June 11, 2012

Impact of Ireland's Vote on the EU Fiscal Treaty

IRSN, International Relations and Security Network

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TAGGED: Eurozone, Ireland


May 30, 2012
Does Ireland Want to Sink with Europe?
Daniel Hannan, Telegraph Blog
It's hard to see what else the eurozone leaders have to do to encourage Ireland to vote 'No' to the FU Treaty. Christine Lagarde and José Manuel Barroso lecture people about austerity while paying almost no tax on their... more ››
June 5, 2012
Irish 'Yes' an Expression of Grim Fatalism
Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times
Here we see the deep strangeness of contemporary Irish politics. In a normal world, if people don't believe the Government, they vote against it. But in the topsy-turvy world we currently inhabit, people voted for the... more ››
June 11, 2012
Germany, Not Greece, Should Exit Euro
Red Jahncke, Bloomberg
All the debate about the pros and cons of a Greek exit from the euro area is missing the point: A German exit might be better for all concerned. more ››
June 2, 2012
Where Now for the Evolving EU?
Paul Gillespie, Irish Times
If the euro is to survive, radical steps to federalise banking practices, budgetary policies and state indebtedness will be needed within the euro zone. So will more determined and resourced means to stimulate economic growth,... more ››
Each step forward is technically complex, constitutionally uncharted and politically fraught. And it is no longer just Greece that threatens to blow the whole precarious exercise off course. Spain, long a source of concern, is... more ››