Fear vs. Anger?

What Ireland and Europe need now is a real debate between alternative visions of economic recovery and sustainable growth that are positive, realistic and clear with regard to what needs to be done at national and European levels. Instead, the Irish debate on the Fiscal Treaty is consistently framed (see two MEPS in this clip) as a ...

Francois Hollande upsets Fiscal Treaty apple cart

By proposing that the EU adopt a new "growth pact" alongside the new Fiscal Treaty, French presidential candidate (and likely winner) Francois Hollande has dramatically shifted the politics of Eurozone reform. See report here. Critics of the Fiscal Treaty's exclusive focus on budget discipline will welcome this move, but it seriously complicates the Irish government's planning for ...