Do Markets Negate Democracy?

At the end of last week and for part of the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Biennale Firenze in Florence, Italy. The event was being hosted by EESC, the European Economic and Social Committee. With a title of “Education To Combat Social Exclusion”, it is not a natural event for a blog […]

Will You Help Me Prevent Climate Change?

Regular readers of this blog may recall that at the end of 2009 your author was lucky enough to attend the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) for a number of days. While there, it was my job to interview a number of experts and politicians about the politics, policy and realities of climate […]

Financial Transaction Reforms Explained

Earlier this week, I was able to interview one of the key players and thinkers on the European Commission team for financial reform as a part of the ‘day job’. As mentioned here, David Wright, Deputy Director of DG Internal Market and Services, is one of the most public voices right now on the direction […]

Can The EU Lead On Financial Reforms?

The European Parliament should be leading the development of financial regulation reform. According to MEP Dr Kay Swinburne, member of the Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis (CRIS), many MEPs have the belief that if the European Parliament creates good, workable legislation - and does so first - the United States will […]

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