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Greece as investment destination

From MoU Exit To Grexit: Where Next For Greece?

Nick Malkoutzis via Macropolis | When Alexis Tsipras visited New York last year to speak at the UN Assembly, he held a meeting with some heavyweights of the international investment community. The Greek PM was reportedly advised that if he wanted to build trust in Greece as an attractive investment destination, he should shift focus from his main objective of debt relief towards ensuring Greece’s participation in the ECB’s QE programme.


Treaty of Rome

Treaty Of Rome: A Bittersweet 60th Birthday

All European Union members except the UK are meeting today in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the so considered seed of their club: The treaty of Rome. An event with a bittersweet taste however since the participants will start designing a common strategy on Brexit, the first exit of a member state.




Spain's energy sector

Spanish energy: Lots of capacity, not many outlets

Mari Pinardo | Spain has the capacity to produce much more electric energy than we can consume. On average we use 35,000 megawats and have 100,000 installed. So why is our electricity bill higher than our European partners?



Obamacare

Whatever Happens With Obamacare, There Is Not Too Much Time To Lose With It

Despite Republicans still had no deal on their health care bill to repeal Obamacare on Wednesday’s midnight, the House of Representatives must vote later today to “repeal and replace” the law. Much to the disappointment of many observers, the Trump administration has given priority to this topic over tax cuts and infrastructure spending.



Next French elections in April

Relaxed France, But With An Eye To Debt Market And Structural Reforms

French elections will likely serve as a way to take the populism temperature, as well as being the next step towards de-globalisation. As the Dutch general elections showed, the populist drive may prove to be not as strong as anticipated by the polls. But most of the media is presenting the French elections in this way. Furthermore, it has to be considered the fact that the pollsters underestimated the force of populism last year in the UK.