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A European Monetary Fund

An objective of the Maastricht Treaty was EMU – Economic & Monetary Union. 16 countries have achieved monetary, but not economic, union. Indeed, even economic policy cooperation still leaves a lot to be desired. The original criticisms of the euro were the lack of economic coordination and the absence of any central fund. Greece has… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

Van Rompuy at Bruges

The College of Europe has been addressed by many leading political figures and heard many important speeches. The speech of Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council (EurC), on 25 February 2010 is well worth reading. His theme was “The challenges for Europe in a changing world”. The gist of the speech follows. Our… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick