CSE and CIS
The strategy for the prevention of a long-term unemployment adopted in 2016 by the EU Council repeats the mistakes of the "Youth guarantee" program. The new scheme focuses on taking formal actions, regardless of the economic conditions.
A year after announcing its plan, the European Commission has promised to accelerate the implementation of the capital markets union project. It is more and more clear that it has no alternative and Brexit may only foster this process.
Governor Boštjan Jazbec entered his corner office on the first floor of Slovenia’s Central Bank (Banka Slovenije) and found himself surrounded by the criminal investigators from the National Investigation Office (Nacionalni preiskovalni urad).
The idea of a two-speed Europe should be viewed positively. In economic policy, permission for Member States not to join certain EU initiatives can – figuratively speaking – fill the national purse. Which is not to say that all ideas should be contested.