May 12, 2012

EU's Bigger Deficit Is Democratic

Patrick Smyth, Irish Times

AP Photo

WE ARE in the process – painfully, haltingly – of addressing the central deficiency in Europe’s single currency. The vote on the fiscal treaty represents Ireland’s part in a joint effort to give the euro the framework of collective disciplines that can provide the currency with the robustness it needs, the guarantee of its soundness, economic bulk, and the defences that can allow it to maintain value.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: European Union, Ireland, Eurozone


May 15, 2012
Who's Your Daddy? Germany, Apparently
Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times
"One way of putting the referendum that I like is that Brussels and Germany are the mother and father of the EU and the rest of the countries are kids. And some kids spend the money wisely but some, like Ireland, spend it on... more ››
May 14, 2012
EU Bureaucracy Spawns Endless Problems
Paul Taylor, Reuters
Americans call it a Rube Goldberg machine, Britons a Heath Robinson contraption and the Danes a Storm P machine. The European Union's policy-making system often resembles one of those cartoon designs of an implausibly convoluted... more ››
May 7, 2012
Don't Strangle Europe with Austerity
Gerhard Schroder, CS Monitor
The emergence of a united Europe is a process that has been going on for decades, characterized by progress but also by setbacks. There have been crises again and again in the history of European unification. Crucially, Europe... more ››
May 4, 2012
Europe Must Break Free from Brussels
Vaclav Klaus, Daily Telegraph
Only a fundamental rethink of the entire EU model can return the continent to health. more ››
May 9, 2012
Death of Europe Is America's Opportunity
Arthur Herman, Fox News
Elections Sunday in France and Greece prove once and for all that the European Union is headed off the cliff, and its voters don’t care.  In the short term, that’s going to mean some heartburn in US markets and global... more ››