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Portugal’s socialists push for anti-austerity government - FT.com

Portugal’s socialists push for anti-austerity government - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Portugal’s opposition Socialist Party has increased pressure for an anti-austerity government backed by the hard left, calling it the only viable solution for resolving the deadlock resulting from an inconclusive general election three weeks ago.
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Technology undermines conventional view of world trade - FT.com

Technology undermines conventional view of world trade - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
We have become used in recent decades to a particular vision of the world economy, which comprises accelerating interconnections that drive globalisation and international business. Bigger and bigger container ships carry the load of expanding
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Portuguese election: Where those who lost may decide | MacroPolis

Portuguese election: Where those who lost may decide | MacroPolis | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Anyone who might have listened the European Commission statement in the aftermath of the Portuguese general election, saying that the result “confirms the will of the Portuguese people majo...
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Jitters as Passos Coelho prepares for minority rule in Portugal - FT.com

Jitters as Passos Coelho prepares for minority rule in Portugal - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Portugal faces a period of political uncertainty and potential instability after the centre-right coalition that steered the country through a painful bailout emerged from Sunday’s general election as the largest political force but lost its
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Portugal health crisis: 'We do not even have scrubs'

Portugal health crisis: 'We do not even have scrubs' | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Portuguese medical student Francisco Ribeiro Mourao tells Channel 4 News's Austerity Kids project that cuts to his country's health system are hurting patients - and threatening future care.
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Why there's little hope for Greece's unemployed

Why there's little hope for Greece's unemployed | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
If you're out of work in Greece, there is a good chance you may never find employment again, official data suggest
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Against the grain: The European Citizens’ Initiative on ‘Water is a Human Right’.

Against the grain: The European Citizens’ Initiative on ‘Water is a Human Right’. | European Political Economy | Scoop.it

Between May 2012 and September 2013, close to 1.9 million signatures were collected throughout the European Union (EU) and formally submitted to the Commission for the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on‘Water and Sanitation are a Human Right’. While impressive in itself, it is not only the large number of signatures, which is a sign of success. The ECI, based on a broad alliance of trade unions and social movements, was successful at a time, when austerity policies were enforced across the EU. It, therefore, went completely against the grain and in opposition to dominant forces pushing for further neo-liberal restructuring. In this blog post, I will discuss the main factors underlying this success: (1) the long history of water struggles; (2) the unique quality of water; and (3) the broad alliance of participating actors.

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The real political economy of Ireland | SPERI

The real political economy of Ireland | SPERI | European Political Economy | Scoop.it

Contrary to official EU claims, Ireland tells a cautionary tale, undeserving of its current poster-child status

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Tsipras looks for traction with elections finely balanced in final stretch

Tsipras looks for traction with elections finely balanced in final stretch | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Seeing his chances of becoming the next prime minister fade, Alexis Tsipras attempted to give new momentum to SYRIZA’s election campaign on Sunday.
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Yanis Varoufakis: ‘If I’m convicted of high treason, it would be interesting’

Yanis Varoufakis: ‘If I’m convicted of high treason, it would be interesting’ | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Six weeks on from resigning, and with a snap election just announced, what now for the bad boy of anti-capitalism?
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Eurogroup statement on the ESM programme for Greece - Consilium

Eurogroup statement on the ESM programme for Greece - Consilium | European Political Economy | Scoop.it

The Eurogroup welcomes the agreement that has been reached between Greece and the European Institutions, with input from the IMF, on the policy conditionality underlying the new ESM macroeconomic adjustment programme. The Eurogroup commends the Greek authorities for their demonstrated strong commitment as shown by the normalisation of the working methods with the Institutions and the conduct of the negotiations in a determined and swift manner. This agreement is in line with the parameters and key objectives set by the Euro summit on 12 July and provides a comprehensive framework for restoring the Greek economy to a sustainable path. 

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Greek bailout: Alexis Tsipras steps down to trigger new elections

Greek bailout: Alexis Tsipras steps down to trigger new elections | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Prime minister announces his resignation and paves way for general election, with 20 September predicted as most likely date for a poll
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From Crisis to Growth, Lima Touts Economy as Portugal Vote Looms

From Crisis to Growth, Lima Touts Economy as Portugal Vote Looms | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
As Portugal’s election campaign heats up, Economy Minister Antonio Pires de Lima isn’t aiming his shots at foes like the Socialists, the main opposition party that leads the ruling coalition in polls ahead of the Oct. 4 vote.
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Greek parliament approves reform bill - FT.com

Greek parliament approves reform bill - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
The Greek parliament has narrowly approved a controversial economic reform package allowing creditors to disburse more funds from a €86bn third international bailout. Legislators endorsed the measures early on Saturday by 154 votes for to 140
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The Mirage of Structural Reform by Dani Rodrik - Project Syndicate

The Mirage of Structural Reform by Dani Rodrik - Project Syndicate | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Every economic program imposed on Greece since the financial crisis struck in 2009 has assumed that structural reforms, boldly conceived and implemented, would bring about rapid economic recovery. But any serious assessment of the results produced by structural reforms around the world would have poured cold water on such expectations.
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Portugal Communist party says ready to back Socialist-led government

Portugal Communist party says ready to back Socialist-led government | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Portugal's Communist party is ready to support a government led by the centre-left Socialists, its leader said on Wednesday in what appeared to be a departure for the country's Communists.
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Four takeaways from the Portuguese general election - FT.com

Four takeaways from the Portuguese general election - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Portugal’s centre-right government alliance emerged as the biggest political force in Sunday’s general election, but failed in its bid to win a second absolute majority of parliamentary seats. The Forward Portugal (PAF) coalition led by Pedro Passos
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Eurozone's enforcer ready to keep Greece's new leader in line

Eurozone's enforcer ready to keep Greece's new leader in line | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Dutch economist Maarten Verwey has unprecedented powers as his taskforce oversees the implementation of Greece’s cash-for-reforms rescue package
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Victory for citizens, victory for the Human Right to Water!

Victory for citizens, victory for the Human Right to Water! | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
(Press release- 8 September 2015) Another milestone for the Human Right to Water.
With today’s vote the EP demands that the EC make concrete legislative proposals to recognize the human right to water and sanitation as defined by the UN.
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Prudence and profligacy

Prudence and profligacy | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
  THE word “austerity” entered the public discourse after the global recession punched a hole in public finances across the rich world. Governments...
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TV debate re-energises Portugal’s opposition ahead of election - FT.com

TV debate re-energises Portugal’s opposition ahead of election - FT.com | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Portugal’s opposition Socialist leader has infused new vigour into his anti-austerity party’s flagging election campaign with an assertive performance in a television debate with the country’s centre-right prime minister three weeks ahead of the
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The Greek Plan for Growth & Recovery: Two documents the Ministry of Finance tabled in May and June 2015

The Greek Plan for Growth & Recovery: Two documents the Ministry of Finance tabled in May and June 2015 | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
Now that Greece's Third Memorandum of Understanding has passed (see here for my annotated version), after the SYRIZA government surrendered on 12th July 2015, it is perhaps of interest to compare t...
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European Commission evaluates impact of bailout programme

European Commission evaluates impact of bailout programme | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
A document recently published by the European Commission (EC) last week outlines the context and rationale of the reform and adjustment process as well as an analysis of the expected impact of the main measures included in the third bailout programme.
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Tradable sectors in the Eurozone periphery | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

Some view uncompetitiveness in the Eurozone’s periphery as the fundamental cause of the region’s crisis. This column presents evidence that rising unit labour costs in the periphery were not a cause but rather a symptom of the local demand shocks triggered by large capital inflows in the 2000s.

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Eurogroup approves 3rd bailout for Greece but expects swift, extensive action

Eurogroup approves 3rd bailout for Greece but expects swift, extensive action | European Political Economy | Scoop.it
The Eurogroup agreed on the terms of Greece’s third bailout on Friday, paving the way for Athens to receive its first tranche from a package of up to 86 billion euros in new loans next week.
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