Category Archives: Europe

Published on
19 November 2012

The Euro-Crisis Becomes Existential as Greece Passes Austerity-Budget for 2013

Posted in Europe, World Affairs

Leaving aside the definite articles and one might, according to taste one’s economic and political points of view,place inverted commas over almost all the termsin this blog’s title. Letus perform the exercise. ‘Euro-Crisis’ This is not, in fact, the crisis of a currency, but rather that of a wholeculture, one spanning the EU as well […]

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Published on
18 June 2012

A Lesson to be Learnt from the Euro Crisis

The recent Spanish ‘bail-out’ has had a mixed reaction from the global markets. Stock markets in Europe and the U.S. fell, and Spanish borrowing costs rose, after the first post-bail-out trading day. It is fortunate for the Spanish populace, already subject to austerity measures, that the bail-out did not come with the same conditions as […]

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Published on
30 January 2012

Chimps may be ‘97% Human’, but they’re 0% Homo Sapiens

From a guest blogger: What is it that St. Peter’s Basilica, Climate Change, the Euro Crisis and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy have in common? I shall not keep you guessing. All four demonstrate that humans are not only special, but also without doubt the most special of creatures on Planet Earth. Consider for a moment […]

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Published on
18 November 2011

Supporting Marriage

Last week Channel Four television programmed a documentary entitled Go Greek For A Week. Three distinct individuals were shown living as their counterparts in Greece had been doing according to employment and circumstance. The programme focused on the financial generosity of the Greek State, and also on the ease with which taxation might be evaded. […]

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Published on
27 October 2011

Common Cause on the European Union’s Flaws

The parliamentary debate which occurred on Monday, upon a non-binding motion proposing that a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU be held, has been widely portrayed as a debate internal to the Conservative party, with its leadership and frontbench squaring up to those on the backbenches. More specifically, the issue has been portrayed […]

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Published on
16 September 2011

The European Crisis-Management Project

From a guest blogger: Since its inception one of the principle reasons regularly served up for ever more integration in the European Union (as now is) has been, in the wake of two World Wars, to prevent armed conflict by making war ever more unattractive and impossible to conceive. As integration progressed, it was decided […]

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