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Angela Merkel’s Pyrrhic Victory

October 9, 2013

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Angela Merkel’s Pyrrhic Victory by George Soros – Project Syndicate BUDAPEST – As far as Germany is concerned, the drama of the euro crisis is over. The subject was barely discussed in the country’s recent election campaign. Chancellor Angela Merkel did what was necessary to ensure the euro’s survival, and she did so at the […]

The Future of Europe Remarks delivered by George Soros at the Global Economic Symposium October 1, 2013 :: Kiel, Germany

October 2, 2013

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George made the following remarks today at the Global Economic Symposium in Kiel, Germany. In his remarks, George analyzes the current state of the euro crisis and warns that a looming period of economic stagnation may destroy the union. I shall take a holistic approach to the future of Europe. I have developed a conceptual […]

The Crisis in Europe

June 6, 2012

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Remarks at the Festival of Economics, Trento Italy | George Soros. Until recently, my interpretation of financial markets was either ignored or dismissed by academic economists. All this has changed since the crash of 2008. Reflexivity became recognized but, with the exception of Imperfect Knowledge Economics, the foundations of economic theory have not been subjected […]

One bust bank could bring Spain to its knees

May 29, 2012

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One bust bank could bring Spain to its knees, warns prime minister | Business | The Guardian. Spain cannot afford to let a single bank or regional government collapse as that would bring the entire country to its knees, the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, warned on Monday.

Ed Miliband, you stoke this anti-Europe fire at your peril

May 22, 2012

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Ed Miliband, you stoke this anti-Europe fire at your peril | Gaby Hinsliff | Comment is free | The Guardian. Well, who would have thought it? Riding high in the polls, touted as a prospective prime minister even in the rightwing papers, finally Ed Miliband is having a moment.

It’s Time to Stop Using Chewing Gum and Chicken Wire in Spain

May 21, 2012

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It’s Time to Stop Using Chewing Gum and Chicken Wire in Spain. By Edward Hugh  – Don’t Shoot the Messenger – EconoMonitor “Every leg of the eurozone crisis has been marked by denial of the full scale of the problems. Whether Spain’s authorities have been deceitful or wilfully blind makes little difference at this point. […]

Michael Rosen: The billions we’re not allowed to talk about

May 8, 2012

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Michael Rosen: The billions we’re not allowed to talk about.