April 2016

Avoiding responsibilities is not a good idea

Oriol Junqueras's picture

Europe has recently asked the Spanish government, particularly the Spanish Minister for Finance, Cristóbal Montoro, to reformulate the budgetary provisions presented before the Spanish elections by cutting them by up to 8 billion euros. The IMF modified its growth forecasts for Spain after noticing the deviation from the deficit target. The Spanish government’s reaction was, as usual, to transfer the responsibility to the other public administrations.

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The European answer to the refugee crisis: Lessons from history

Laura Ballarin's picture

The European Union faces nowadays the biggest challenge since its foundation, the refugee crisis, which has several, inter-related implications: large-scale arrivals of asylum-seekers to our continent, fragmentation of the Schengen area, the jihadist terrorism threat, wars and high instability in neighbouring countries and a weak socioeconomic situation created by the long economic crisis.

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