Thursday, April 18, 2013

Commentaar - Comments

Greek deal unlikely to unravel now - BBC World News - 24/2/2015

Dutch Parliamentary approval of the Greek four-month bailout extension - The Guardian 24/2/2015

Hoeveel Griekse drama's kan de eurozone nog aan? - FTM - 27/1/2015

NATO's record in #Afghanistan: Success in stabilising the country is mixed at best - Efe - 31/12/2014

TTIP: Mythen und Fakten - Huffington Post and Open Europe Berlin - 3/12/2014

Juncker's €315bn #EFSI "investment" fund: Why do taxpayers need to guarantee investments which investors deem too risky? La Vanguardia - 1/12/2014

Also many in Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark want member states to have more control over in-work benefits - RTE - 28/11/2014

Timmermans moet gaan kappen in het EU-regelwoud - FTM - 14/11/2014

Frans Timmermans's appointment as EU “Subsidiarity Commissioner” is probably the most high-profile attempt at the EU level to restrain the regulatory machine - Polish Radio - 3/11/2014

Interview in De Standaard over hervorming van de EU - 3/11/2014

The eurozone calm since the Summer of 2012 may not only be due to the ECB's OMT promise. There is a correlation between the expansion of the balance sheets of the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan on the one hand and the borrowing costs of the eurozone periphery on the other. - The Guardian's overview of five years eurocrisis - 17/10/2014

Johan Van Overtveldt: a sincere EU reformer and monetary expert who dares to challenge vested interests - De Telegraaf - 13/10/2014

Despite the [populist and anti-EU] earthquake in European Parliament elections, many in Brussels still don’t realise that something needs to change. Many on the Continent would welcome the UK’s agenda for a more decentralized and lighter EU, so everyone who really cares about the EU’s [public] support should take the UK’s agenda to heart - BBC World: Business Daily - 9/10/2014

Why smaller states face more pressure than bigger ones to become competitive - Die Welt - 22/9/2014

The EU's School Milk Programme - not the EU’s job - Euranet Radio - 22/9/2014

The EU’s cap on banks’ bonuses may undermine financial stability, given that such bonuses provide an incentive to punish bad performance - Euranet Radio - 10/9/2014

EU officials are quietly hoping for a ‘No’ in the Scottish referendum, hoping not to have to deal with the fall-out - ITV - 18/9/2014

Certain local taxi regulations may violate EU competition rules and prevent customers from benefiting from services offered by foreign companies, like taxi-sharing app Uber, which was banned in Germany. The European Commission only has powers to investigate violations of EU rules which guarantee fair competition. It can’t endorse one specific company, as Uber, let alone criticize court judgements, which Commissioner Neelie Kroes did. - Puls Biznesu  - 9/9/2014,22458,polak-jest-uzalezniony-od-samochodu

That interim EU commissioners, elected in July, will receive roughly half a million euros  for just four months of work simply goes to show that many top EU officials are not convinced of the European project. Otherwise they would recognise that their behaviour damages the image of the EU and support reduced salaries - Euractiv 27/8/2014

If Goods Don't Cross Borders, Armies Will  - ZeroHedge - 11/08/2014 

Sanktionen sind Vorstufe zum Krieg - Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten - 2/8/2014 

Als goederen de grenzen niet oversteken, doen legers dat - Dagelijkse Standaard - 31/07/2014

Interview op Terzake 15/07/2014

The rising price of gold is a sign of increasing mistrust among investors in the capabilities of central bankers - Die Welt - 3/07/2014

Groot-Brittannië is de echte bondgenoot van ons land in Europa - Knack - 3/07/2014

La Libre Belgique - 02/07/2014

Interview on BBC Newsnight - 28/6/2014

It is of “great importance” to Germany, Austria, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands to keep Britain in the EU -  Handelsblatt - 30/06/2014

Interview in Nieuwsuur (NED2) - 26/06/2014

Euractiv - 06/06/2014 

Europe needs a bureaucrat at the head of the EU commission, not a politician who does whatever he pleases - Euranet Radio - 10/6/2014

25 mei: de laatste waarschuwing door de Europese kiezer? - Dagelijkse Standaard en Doorbraak - 2//06/2014

Publico - 01/06/2014

NPR - 30/05/2014

BBC World Hardtalk - 27/05/2014

Bloomberg - 26/05/2014

Vijf mythes over het Europees Parlement - Knack - 23/05/2014 -

EU - Mercosur trade deal - BBC - 22/05/2014

Putsch der Technokraten: Wie Barroso und seine Freunde die EU zerstören - Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten - 18/05/2014

El Pais - 3/05/2014

Illegal: EU-Abgeordnete finanzieren private Zusatz-Pension mit Steuergeldern - Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten - 27/04/2014

Laat Europese lidstaten vrij om eigen energiebeleid te bepalen - Clingendael - 23/04/2014

Is de Euro een liberaal project? - Liberaal Reveil (Teldersstichting) en Dagelijkse Standaard - 16/04/2014

Eurocraten krijgen alweer meer loon - Dagelijkse Standaard - 14/03/2014

Waar blijft de inflatie? - Dagelijkse Standaard - 01/03/2014

De Europese Commissie: vijand van de open grenzen? - Dagelijkse Standaard -07/12/2013

Current monetary activism – the many varieties of money printing we witness both in Europe and the US – already reduces the value of money, even when we cannot always see this in increasing consumer prices - - 14/11/2013

Das Europäische Parlament ist nicht die Lösung, sondern das Problem - DWN - 09/11/2013 Parlamentarism fungerar bara på nationell nivå - - 13/11/2013 

Het Europees Parlement: niet de oplossing, maar het probleem  - De Dagelijkse Standaard - 06/11/2013

On the IMF's "suggestion" to impose a 10% tax on all Eurozone bank deposits: “In the eurocrisis, policy makers from the eurozone and the IMF have already shifted a large part of the debt burden from risk-taking financial institutions to taxpayers.” - Die Welt -5/11/2013

Dutch Eurogroup's chair is weakened by domestic failure to reach EU deficit target - 3/10/2013 - Elsevier -

A Lithuanian adoption of the euro would mean Lithuanian banks and the government would be able to borrow more cheaply, which may be a toxic gift – as we've seen in Greece and Ireland. This increases the risk of unsustainable investment-bubbles and higher debt - 23/09/2013 - Interview with Lithuanian newssite -

Merkel overweegt om de macht van EU te verminderen - Knack - 19/08/2013

Ook Angela Merkel wil macht terug uit Brussel - Elsevier - 15/08/2013

De Eurocrisis land per land bekeken - De Dagelijkse Standaard -05/07/2013

Agreement on CAP doesn't go far enough to reduce direct subsidies to farmers, which act as a disincentive for modernisation - DWN - 27/06/2013 -

Enkele pertinente vragen over het ‘Fiscal Compact’ of Europees begrotingspact - Knack - 24/05/2013

“Who will guard the guardians?” - DWN ‎- 21/05/2013

Eurocrats - Bild - 10/5/2013

Europees vrij verkeer van diensten is nu meer nodig dan ooit - De Tijd - 8/05/2013 Link

The European Council’s expensive new headquarters - Sunday Telegraph - 04/05/2013 -

The Economist links to my podcast interview with Germany's most prominent economist, Hans-Werner Sinn, for Open Europe - 19/04/2013 Also covered by The Guardian and Protothema

Bonussen zijn een handig politiek afleidingsmanoeuvre - Trends - 18/04/2013

Cyprus: een taboe doorbroken - Trends - 26/03/2013

5 vragen over het Europees Begrotingspact – De Dagelijkse Standaard - 26/03/2013

In absentia judgments in the EU - NPR - 26/3/2013

Begrotingsdiscipline: nog steeds een goed idee voor Italië – De Dagelijkse Standaard - 04/03/2013

Terzake -05/02/2013 

Belgium: Euroland or Switzerland? – Fair Observer – 22/01/2013

Europese machtstrijd tussen Cameron en Merkel - Radio 1 - 23/10/2012

Milton Friedman en de jaren 1930 - Libera! - 04/09/2012

Neemt de campagne “Europa en de feiten” de Nederlanders wel serieus? - De Dagelijkse Standaard - 01/09/2012“europa-en-de-feiten”-de-nederlanders-wel-serieus

Red de Europese Unie, breek de euro op? - De Dagelijkse Standaard - 20/08/2012

An independent streak - European Voice - 19/7/2012

"Wenn Italien scheitert, wird sich die deutsche Haltung ändern" - Interview with  Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten - 12/07/2012 

10 Reasons for Finland to reject the ESM - Finnish business daily Taloussanomat - 21/06/2012

Tien redenen om tegen het ESM te stemmen – Knack – 12/06/2012

Britten willen referendum over EU - Radio 1 - 12/06/2012 

Spanje: de Titanic achterna? - De Dagelijkse Standaard - 12/4/2012

De Europese Top - Radio 1 - 30/01/2012 

Saving the euro - Al Jazeera - 8/12/2011

Will the euro disintegrate? Debate with André Sapir - BBC - 25/11/2011

Kleinere en middelgrote eurolanden verliezen hun vetorecht bij beslissingen van het ESM - Elsevier - 7/11/2011

German Court Ruling Could Complicate Euro Zone Decisions - New York Times - 5/11/2011 

EU Leaders Focus On Stabilizing Greece's Economy - NPR - 11/2/2010

The pros and cons of bailing out Greece - BBC - 11/2/2010

Bloggers' Rights Derail EU Telecom Overhaul - WSJ - 7/5/2009

EU Vote Makes Officials Nervous - WSJ - 29/5/2009

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