Argentina: a bit of hope in the face of adversity

TRANSLATED BY CARA-EVANS GILLEN AND PROOFREAD BY RHONA KAPPLER   17 years after the terrible crisis that saw 13 million Argentinians (more a third of the country’s population) plunge below the poverty line, Argentina is once again facing financial crisis. Although since 1989 and Carlos Menem’s arrival in power the policies advocated by the “Washington […]

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After Greece, Italy begged to give way to laws of markets and of the EU

TRANSLATED BY LAUREN VALENTINE AND PROOFREAD BY CHRISTI DU TOIT Italy has seen « the most serious [post-war] political crisis » in the words of new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Replaced by Carlo Cottarelli, in charge of constituting a “government of technicians”, Italy find itself, after Greece, put under pressure by the markets and the EU – […]

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: a worrying political, social and economic situation

TRANSLATED BY GENEVIEVE SILK AND PROOFREAD BY JOYCE CHEN On 19th April last year, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted a new strategy to re-launch the Western Balkans’ integration policy. On this occasion, Andrej Zorko, rapporteur for the committee’s opinion, reaffirmed that “EU membership for the Western Balkans remains one of the EU’s […]

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The Globalisation Debate

TRANSLATED BY BEN LITTLEDYKE AND PROOFREAD BY CARA EVANS-GILLEN This year, the sixth edition of Printemps de l’économie discussed the theme of “deglobalisation”. Economists, academics, business leaders and journalists debated the subject for four days. Alain Minc praises the benefits of globalisation in his work Happy Globalisation. However, it is a proven fact that globalisation, […]

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