Category Archives: EUnion

‘Hold your holidays, we’ll be back in August’

Presented as an entertaining interlude while I get to grips with issues in the Real World(tm). The wry look on the face of Van Rumpelstiltskin alone is worth it.

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Do nothing and die

Much has been made about the outcome of the EUnion ‘summit’ (EU council) last Wednesday and Thursday. The cheers in the MSM notwithstanding things may not be as happy as they seem. In his Sunday column Christopher Booker sees something … Continue reading

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Turning on its masters

In 2009 German officials, most notably the Merkel/Schäuble, convinced the new Greek government, led by Giorgos Papandreou, to OVERSTATE (not understate) the Greek deficit. This triggered the Greek (and ultimetely the euro-) crisis. This is a scoop by John Ward, … Continue reading

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State of decay

My apologies for being AWOL this last week and a half. Family matters and a conference abroad are the main reasons. I still lack the time to do some proper posting. But matters EU are now moving at such a … Continue reading

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Dutch disease

In the UK Telegraph Ambrose Evans-Pritchard does the Netherlands in a way we don’t hear even from our own commentators: As if matters were not bad enough already in Euroland: Dutch retail sales collapsed by 11pc in April, even worse … Continue reading

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Over the edge

I think the EUnion just blew itself up. Or rather, I think ‘the colleagues’ have steered the EUnion over the egde, into the abyss: Spain bows to €100bn bank bailout. Spain paved the way for a €100bn (£81bn) bail-out of … Continue reading

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A thin line in the sand

From Elsevier (NL) we learn that EUnion member states of the Schengen variety voted down a proposal by the EC to hand over final say over control over border decisions to the EUnion. Not only that, the countries also decided … Continue reading

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Out of time

After yesterdays tantrum by yours truly, it emerged today that our intrepid PM, Mark Rutte, came out solidly against introduction of eurobonds in the short term (NL): Caretaker prime-minister Mark Rutted (VVD) thinks that European bondscould be an option five … Continue reading

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A set up

Yesterday news broke about the all new EUnion ‘master plan’ to safe the eurozone, by endowing the EUnion with all the powers of statehood, at the cost of what once were sovereign nations. And today we read 1) that state-secretary … Continue reading

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Mad scramble

Christopher Booker writes his latest on: The EU’s ‘beneficial crisis’ has spun out of control. [A]mid the present shambles, we hear distracted voices calling for “more Europe” – more powers for Brussels, a new treaty – but the truth is … Continue reading

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