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The more things change, the more they stay the same. While European finances and economies crumble, the battle rages on between Europe and nation states. Witness this week’s Merkozy agreement (for what it is worth, I love that name!). One of the features of their pact is that there will be no eurobonds. This has… » read more

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A story on the BBC website caught my eye this morning. It seems to suggest that the prospect of a German debt devaluation is appealing to some in the German government. Close followers of the eurozone debt debacle will remember the ‘leak’ from the German team negotiating with Greece some months ago that Greece might… » read more

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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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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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As someone with a more than passing interest and knowledge in politics, policy, finance and markets, I am less than convinced about the idea of greater fiscal integration amongst EU or eurozone countries. This lack of personal support might be because I am British and we are pretty much born and bred eurosceptics. Or it… » read more

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With yet another summit about the debt crisis looming, is there any hope? A quick scan of the news this morning shows multiple media quoting French Finance Minister Francois Baroin as saying that Europe needs to send a “strong message” about Greece and the Euro. Is that it? A strong message??? The time for a… » read more

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