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Effective EU Corporate Tax Rates

31 May 2011

This Infograph draws on the World Bank's 'Doing Business' database to provide a snapshot of effective rates of corporate tax across the EU.

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MEPs in Dublin to Discuss the Economy

30 May 2011

A group of influential MEPs were in Dublin last week to take stock of the economic crisis in Ireland and to listen to Irish perspectives on the broader European situation.

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Sharon Bowles on EU Financial and Economic Legislation

30 May 2011

On Friday 27 May 2011, Sharon Bowles MEP,  gave an address at the IIEA, Dublin. Ms Bowles questioned the priorities of the EU-level response to the financial, economic and sovereign debt crises, where the focus has been placed primarily on preventing future crises rather than on the current recovery.

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WindFloat Technologies and the Future of Offshore Wind

27 May 2011

 

Ms. Weinstein examined the policy basis for the development of renewable energy and offshore wind energy in particular, in Europe.  She elaborated on Principle Power's pilot project, the first full-scale WindFloat which will be completed in September 2011 and which will be located off the coast of Portugal.

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Illuminating the Shadows

25 May 2011

EP’s ECON Committee shapes future regulation of financial tools used by the shadow banking system, but new innovations threaten to undermine efforts.

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WindFloat Technologies and the Future of Offshore Wind

25 May 2011

In her presentation, Ms. Weinstein examined the policy basis for the development of renewable energy and offshore wind energy in particular, in Europe.  She elaborated on Principle Power's pilot project, the first full-scale WindFloat which will be completed in September 2011 and which will be located off the coast of Portugal.   Drawing a comparison between Ireland and Portugal in terms of our similar climate, energy mix, size and population, Ms. Weinstein alluded to Ireland's potential for developing its massive offshore wind energy resource.  Finally she commented that WindFloat technology could play a central role in making offshore wind energy more accessible in Ireland and across Europe.

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Prof. Karl Whelan on Ireland's Sovereign Debt Crisis

20 May 2011

On the 18th of May, Prof. Karl Whelan delivered a presentation on Ireland's Sovereign Debt Crisis to a roundtable meeting of the IIEA Economists Group.

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Stability for Ireland and the Eurozone?

20 May 2011

A trio of leading economic experts have addressed the IIEA in recent weeks on the topic of Ireland's sovereign debt crisis. Tellingly, each of them spent as much time speaking about the European dimensions of Ireland's problems and their solutions as they did talking about domestic factors.This post reviews their analyses and considers the establishment of a European Stability Mechanism.

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Single Market Act – Introduction

19 May 2011

This post provides updates our coverage of the European Commission's rollout of the Single Market Act.

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Single Market Act – Energy Taxation

19 May 2011

The Commission proposes an important overhaul of energy taxation.

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Single Market Act – A European Patent

19 May 2011

The EU is finally set to establish a unitary patent system.

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Greek Grasshopper and Eurozone Ants

18 May 2011

The treatment of Greece is a huge test for European solidarity and resolve.

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