Roadmap to a Social Europe – Social Europe Journal

Here’s a link to Social Europe Journals e-book entitled “Roadmap to a Social Europe“. In my view, this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING. Check it out!

Most people know that Europe has lost her way in recent years. Policies of excessive austerity hatched in North European capitals have caused unnecessary economic hardship in Southern Europe.

If you read this book, you will likely get many of the alternative arguments.

Let me turn it into an open question:

How should European leaders respond to the economic growth challenge, based on evidence-based policy rather the ideology based policy?

Any thoughts?

Subregions of Europe (The World Factbook)

Subregions of Europe (The World Factbook) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Charlemagne: Crank up the motor | The Economist

This is an excellent MUST READ article from the Charlemagne column of the Economist. Check it out!

Charlemagne: Crank up the motor | The Economist.

The article debates the return of the Franco- Germany axis, and compares “good stitch-ups” versus “bad stitch-ups”. Those likely to be stitched up are the smaller Euro countries, especially Southern Europe, plus the non-Euro countries, in particular, the UK.

The bit that will really hurt South European countries is that they have been bullied by the EC but the same rules don’t seem to apply to France.

Perhaps if the UK had a stronger political leader, the UK could have led an alternative power axis in Europe; but I don’t really see that happening with David Cameron – do you?

So an alternative headline might have been:

Return of the Franco-German stitch-up?

Subregions of Europe (UN geoscheme)

Subregions of Europe (UN geoscheme) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Any views?


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