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During the last European Council meeting, EU leaders made their position towards the Greek economic crisis clear: Greece will have EU’s help if the measures taken by the country fail to tackle the economic problems. In other words, Brussels will make sure that Greece will not need EU’s assistance; towards this direction, EU has proposed… » read more

This article about bank bailouts was published by on 13th January 2010 by EurActiv.com. The commissioner-designate for competition, Joaquin Almunia, will not ease the EU’s stance towards banks which received state aid during the financial crisis. Credit institutions will have to reimburse the aid by the end of 2010 and cannot use this financial support to… » read more

Here on Blogactiv we very rarely feel the need to publish press releases and communiques related to an annual conference. However, we feel that the contribution from the Club de Madrid warrants close attention. DECLARATION Club of Madrid, Annual Conference ‘The Political Dimensions of the World Economic Crisis’ November 13, 2009 We, Members of Club… » read more

Tax has – unusually – taken a bit of a back seat recently. In the debates surrounding the credit crunch, issues like regulation, corporate governance and executive pay have taken centre stage. But the International Monetary Fund (IMF) put out an interesting paper last month that sought to put tax back on its usual perch.… » read more

At European Business Summit 2009, Dr Ian Moore spoke to us about sustainability and the EU economy. He also discusses the REACH programme in some depth. Dr Moore is President and CEO of Momentive Performance Materials, an organisation involved in the silicones industry. If you would like to make your voice heard in this discussion,… » read more

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen writes The PES – and more recently also the European Parliament – has made a clear demand for new regulation to cover all financial players including hedge funds. In response the European Commission has launched a ‘consultation’ on regulation for hedge funds. It is not what we asked for but it is… » read more

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso urges heads of state and government not to lose sight of their promises regarding climate change while media is primarily focusing on the economic crisis. While Poland fears heavy costs created by the emissions reductions and Germany as well as Italy are concerned about their competitiveness of their industry,… » read more

Newropeans launches its European campaign in Germany with a conference on the financial crisis and the role of the EU. Franck Biancheri, president of Newropeans, will explain Newropeans’ solutions to solve the crisis. To see Newropeans’s position as exposed during the latest conference in Rome (24-OCT-2008): http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/Newropeans/ video/x7boty_franck-biancheri-newropeans-lue-et_news The conference will take place in Frankfut… » read more

Jean Quatremer, correspondant á Bruxelles pour le journal Libération, vient de publier un post très polémique sur son blog. Le sujet est une lettre de Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (Président du PSE) envoyée à Nicolas Sarkozy avant le sommet informel de l’Union Européenne sur la crise financière que le Président Français a convoqué aujourd’hui. Le journaliste… » read more

For two decades US government authorities have indulged in an unbelievable negligence of the banking sector: Banks could place very risky new financial instruments into the market without being called to order by fragmented banking authorities. Similarly, the US government, followed by others, allowed car makers to seduce consumers into buying the most perverse gas… » read more

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