Month: May 2016

European unemployment: Addressing concerns

Since 2012, when the reform of the EMU began, the possibility of and need for unemployment insurance within the Eurozone has been frequently discussed. The Five Presidents’ Report, which explains so clearly the problem of divergence, provides another opportunity to have a serious debate on this instrument, potentially opening the avenue of practical changes as …

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European values only for europeans? EU’s responsibility in handling the refugee crisis

EU must go further in developing a real common European asylum system otherwise the planned relocation and resettlement schemes will fail due to the inherent differences amongst member states when granting protection to refugees. The EU should decide whether its common values are only applicable for Europeans citizens or if these are universal from which …

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Myth & grim reality: austerity an economic recovery in Europe

The Austerity Doctrine Barely two months into 2016 talk of “Grexit” returns, the ECB searches its ineffective options to counter deflation, and most euro zone countries flounder in economic stagnation. All this is sadly familiar. When the first Greek debt crisis began policy makers in Brussels, with strong support from the German government, set forth …

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The realities of digital democracy

A cyber-realist perspective regarding how Internet-based communication technologies affect democracy, views empirical data as supporting promising potentiality and actuality for using ICT to enhance democratic communication.

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