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Evaluating the first three months of the Syriza government in Greece

‘Politics is not the art of the possible.  It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.’ – J. K. Galbraith The Syriza-led coalition government, which was the outcome of the Greek national elections on 25 January 2015, has just completed three months in office.  As its deliberations with the institutions (the so-called troika) are now entering their most … Continue reading

6 May 2015 by
Categories: Employment, Europe and the EU, Finance, Inequality, SPERI Comment, Tax, Welfare | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Creeping towards the EU

The ‘new born states’ of the former Yugoslavia still face real economic and political problems The opening of an accession chapter with Montenegro and the tying of accession for Serbia to the normalisation of relations with Kosovo demonstrate a piecemeal approach to policy making by the European Union in the south-east corner of Europe.   In part, these strategies are shaped … Continue reading

21 April 2015 by
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