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Changing Times, Changing Tunes – Insights From Draghi And Dijsselbloem

16 Sep 2016


Ahead of the informal meeting of 27 EU leaders in Bratislava on 16 September 2016, two influential European institutional leaders have made important remarks about the future economic direction of the EU. Mario Draghi, President of the ECB, and Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup, both emphasised the need for leaders at the national and EU level to take steps to increase their citizens’ sense of economic security and address concerns about inequalities in European society. 

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Brexit: Spin, Tumble, Hang Out to Dry?

14 Sep 2016

In this guest blog, John McGrane, Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, examines the aftermath of the UK referendum and sets out his view of Ireland’s role in the coming negotiations.

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Green Bonds and COP 21

22 Jan 2016

How can the world begin to shift private investment from brown to green? At a recent keynote address hosted by the IIEA, Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, focused on green bonds as an effective instrument for financing the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Osborne’s ‘Grand Bargain’ - Cameron’s ‘TINA’

05 Nov 2015
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has shared with German industrial leaders in Berlin his vision of a ‘grand bargain’ on the future relationship between those who use the euro and those who do not.


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Costing Election Manifestos – Scaling-up Ireland’s Capacity

17 Jul 2015
On 3 July 2015 Laura van Geest, Director of CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis gave a keynote address at the IIEA on The Costing of Political Manifestos  - The Dutch Experience. Based on that presentation, this blogpost will try to answer three questions: How does the CPB independently cost election manifestos in the Netherlands? Is there a need for such a system in Ireland? How would such a system be introduced in Ireland?  

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Next Steps for Europe’s Capital Markets Union

23 Jun 2015

On 15 June 2015 Jonathan Hill, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union gave a keynote address at the IIEA on the Capital Markets Union. Other issues included in his address were Brexit, the dynamics of the Juncker Commission and Ireland’s economic recovery. This blogpost examines Commisioner Hill’s comments in relation to Capital Markets Union and anticipates what might happen in this area over the coming months. 

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Report on the study visit of the IIEA Germany Group to Berlin

18 Dec 2014

This report presents the findings of the study trip to Berlin undertaken by the IIEA Germany Group in November 2014.

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IIEA Corporate Tax Conference in the News

05 Dec 2014

The IIEA/KPMG conference on Taxation, which took place this week in the Mansion House on 3 December presented a whole range of perspectives on these topics, which have become the centre of attention since the OECD initiated the BEPS programme, in July 2013, which aims to shift the global goalposts for taxation and to provide governments with instruments to prevent corporates and multinational companies from misusing the rules by engaging in BEPS practices. 

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New Publication: Banking Union: Progress and Prospects

24 Oct 2014

New IIEA publication. Banking Union: Progress and Prospects

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IIEA Presidency Report – Italy, July-December 2014

11 Jul 2014

Prime Minister Renzi’s Government assumed the Presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 July 2014. It falls to the Italian Presidency to steer the union through the current period of uncertainty.

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European Council remembers 1914 and plans ahead for the rest of the decade and beyond

25 Jun 2014

The IIEA research team outlines the major issues on the agenda for the European Council summit on 26-27 June 2014.

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Irish economy is finally enjoying a sectorally broad-based recovery

16 Jun 2014

Ireland’s economic recovery is now more solid and broad-based than at any time since it suffered a depression-scale collapse in 2008-10. Challenges and risks remain, but the momentum behind the recovery gives cause for optimism. 

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