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How EU austerity is falling foul of the law

Anti-IMF graffiti in Lisbon.

There is a simmering confrontation between some EU members’ highest courts and European authorities over the limits of austerity, interstate solidarity and human rights.

June 19th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »

Not yet a Greek tragedy, but still a Spanish drama

Spain may not be on the verge of seeking a Greek-style bailout, but the government’s slow progress on cutting a burgeoning budget deficit is doing little to calm jittery investors.

May 7th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Time to end Spain’s labour market apartheid

As the Spanish government sets about reforming the labour market, it will struggle to balance the demands of the “haves” with those of the “have-nots.”

March 8th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Saving the pension system

Plans to raise the pension age to 67 have been met with anger and disbelief, but Spain’s demographics and its economic woes have made pension reform – painful as it may be – inevitable.

February 9th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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