Jon Kofas argues that one reason that EU and US investors are bullish on Spanish securities, despite a temporary setback the day after the elections is because they know that the anti-austerity PODEMOS party will conform exactly as SYRIZA in Greece and neoliberal policies will prevail no matter who is in government.
Germany became a country haunted by its past – determined to act as a model international citizen that was reluctant to employ its power abroad, a country committed to working through multilateral institutions, and a country eager to become a leading advocate of the non-proliferation regime.
Whilst Greece is only a minor economy, the example it sets in dealing with its toxic debt load and the EU creditors over the next few months will have global significance. As the austerity plans hang in the balance so too do debates about financial reform, wealth redistribution and the broader neoliberal agenda which has so dominated economic thought in recent decades.
David Cameron punched a podium. Matteo Renzi made threats. Mark Rutte is holding out. And Jean-Claude Juncker has verbally scalded them all. So what’s got the EU so heated up over the past few weeks? Chris Elcombe, Alochonaa’s Science and EU Affairs Editor explains.
Dr. Murray Hill, concludes his two part article which considers the motivation and experiences of first generation Muslims in Europe. The author examines a range of sociopolitical and identity challenges which are faced by these subsequent generations.
Dr. Murray Hill, in this two part article considers the motivation and experiences of first generation Muslims in Europe and examines a range of sociopolitical and identity challenges faced by subsequent generations.
Cédric Pellegrini writes for Alochonaa.com on the not so rosey reality of being French. Cédric unravels the concept of French identity through his own overseas experiences & highlights the contemporary social issues facing many French today, asking the big question ‘What are the prospects for the French?