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Pour JC Junker la position de la Grèce aux seins de l’Eurozone est étroitement liée avec l’établissement politique européen. Pour lui, ce n’était jamais une question économique, mais plutôt politique et culturelle. C’est pour ça que lors de sa dernière présence publique devant la Comité Economique du Parlement Européen il n’a pas du tout dissimulé… » read more

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The rise of tax imposition rate for wealthy people in France has pushed Gerard Depardieu to launch an unprecedented polemique against Hollande’s administration. The outcome of the statement struggle ended up a couple of days ago, when Vladimir Putin decided to give Russian passport to Depardieu after the first denied his French citizenship.

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The International Monetary Fund in its annual report on November 5th refers to the possible threat of competitiveness deficit that is impeding growth in France. It is emphasizing on the danger France could turn into similar condition as in Spain and Italy, where zero-growth levels pressed both to adopt austerity measures in order to control… » read more

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The Jospin Committee in France was assumed with the burden of proposing and shaping a “new land for politics” through institutional reforms. The fundamental aim was to bring citizens and institutions closer in order to displace the burden of decision-making and its departing points. Let us examine the most crucial ones.

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In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union approved a couple of days ago a political road map for Mali that foresees elections by April 2013 towards restoring stability after the coup d’état of last March. In addition, the Council of the African Union agrees to thaw Mali’s participation in the Union so that the country… » read more

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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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France is the first member-state of the European Union to introduce the Financial Transaction Tax to all publicly trade businesses with market value over 1 billion euros. Is this finally a strategic decision with long-term results for public finance or it will stir up harsh debate from the investing parts?

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