Monthly Archives: March 2016

Part 4 – Economic and Monetary Union: slowly bringing everything together

As the 1950’s drew to a close, the proponents of European integration could feel very satisfied with the results of their efforts. The successful conclusion of three very important and significant treaties had set the groundwork for the new “European … Continue reading

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Rob Slane: Is Putin Weaponising Stupidity?

Away from the dry, long-winded analyses of Eurexits and the plight of the EU, EMU and the Euro, from time to time a brilliant piece of writing makes us realise just how silly human beings we really are. I introduce … Continue reading

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The Paradox of the UK in the EU

On the 23rd June, Britons will be asked to choose whether the UK should remain a member of the EU or whether it should leave. Both the “Remainers” and the “Leavers” are now ramping up their campaigns to sway the … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of the Left

Who is going lead the charge into political “battle” against austerity and the general social and economic ills that beset our European nations? Not so long ago, many of us thought that it would be the Left-wing political parties in … Continue reading

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Eurexit: a forced exit or a dignified departure?

There are two paradoxes hidden beneath all of the debates about “democratising the EU” and “repairing the Eurozone (EMU)” and so on. The first paradox concerns what our Union is supposed to be: Is it to be a federal state … Continue reading

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Eurexit: repent now for the end is near!

In my previous post, I took a look at the implications of a Eurexit, the exit of an existing EU member country from the EU, in terms of what it would mean for the EU. In the meantime, however, events … Continue reading

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Eurexit: would this really be the end of Europe as we know it?

Let us look at the implications of a Eurexit, the exit of an existing EU member country from the EU, in terms of what it means for the EU. At present, the most likely candidates of a Eurexit are Britain … Continue reading

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