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Ireland’s Banking Debt: Explaining the Cost of Anglo and Irish Nationwide

31 Jan 2012

How to restructure the debt associated with Ireland's banking collapse.

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Fiscal Compact - Final Text

31 Jan 2012

The final text of the 'treaty on stability, coordination and governance in the economic and monetary union' has been released.

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Some Thoughts on the Fiscal Compact

31 Jan 2012

Economic policy-making rarely amounts to picking the best possible policy suggested by economic theory. In a choice between an overly-restrictive and badly-designed fiscal compact and the potential alternative of being denied funding for our fiscal deficit next year (and the more extreme possibilities of sovereign default or exit from the Euro) we should stick with the European project and hope we can work to improve its design in the future.

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Another Summit

30 Jan 2012

The first European Council meeting of 2012 gets underway this afternoon in Brussels, even as a general strike that began across Belgium yesterday evening serves to remind EU leaders of the social burden created by austerity measures

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Was Fiscal Policy Pro-cyclical?

30 Jan 2012

The provisions on structural budget balances in the draft Fiscal Compact Treaty are aimed at separating the structural and cyclical components of signatories' annual budget deficits. The rationale is that because the cyclical component of the deficit will disappear when the economy recovers, policymakers do not have to worry unduly about it. Instead, they should focus on the structural deficit  which will remain when the recovery comes and must therefore be eliminated by policy action in the form of higher taxes and/or lower spending.

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Internal Energy Market Seminar in association with EirGrid

30 Jan 2012

The creation of a genuine internal market for energy is one of the European Union's priority objectives. A market that allowed gas and electricity to flow freely throughout the EU would provide cost and choice benefits for consumers as well as increasing market access for suppliers, including producers of small-scale and renewable forms of energy.

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Richard Corbett on the New Treaty

27 Jan 2012

In the midst of negotiations towards the new Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance, Richard Corbett, special advisor to European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, shared his insights on the draft treaty and the wider European response to the economic crisis.

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A Conservative Agenda to Save the Eurozone?

27 Jan 2012

David Cameron offers some advice to the Eurozone.

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The Fiscal Compact and Fiscal Policy

27 Jan 2012

The latest in the IIEA's series of working papers on the euro crisis has been published. 

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La crise de l’euro : infographique

27 Jan 2012

La réponse de l’Union européenne à la crise de l’euro. 

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