We argued, in several blog posts, that the European Institutions and Member States bullied Ireland into accepting a EU bailout, this has now been confirmed. The EUobserver reports today that the EU ‘bullied’ Ireland into bailout. Phillipe Legrain, former adviser at the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, which provides advice to Jose Manuel Barroso, said […]

On 16 December, the European Council agreed that the Treaty should be amended. The EU leaders agreed, therefore, on the text of a draft decision amending Article 136 TFEU, which covers measures that solely apply to eurozone member states, so that “Member States whose currency is the euro may establish a stability mechanism to be […]