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The Cyprus bailout program

The Cyprus bailout program presented on Monday 25 March is much better than the proposal presented a week before. A Cypriot euro exit has been averted, but the country will face a difficult and uncertain economic future. 

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The eurozone needs an economic fire department

The actions we see when a fire erupts in a building are not unlike those observed during the eurozone crisis. The lesson here is that the eurozone must always have an economic fire department in combination with stronger institutions.

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De Italiaanse Januskop (Dutch)

Een januskop is een hoofd dat aan voor- en achterzijde een gezicht heeft. Als beeldspraak is het iets of iemand met diverse en dan met name tegengestelde eigenschappen of karakteristieken. Neem de Italiaanse financieel-economische situatie.

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Italian elections: A lost year?

Given the Italian election outcome, resurgence of political and financial market unrest seems likely. No party has obtained a workable majority and a coalition seems extremely difficult to be formed. In any case, the appetite for further fiscal austerity and reforms will be lower than desired.