Bulletin issue 93

Issue 93 - 2013

Fail to plan, plan to fail: European security and defence

Fail to plan, plan to fail: European security and defence

29 November 2013
In December, EU leaders will discuss defence. Instead of wrangling over capability shortfalls, they should first agree what they want to achieve, and how.
Why Germany’s trade surplus is bad for the eurozone

Why Germany’s trade surplus is bad for the eurozone

29 November 2013
In late October, the US singled out Germany as a threat to the global economy. The Treasury issued a report saying that Germany’s current account surplus – now around 7 per cent of GDP – imposes "a deflationary bias for the eurozone as well as for the world economy."
On target, off track: Europe’s failure to protect the climate

On target, off track: Europe’s failure to protect the climate

Stephen Tindale
29 November 2013
Europe likes to see itself as a leader in attempts to control climate change. But it is not. The EU's own greenhouse gas emissions are falling. However, that is due to de-industrialisation and the fact that so many of the goods Europeans consume are now manufactured in China or India.
Bulletin
29 November 2013
Issue number 
93