September 12, 2014

EUROPE on the BRINK Debt Crisis and Dissent in the European Periphery

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July 18, 2014

From Financial crisis to a crisis of Legitimacy; Europe on the Brink


“This book is a thoughtful reflection on the way in which policies of monetary constipation have created the worst crisis in Europe since the 1930s, and the way in which that crisis has created crises of democracy and political economy in Europe. The agenda for the renewal of that democracy and political economy starts with this book and its young authors.”
(Professor Jan Toporowski, SOAS, University of London)

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July 17, 2014

My London Book Launch

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May 26, 2014

Europe 2020

European elections; 2020 hindsight
Paris, France: May 26th, 2014

The results of the European Union’s Parliamentary elections are just in. They are twofold: first, there is a clear disinterest in the European Parliament as expressed by very low voting turnouts and second, of the few Europeans that did bother to vote, many have decided that it is time for a change.

Non-voters in the European Parliamentary elections are the majority in those nations without compulsory voting. The European turnout was 43% with 57% not voting or spoiling their vote. In Germany 48% voted, 46% voted in France, 36% in the UK and 35% in Portugal. There was extreme disinterest in the European elections in much of Eastern Europe: with 24% turnout in Croatia; 23% in Poland, 19% in The Czech Republic; and the Slovakians with a 13% turnout.

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