Why the EU’s Proposal to Impose a Cap Only on Russian Natural Gas is Wrong?

In the past two weeks the structural pathologies responsible for the EU’s energy gridlock have combined with a series of extreme weather events – such as unprecedented drought – to record unimaginable energy prices. The day-ahead electricity prices in France, the EU’s traditional electricity exporting power, reached on September 2 even above 1,000€/MWh, while natural …

Big Problems for the European Economy

The development of the war in Ukraine leaves no room for optimism for the European economy. It is clear that the longer the war lasts, the greater its economic impact. At the moment we have the terrible accuracy that comes from inflation, which in turn is due in large part to the energy crisis intensifying …

New Challenges for EU Member-Countries Economies

The war in Ukraine has entered a new phase and according to the estimates of the Americans, who have shown that they correctly record and interpret the movements of the Russians, it is going to be quite long. The Russian war machine proves to be inferior to its reputation. A month of hostilities has been …

Using Inflation as a Tool to Improve the Competitiveness of an Economy

An Εurozone/EU member-country’s economic policy can use inflation as an opportunity to achieve two goals: First, to increase the competitiveness of the economy and therefore its employment and growth rate. Second, to reduce the Public Debt-to-GDP ratio. Combining the above, with the imposed need to relieve as much as possible the citizens, especially the weaker …

Social Tensions and Zombie Companies in the EU

In the Euro-Zone and EU economy in general, two counterbalanced powerful forces are created after the end of the pandemic. On the one hand we have the net potential part of the economy that will include strong capital-intensive companies that will be driven without obstacles to their “green” transformation causing their explosive growth and gaining …

Pandemic Forces Governments to Adopt Socialist Economic Policies

The ever-increasing implementation of the monetary policy, which, due to the pandemic and its measures to deal with economic shutdowns and social isolation, in other words the continuous printing of money, is being used to cover the damage caused to economies while providing state aid to both workers and businesses (in the form of subsidies …

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