Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

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    Aspirin for the Euro Zone?

    May 8, 12 • 250 Views • No Comments

    Tomorrow is Euro Day and it reminds me of aspirin. On May 9, 62 years ago, the French foreign minister proposed a limited economic partnership with West Germany. By the time the treaty was signed in 1951, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Italy had...  [read more]

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    Greek Taxes

    Nov 29, 11 • 376 Views • No Comments

    Having added property taxes to electric bills, the Greek government is shutting off the power to people who do not pay what they owe. The response? In a northern suburb of Athens, a mayor has assembled a group of electricians to reconnect people who lose...  [read more]

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    Mixed Euro Zone Metaphors

    Jul 19, 11 • 265 Views • No Comments

    In this Economist podcast, journalists describe the euro zone debt crisis with a wonderful array of metaphors. (Directly and indirectly, I quote what they said.) Minnows: The smaller peripheral nations in the euro zone, Greece, Ireland and Portugal are...  [read more]