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This article seeks to add to the growing voice calling for an urgent return to the EU’s core values: democracy, prosperity, progress (e.g. Gabriel, 2011; Mallias, 2012a,b). Intra-EU processes of negotiation today, especially in the sphere of the economy, are going against the Union’s ethos, practice and mission. Seeing the peripheral member states changing governments, […]

Posted by Pavlos Efthymiou

Services are the fastest growing component of global trade, covering sectors from architecture to accountancy and jobs from hotel manager to boiler-fitter. Since 1990, the share of Services in GDP has grown from 65 to 72% in developed countries and from 45 to 52% in developing countries. Services account for over 70% of employment in […]

Posted by imylon

In today’s Turkish economic reality various forms of accumulated and constantly increasing capital coexist, which should firstly be analysed theoretically and concisely, so that they become absolutely comprehensible in terms of their significance, their interconnection and their expressions. Firstly we make a distinction between the Islamic or green capital on the one hand and […]

Posted by Giorgos Konstantinidis

After a year of fiscal adjustment and structural reform, involving many sacrifices, Greece still faces major challenges in a highly adverse and turbulent market environment. Therefore, the better part of wisdom suggests the need for Greece to intensify and accelerate its efforts to build a firm foundation for financial stability and sustainable growth. It […]

Posted by Evangelos Kalamitsis

A mechanism of continuous restructuring and forced savings for the Euro zone Since its conception, the European Union has always been about reconciling seemingly irreconcilable positions among its members. In the current environment of the peripheral euro debt crisis, there is one such deadlock on the question of how dearly should the so-called peripheral euro […]

Posted by Kostis Papadimitriou