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Quarterly report on the euro area-1/2013

European Commission, (2013), Quarterly report on the euro area, 1/2013. The focus section of this edition takes a look at the growth convergence experiences of euro area Member States following the introduction of the euro. Generally speaking, faster growth in relatively poorer countries has helped to narrow income gaps between EU Member States, but this convergence process is weaker for euro area members and appears to have stalled a few …Read More

European labour market policies in (the) crisis

Clasen, Jochen, Clegg, Daniel, Kvist Jon, (2012), ‘European labour market policies in (the) crisis’, The European Trade Union Institute Working Paper, 2012/12. Before the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008, the new millennium had been characterised by the gradual emergence of a new consensus around labour market policy reform in Europe. While in earlier decades labour market policy debates often opposed supporters and opponents of all forms of …Read More

The State of the European Union – The Failure of Austerity

Garrido, D. (ed.) (2012) The State of the European Union – The Failure of Austerity, Fundacion Alternativas & Fiedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. The EU27 economic indicators for the end of 2012 therefore painted a bleak picture: soaring unemployment (10.8 per cent of the active population), a slip back into recession (–0.3 per cent GDP) and a growing public debt ratio (85 per cent). The scenario for the Eurozone was worse and even more …Read More

Quarterly report on the euro area- 04/2012

European Commission, (2012), Quarterly report on the euro area, 04/2012. In view of the central role that overheating housing markets played in previous years in a number of euro area Member States, the latest Quarterly Report on the Euro Area presents an analytical toolkit for assessing housing market imbalances. It is centred around an analysis of cyclical overvaluation of house prices based on a filtering approach. This notably allows unsustainable …Read More