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The City will lose Euro clearing to technology – not Brexit

The City will lose Euro clearing to technology – not Brexit

Rick Morgan June 28, 2017 0

Despite all the respectful pondering about BREXIT timetables, citizens’ rights and trade deals, there is a full blown war already underway between the City of London and the EU. This particular war began before

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Brexit and Bremain: the devil and the deep blue sea

Brexit and Bremain: the devil and the deep blue sea

Kristian Niemietz May 6, 2016 0

A while ago, a powerful image was making the rounds on social media. It contrasted a part of the US-Mexican border, with its massive fence, to a part of the Dutch-Belgian border, which was

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Angela Merkel’s European Integration Götterdämmerung

Angela Merkel’s European Integration Götterdämmerung

Backbencher January 6, 2014 0

Stephanie Surface’s after-event analysis reveals just how game-changing Angela Merkel’s isolation at the December EU Summit might turn out to be. Crowded out by the run-up to Christmas, and media focus on the court

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Blair Turns To The Balkans

Backbencher October 7, 2013 0

Tony Blair, former UK prime minister from 1997 – 2007 and current UN Middle East envoy has spoken out in favour of Albania joining the European Union. He released a statement from the Albanian

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A Small Time In Germany

A Small Time In Germany

Backbencher September 13, 2013 0

With only nine days left until it’s held, Stephanie Surface looks at German politics in the run-up to the German Federal Election Because of tensions in the Middle East, the coming German Federal Election

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Spain’s Economic Woes Encapsulated In One Airport

Spain’s Economic Woes Encapsulated In One Airport

Backbencher August 8, 2013 1

Few sites so encapsulate Spain’s economic woes as succinctly as Castellon Airport. Conceived of back in 1997, with the euro (and easy credit) just around the corner, big projects seemed a sound investment. Over

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The UK and its Future Relationship with the EU

The UK and its Future Relationship with the EU

Andrew Thorpe-Apps June 1, 2013 1

David Cameron has said he will negotiate a ‘better deal’ for Britain. But what should the UK’s future relationship with the EU be?  The vast majority of EU member states wish Britain to remain

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The Eurocrisis: Austerity is a Prerequisite, not a Solution

The Eurocrisis: Austerity is a Prerequisite, not a Solution

Backbencher May 31, 2013 0

The crisis in the Eurozone will only end when politicians start focusing on structural reform. Imagine that you are a doctor. A patient hobbles to your desk with a twisted ankle. Would you not

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One Nation, No Currency

Michael St George April 23, 2013 1

Scotland’s currency options. There are few more significant identifiers, economically or culturally, of a newly-independent nation than the currency it chooses and the associated monetary policy it proposes to pursue along with it. So

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Hidden Hands: What Cyprus Was Really About

Hidden Hands: What Cyprus Was Really About

Lee Jenkins April 4, 2013 0

Cyprus is just part of a much larger contest being played out across the region.   Not without reason, much of the news coverage of Cyprus has focused on the financial implications of the

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