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Post 06/05 reality check - If we only had time

Have we witnessed a kind of decisive paradigm shift in Europe over the weekend ? It might still be too soon to conclude this but in political terms, some important events indeed took place. In order of importance : 1) Greek chaotic election result and not workable in the short term. Already after a couple of hours, leading party ND abstained from its coalition formation…

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Post 06/05 reality check - If we only had time

Have we witnessed a kind of decisive paradigm shift in Europe over the weekend ? It might still be too soon to conclude this but in political terms, some important events indeed took place. In order of importance : 1) Greek chaotic election result and not workable in the short term. Already after a couple of hours, leading party ND abstained from its coalition formation…

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Post 06/05 reality check - If we only had time

Have we witnessed a kind of decisive paradigm shift in Europe over the weekend ? It might still be too soon to conclude this but in political terms, some important events indeed took place. In order of importance : 1) Greek chaotic election result and not workable in the short term. Already after a couple of hours, leading party ND abstained from its coalition formation…

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Going French on sovereign debt solutions

When the going gets tough, the tough usually gets going. In the case of the sovereign debt crisis, we have the Greek discussions with private creditors coming to a halt and a March deadline coming up (will the IMF grant a new tranche of loans ?). In the US, we are getting prepared for a repetition of the debt ceiling debate of late August. The greenshoot of hope over…

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Going French on sovereign debt solutions

When the going gets tough, the tough usually gets going. In the case of the sovereign debt crisis, we have the Greek discussions with private creditors coming to a halt and a March deadline coming up (will the IMF grant a new tranche of loans ?). In the US, we are getting prepared for a repetition of the debt ceiling debate of late August. The greenshoot of hope over…

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Going French on sovereign debt solutions

When the going gets tough, the tough usually gets going. In the case of the sovereign debt crisis, we have the Greek discussions with private creditors coming to a halt and a March deadline coming up (will the IMF grant a new tranche of loans ?). In the US, we are getting prepared for a repetition of the debt ceiling debate of late August. The greenshoot of hope over…

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Ouverture 1812 without rour of guns - silent drums

It seems we have a week of urgent wake-up calls. Italy, the no3 of Europe, placed under supervision by the IMF. And Berlusconi forced to quit because Mr Market is losing its patience in view of 10 year yields now dangerously approaching the tipping point of 7%. He won’t leave like that, opposition needs to vote “yes” on austerity, quid pro quo…

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Ouverture 1812 without rour of guns - silent drums

It seems we have a week of urgent wake-up calls. Italy, the no3 of Europe, placed under supervision by the IMF. And Berlusconi forced to quit because Mr Market is losing its patience in view of 10 year yields now dangerously approaching the tipping point of 7%. He won’t leave like that, opposition needs to vote “yes” on austerity, quid pro quo…

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Ouverture 1812 without rour of guns - silent drums

It seems we have a week of urgent wake-up calls. Italy, the no3 of Europe, placed under supervision by the IMF. And Berlusconi forced to quit because Mr Market is losing its patience in view of 10 year yields now dangerously approaching the tipping point of 7%. He won’t leave like that, opposition needs to vote “yes” on austerity, quid pro quo…

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Frankrijk - Duitsland : 1-1 - Update

Na de eerste schoten van Mevrouw Lagarde, heeft Angela Merkel nu teruggeschoten. De spanning tussen Frankrijk en Duitsland neemt inderdaad toe. Dat heeft alles te maken met de tegenstrijdige ideeën over de Griekse crisis. Frankrijk wil Griekenland helpen met een Europees initiatief. Duitsland ziet dat niet zitten, en wil geen steun of spaargeld overhevelen…

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  1. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @bartlauwaert https://t.co/nWj134GzUA10 minutes ago
  2. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: "De ongelijkheid is hoog en neemt toe". Neen in België is de ongelijkheid erg laag, en ze neemt af sinds de jaren '… https://t.co/9CARfTRxnG36 minutes ago
  3. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @Sigridschollen Echt? Hoe weet je dat?about 16 hours ago
  4. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @DigneffeJos Van de sossen Jos, niet alleen van de PS ;-)about 16 hours ago
  5. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @LeenPeetersBE @ManuelSintubin Eerst racefietsen en binnenbanden.about 18 hours ago