Dimitris Rapidis

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All political leaders have a very upleasant habit in common: to refer to patriotism of taxpayers when it comes to increase taxes. The French Minister of Finance Pierre Moscovici in a recent interview with Le Monde has defended the decision of his government to raise the highest level of taxation to 75%. He justified that… » read more

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With reference to the article published at Spiegel summarizing the interview of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti held by the broadcast, one fundmanental estimation is seeing the light according to my point of view: that both European leaders have a quite weird perception of what democracy and federalism should be meaning.

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The recent statement of Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico that his country “is losing patience” paying overdebted Eurozone member-states is something that stirs up pondering. It is not only Slovakia that questions bail-out plans and its contribution to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), but a number of medium-size or small-size countries that retrieve commitments… » read more

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