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This story about the Europe 2020 strategy was published by EurActiv on 19th March 2010. In a meeting with the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, the Spanish, Belgian and Hungarian labour ministers, representing the current and upcoming rotating presidencies of the EU, discussed the fundamental differences between EU social and finance ministers,… » read more

The world is heading into troubled waters. Every feeling person senses it. Yet the Commission’s paper curiously called EUROPE 2020 A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth seems to be living in a world of its own. Its authors live in a see-no-evil, hear-no-evil world. They sense no dangers. It just wants to get… » read more

What makes a democracy more efficient than a dictatorship? Why did Franco’s Spain lapse into the economic doldrums? Why were Latin American dictatorships corrupt and lacking in vigour and growth? Why were Latin American currencies being constantly devalued? Why did Zimbabwe finally run out of noughts to add to the trillions on its useless paper… » read more

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