Week in Bloggingportal: Need a Euro; a Euro is what I need…
The stage for the modern soap-opera.
BY CC Bank on Rights.
This week will have done nothing for international fears over the Eurozone (not to mention fears closer to home). Much digital ink has been split this week over the Spanish bailout – see here, here and here – though that’s nothing to the ink, digital or otherwise, that is now needed to create the bail-out Euros. Europe is still muddling through, though it could also be part of the solution. Not that muddling means a lack of firece debate: the sparks were flying this week in the Baltics. No matter how we muddle, however, those pesky ratings agencies are always out to rain on our parade, so all eyes are still fixed on Merkel to sort this mess out.
Speaking of growth and the economy, holes have been identified in the internal market. However gaps in the internal market isn’t the only thing holding the economy back. And while we might expect more action on the internal market, the Member States seem to be shifting into reverse over the Schengen zone.
Digital culture has been another theme this week, from Greens learning from the Pirates, to protests against ACTA. Will the debate on ACTA move on now that the European Parliament looks set to kill it? The Commission has certainly given up the ACTA cause, and is now looking for contributions on how copyright law should fit into the digital age.
When it comes to the EU’s security strategy and development, there are questions over how the crisis is affecting these areas.
Finally, Nosemonkey has taken a look at European history: does it provide the Shape of Things to Come?