The Great Debate UK

from MacroScope:

Banking on a Portuguese bailout?

November 30, 2010

portgualprotest.jpgReuters polls of economists over the last few weeks have come up with some pretty firm conclusions about both Ireland and Portugal needing a bailout from the European Union.

from Global News Journal:

Croatia must read European Union signals carefully

November 12, 2010

The European Commission told Croatia this week that its negotiations to join the European Union have reached their "final" stage. Sounds promising, considering how reluctant many EU governments are to admit any new members at a time when the bloc is coping with financial difficulties.

Regulatory gaps let banks off the bonus hook

September 6, 2010

– The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

German elections bring forward a possible stalemate situation for EMU

April 28, 2010

-Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from Global News Journal:

If Greece’s debt dam breaks, who gets wet?

April 13, 2010

The 16 countries that share the euro single currency have agreed they will help Greece out if it needs. So far so good. But only now is the nitty-gritty of how member states will go about paying for their contributions being hammered out. And suddenly things are getting a little complicated.

What’s next in EMU after Greece deal?

March 26, 2010

Jane Foley-Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from Global News Journal:

Can a European diplomatic service really work?

March 10, 2010

As experiments in political unity go, Europe's External Action Service takes some beating.

from Global News Journal:

EU to tackle gender pay inequality

By Reuters Staff
March 8, 2010

By Sangeeta Shastry

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding

Men are still paid more than women in Europe but the European Union is promising to narrow the gap.

The spoils of EU reform

By Alain Deletroz
February 19, 2010

eu- Alain Délétroz is Vice President Europe at the International Crisis Group, www.crisisgroup.org. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate:

Watch banks for clues on Greece

February 9, 2010

-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. --

As odd as it sounds, concerns about the effects of a euro zone sovereign crisis on Europe's still poorly capitalized banks may prove to be the tipping point that leads to a swifter bailout of Greece.