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Your author attended a policy event in the European Parliament this week. This one stood out for me for some of the wrong reasons. Firstly, I understand that many events of this nature need a sponsor and that said sponsor is hoping to have their policy issue debated and get their point across. Roger that.… » read more

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This week saw FinancialGuy fly in to Brussels to attend the 2011 TEDxBrussels event, held in Bozar. Honestly, the event was excellent and well worth the effort and costs of travel. I can’t lie, there were a number of speakers that seemed desparate to discuss the exact same topic, “singularity”. Most of the attendees I… » read more

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European Voice has recently produced a briefing document about Europe’s innovation policy. Titled “Innovation in Europe“, it really is an excellent beginners guide to what this oh-so-important policy area is all about. (It was actually released in print several weeks ago, but I have been waiting for it to land on their website before I… » read more

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Those that know me personally will likely have heard me say that economically the euro is a bad idea and everything will go wrong eventually. I have been saying it for years. Luckily for me, I have never been pressed with a question such as, “How will it go wrong?”. Something tells me that, “A… » read more

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After all that, €1 trillion euros buys a Greek referendum? Is that really the breathing space the world was hoping for? It seems difficult to describe this as anything less than a calamity for the EU, the Euro and especially for Greece. What sort of question should be put to the Greek voters? Do you… » read more

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