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As mentioned in my previous post (The Innovation Union Will Require Public And Private Money), I had the role of Moderator this week at an event about Venture Capital held in Brussels by Eureka. The overall aim was to help bring together some members of the Eureka network, EU policy makers and some involved in… » read more

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Next week in Brussels the Eureka Network is holding an event related to Venture Capital in Europe. As such, I thought it might be interesting to abuse my position of Moderator of the event and ask some questions of key speakers about the role that VC can play in innovation policy in the EU. Therefore,… » read more

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Is Ed In Economic Dreamland?

The UK news was dominated a few days ago by New Labour’s leader, Ed Miliband and his first speech of 2011. It’s long, and I don’t propose to comment on it all, but I do propose to look at the element that was considered ‘newsworthy’. The full text of the speech is here. Taken from… » read more

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It was obvious, the Christmas break wasn’t really going to solve the fiscal problems faced by Portugal, Belgium and Spain. It was simply a short postponement to the ongoing calamity. A ceasefire if you will. But here we are, back again. Shots are being fired and the fiscal wheels are sure to fall off soon.… » read more

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ECB or EBC?

The Christmas period had a number of news reports – certainly in the UK press – about the current euro currency problems. There were two main topics that stood out. 1. Estonia joining the euro club. A couple of the stories I saw took that stance that ‘perhaps news of the problems hadn’t reached up… » read more

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