Earthquake: Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena

By enzaspera@yahoo.it What happens to Siena in these days when there will be a short general election and at the same time c ‘was the scandal of the Monte dei Paschi. After the phase of fierce criticism of the exchange of accusations of “who was” and “I l ‘I said,” a slice of the citizens […]

Basel III rules relaxed: Banks got it all but become more prone to crisis

The European Commission through the most competent lips of its member, Michel Barnier, responsible for Internal Market and Services rushed to endorse the new unbelievably generous concession to banks all over the developed world. This time it was the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), the oversight body of the Basel Committee on […]

European Investment Bank to borrow €70 billion in 2013

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is one of the long-term lending institutions of the European Union and it is owned by its Member States. It makes long-term finance available for sound investments in the real economy, in order to contribute towards EU policy goals. Its creditworthiness measures almost exactly the degree of trust that financial […]

2013, a Political Odyssey: What future for Italy?

By carlo_motta85@yahoo.it As the economic crisis that affects the Eurozone, and probably all the western countries, keeps taking its toll, one feature of the whole situation seems to represent the real threat for Europe’s integrity: the growing distance between the “northern”, and the “southern” countries. This, which may appear as the same old story of differences […]

A very good morning in European markets

Despite the fact that the American Congress endorsed the agreement needed for the US to avoid the “fiscal cliff”, the dollar didn’t seem to recover and continued on its mild downward tendency with the euro, a path that started three weeks ago, with the finalisation of Greek package. In the US the agreement negotiated between […]

Five years down the drain

By am2072@bath.ac.uk After 5 years in recession no one can see light in the end of the tunnel. The European Monetary Union, as the big step for further integration among countries in Europe it seems to be a failure. Differences between the weak north countries and the south Europe are even bigger after the introduction […]

The Sting’s Mission

The European Sting is a new Media Project that was born out of frustration, our sincere frustration about the lack of insightful and independent news service in Europe. The Sting was born as an idea by people who are working or have worked in the media arena of EU affairs and our common denominator is […]

The Sting’s Values

These are the five perennial values of the European Sting: Strong         we will never stop looking for the truth Tolerant         we commit to a free and respectful dialogue with political and cultural tolerance Independent         we are literally on our own Neutral     […]

The Sting’s Team

Dennis is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ‘The European Sting’. Before that he was the Editor-in-Chief of New Europe weekly newspaper, based also in Brussels where he worked for two years. Until June 2010 he was the managing editor of Naftemporiki, the Greek economic and business daily, where he worked for fifteen years. In the middle 1980s he started […]

iSting: Change Europe with your Writing

Dear aspirant Sting writers, Thanks for responding positively to our invitation to take part with your articles, in making Europe a better place through constructive criticism. This is a different kind of writing, than your comments on published stories. I hope that being readers of the Sting, you have understood already the basic principles of […]

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