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The euro-​​zone eco­nomy: The long road back | The Economist

Europe is to be con­gra­tu­la­ted on avoi­ding a Depres­sion (in most of its mem­ber sta­tes) and a cata­strop­hic break-​​up (for now). But if Europe’s lea­ders are wise they would use this occa­sion not to cele­brate but to reflect on just how badly they have per­for­med, and to get busy lear­ning from their mistakes.

via The euro-​​zone eco­nomy: The long road back | The Eco­no­mist.

EL: EU-​​sparekrav truer græsk pres­se­fri­hed og demo­krati | Information

- Den dan­ske rege­ring er gen­nem EU med til at for­mu­lere kra­vene om nedskæ­rin­ger til den græ­ske rege­ring. Der­for har rege­rin­gen også et ansvar for at stoppe angre­bet på pres­se­fri­he­den og pri­o­ri­tere den demo­kra­ti­ske udvik­ling over EU’s stramme sparekrav.

Det skri­ver Niko­laj Wil­lum­sen i en mail til Ritzau.

via EL: EU-​​sparekrav truer græsk pres­se­fri­hed og demo­krati | Infor­ma­tion.

Arti­cle > Demo­lis­hing five myths about Europe’s decline

Indermit Gill

Five wrong notions have encou­ra­ged Asia and Ame­rica to mis­di­ag­nose Europe’s ail­ments, Inder­mit Gill wri­tes. And alt­hough Euro­pe­ans need to make big chan­ges, he belie­ves the EU’s eco­no­mic model can still be made to work
Europe has been get­ting a bad press. The Gre­eks and the Ita­li­ans have been exco­ri­a­ted for endan­ge­ring the euro, and Iceland, Ire­land, Portu­gal and Spain have been cri­ti­ci­sed for their reck­less finan­cial poli­cies. End­less sum­mi­try in Brus­sels hasn’t hel­ped. Europe is increa­singly seen by Ame­ri­cans and Asi­ans as slug­gish, even spoilt. Five wrong notions that have led to this misdiagnosis.

via Arti­cle > Demo­lis­hing five myths about Europe’s decline.

Cata­stroika — pri­va­ti­se­rin­gen af Grækenland

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Cata­stroika

En doku­men­tar om pri­va­ti­se­rin­ger i Græken­land. Gen­nem for­tæl­lin­gen om andre pri­va­ti­se­rin­ger i Europa, her­un­der cata­stroi­kaen i Rusland bely­ses den Græ­ske rege­rings pri­va­ti­serxin­ger af natio­nale vær­dier. En pri­va­ti­se­ring der begrun­des med “nød­ven­dig­hed”, men som sna­rere synes at tjene mul­ti­na­tio­nale interesser.