Pat Rabbitte: Has Europe learned its lesson from the last crash?
The ECB responded to the last global recession by embarking on an austerity binge, but things are different this time
The release from prison last week of David Drumm, the former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, will have rekindled dark memories of the 2008 financial crash for many people. More than a decade later, the painful memory lingers of how bank mismanagement, greed and recklessness, destroyed the livelihoods of many people and deprived some of their homes.
The downturn that followed lasted longer than Drumm’s time in prison. The hard-won recovery had scarcely settled in...
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Brian Keegan: Latest Brexit row shows that changing borders has a price
A lack of any serious engagement with the economic consequences of Brexit means that further crises and flashpoints are inevitable
Aidan Regan: The great known unknowns of our corporate tax receipts
Most employed people know how much income tax they will pay next year, and this predictability gives certainty to the public finances. But that is not the case when it comes to multinationals
Comment: Why investment agreements like Ceta are worth pursuing for the EU
EU investors are at greater risk in third countries, so the rationale for making investment protection a pillar of our trade policy is clear
Comment: Ceta is an EU success story and the hostility to it is misguided
The mutually beneficial trade deal between Canada and the EU is a progressive agreement and it responds to the challenges of the 21st century