The Future of Europe: A Hub of Innovation
In the previous weeks I have written about some of the shortcomings of the EU and how they might be addressed. My main focus was on structural weaknesses and ways to address them individually and on a general push for a leaner laissez-faire state decisive and courageous enough to […]
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Poland’s “Little Italy” is a sign of the times
Wroclaw is a city with a complicated historical background: in the course of its one thousand year history, the capital of the Lower Silesian District –Voivodeship- has been under Bohemian, Austrian, Prussian and German control, before re-becoming Polish in the aftermath of World War II. With its past, this city […]
European Austerity Measures: a PIIGS-Eye View
In the beginning, the EU’s main reactions to the economic and financial crises were aimed at salvaging European prosperity from the effects of the American financial crisis . However as time passed and the crises deepened, the EU’s response to the economic problems of its Member States was to slid […]
Demolition of the welfare state: what comes after?
Does the demolition of the welfare state mean the emergence of a new social model? Development based on consumption is not the answer; should we change our habits or keep repeating the old mistakes? The European crisis has imposed new problems on the world for which we must find new solutions.
India: Of Poodles and Doodles
‘Manmohan Singh – Saviour or Sonia’s Poodle’ was the headline (changed later) in a British newspaper that commented on the Indian Prime Minister’s tenure that is increasingly seen as riddled with corruption, inefficiency and bureaucratic sloth. The Supreme Court has asked the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to halt […]