Shane Fitzgerald

A portfolio of writing on politics and policy in Europe and Asia

Month: May, 2010

The Choice for Europe – Reform or Decline

The sense of urgency and crisis in Europe over the last few weeks has been palpable. Fears of a sovereign default by an EU member state have been quickly superceded by fears over the integrity of the Eurozone itself. As worrying as these developments have been, it is clear that to blame the current situation on proximate causes such as financial speculation or political prevarication is to ignore a much bigger and scarier picture. Read the rest of this entry »

Fixing Finance – The EU Dimension

The IIEA’s International Financial Reform Working Group came together in 2009 and evolved in various formats from then up to March 2010. Its regular roundtable meetings were complemented by a series of keynote addresses at the IIEA on related topics.

These publications have emerged from the process. It is hoped that they will provide a basis for further discussion and research among the members of the Working Group itself, the membership of the IIEA, and a wider public.

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Download Report 1: William Scally. Fixing Finance – Why Regulation? here

Download Report 2: Shane Fitzgerald. Fixing Finance – The EU Dimension here

Download Report 3: William Scally. Fixing Finance – The Irish Experience here

Download the full publication here


Coalition in Britain – Coalitions in Europe? An Analysis of the UK’s European Policy

The IIEA has launched a new report by policy analyst Shane FitzgeraldCoalition in Britain – Coalitions in Europe? An Analysis of the UK’s European Policy builds on the ongoing research of the IIEA’s UK Group, which is chaired by Dr. Garret FitzGerald and led by Dr. Paul Gillespie.

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