Posted on 19. December 2013 by Enja Sæthren The European Commission has often been target to criticism regarding its regulations being too complicated, const intensive, thick. In response to the demand of economic stakeholders as well as its own finding, the European Commission has set up a road map to “respond to the economic imperative”. In … Continue reading REFIT: Easy implementation – and weak regulation?
Posted on 23. October 2012 by Enja Sæthren The most striking feature of the far-reaching political changes in the Middle East and North Africa over the past year has been the increasing importance of Islamic mass movements. In the wake of the riots large sections of the electorate in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt have shifted their … Continue reading Political Islam: Opportunity or Challenge?
Posted by Enja Sæthren The conundrum that has divided economists is the question of whether it is possible to have both growth and austerity at the same time. Though there has long been a conflict between Berlin's call for austerity and Paris's preference for stimulus, the last act from the constitutional court in Germany has made … Continue reading Austerity versus growth – reflections by Enja Sæthren