns, Damon Wilson & Jeff Lightfoot, the New Atlanticist:  Europeans today worry more about a weakened America than one that is too influential. Today, European leaders are worried about saving the Euro. European attention is fixated on the urgent need to preserve the common currency and the supranational solidarity that underpins the Euro’s credibility. . . . (more) http://ow.ly/1lrtzA

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Carnegie Inst: The Dangerous British Malaise

English: Economical blocs in Europe

English: Economical blocs in Europe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by: Jan Techau, Carnegie Institute, Tuesday, July 17, 2012

British reluctance about the European integration process has traditionally been met with much sympathy among non-ideological, pragmatic Europeans on the continent. Even strong supporters of the EU have often harbored a silent admiration for what seemed to be the sturdy, healthy resilience of a stubborn island people suspicious of centralized rule and over-regulated cheese markets. But what once looked like common sense, and a welcome pragmatic counterweight to continental integration dogma, has now turned into dogma itself. Britain has become radicalized. And as always, political radicalization has two sources: weakness—perceived or real—and a misadjusted perception of reality… (more)  http://ow.ly/1lqajl

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