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Citizens’ enquiries on the rule of law in Spain

The President of the European Parliament has recently received a large number of messages on the current situation of the rule of law in Spain. Continue reading

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October I 2017

The adoption of Parliament’s resolution on the state of play of the Brexit negotiations was one of the main points of the October I plenary session, as was a debate on the constitution, rule of law and fundamental rights in Spain. Other subjects debated during the week included the cancellation of flights by Ryanair, the forthcoming COP23 climate change conference in Bonn, the situation in Moldova and breaches of human rights in Africa, Ukraine and the Maldives. Continue reading

Austerity, labour market and international treaties. Cases of four EU countries in receipt of financial assistance

Due to the global financial crisis and the European sovereign debt crisis several European countries (in particular Greece, Ireland Portugal and Spain) were forced to ask for financial assistance. In return they had to commit to implement so-called austerity measures aimed at reducing their budget deficits. These countries also agreed to implement structural changes such as labour market reforms in order to improve their competitiveness. … Continue reading

Social dimension of austerity measures: Cases of four EU countries in receipt of financial assistance

The economic and financial crisis has been affecting the EU since 2008. The effects of growing budgetary deficits have included the increase in governments’ borrowing costs to unsustainable levels in Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Spain, forcing them to request financial assistance. In return, they committed themselves to reducing the deficits through spending cuts and increases … Continue reading

To write a book of Memoirs / Escribir un libro de Memorias

By former president of the EP Enrique Barón Crespo Writing one’s Memoirs, telling a story in the first person, has both advantages and risks. How to ensure a balance between recounting your own role and a true narration of experiencing important events first-hand? In my introduction, I define what drives me: “In my public life prevail … Continue reading

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