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Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 and the European Financial Crisis

Europe’s rankings in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 are as diverse as the region itself. Clearly the perceived level of corruption in Greece (94th, the lowest EU state) is entirely different from that of Denmark and Finland, tied with New Zealand in first place. However, the old adage that corruption only occurs in the countries […]

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Who is shaping Europe’s economic future?

Brussels has been buffeted by more than one type of unseasonal storm this summer. The volatility on the financial markets meant that policy makers were racing back from Greek islands and Tuscan villas to issue soothing noises about the state of Europe’s banks and the ability of EU countries to repay their debts.  The European Central Bank […]

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