Comments on: ‘Differences’ persist on eurozone budget ahead of key EU summit https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/differences-persist-on-eurozone-budget-ahead-of-key-eu-summit/ EU news and policy debates across languages Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:10:22 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Tadeusz https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/differences-persist-on-eurozone-budget-ahead-of-key-eu-summit/#comment-334862 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 02:28:52 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1251226#comment-334862 Good point, sir but I had always thought that the countries that you mentioned were not adequately convergent with the terms of joining the euro i.e. terms that suited Germany. Ironically, it was Helmut Kohl, I think, who agreed to Italy joining as they had been a founding father of the European project so it was a political decision not an economic one. Greece, as we all knew at the time, was a basket case to the extent that you would not have let it near your child’s piggy bank and that the government at the time had lied about its economic condition and that the EU (Commission et al) were aware of that. Ireland went to the dogs for a while as it had borrowed cheaply and “enjoyed” a boom until it all went tits up in 2008 and they could not do a thing about it (the euro fits one size only and that’s the German size). The EU should just become a trading bloc as we originally thought and give up trying to be a “country” in its own right.

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By: Julian Stoev https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/differences-persist-on-eurozone-budget-ahead-of-key-eu-summit/#comment-334853 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:26:59 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1251226#comment-334853 So the lack of EU budget was the reason for debt crisis in Greece, Spain, Italy,…. Not the irresponsible behavior by their governments and the lenders? Now we will make a big budget and all problems will be solved? In fact if we make a communism, expropriate all the private property and leave the EU budget, this will be best? EUSSR?

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