The failure of the German government to pass a Competitiveness Pact might mean the beginning of the end of German supremacy in European fiscal policy making.
Swedish energy company Vattenfall filed request for arbitration at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), after Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear energy.
At a time of harsh cuts in social services, it is morally unjustifiable to spend money on weapons that should be invested in creating jobs and tackling poverty.
The EU focus on fiscal deficit is completely mistaken. They are the result of the crisis, not the cause.
The global carbon market grew in 2009. Far from signalling a success, this reflects a massive increase in fraud, the dumping of surplus emissions permits by industry, and a rise in financial speculation.