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Egalitarian Sweden getting more unequal as tax cuts help the rich - Reuters
Sweden's Social Democrat-led government will outline tax cuts for top earners on Wednesday, widening the gap between rich and poor in a country that has long enjoyed a reputation for social equality.
europe  Sweden  Inequality 
13 days ago by hthief
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the top ten richest and poorest areas in northern europe
statistics  europe 
27 days ago by hthief
Big business circles EU’s consumer protections – POLITICO
Various lobbyists are pushing against the precautionary principle in lieu of a far more permissive and exploitative "innovation" principle. This is being pushed by people who consider scientific studies that go against industry views as "junk science"
An industry-friendly approach to consumer protection could make its way into EU legislation after years of lobbying.
europe  lobby  consumer-rights 
december 2018 by hthief
John Major: I have made no false promises on Brexit – I’m free to tell you the truth | Opinion | The Guardian
I have made no false promises about Brexit that I must pretend can still be honoured, even though – in my heart – I know they cannot.
brexit  europe  politics  john-major 
december 2018 by hthief
Norway becomes the latest oil supply threat | Financial Times
the volatility of the oil market shown how even a small strike on Norway tipped the price 80$ upwards
oil  europe  norway 
july 2018 by hthief
International - The Euro’s future is secure, but it may not be the one that we expect
Mark Blyth summarily details how the Eurozone became less vulnerable to Grexit, or UK exit by effectively integrating new state members, who will conform to a neoliberal ideology, into a supply chain for northern member states. This export led economy will start pushing out larger domestic demand economies, such as welfare states, which will look at an exit as a more favourable option. This strategy may make the Euro more secure against eventual exits, but at the cost of a fragile growth model.
Blyth  economics  europol  europe 
august 2015 by hthief

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