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България, Балканите и света

The RS Politics 2020 Democratic Primary Leaderboard (Rolling Stone)

България, балканите и света 13.06.2019   The 2020 Democratic primary battle is starting to sort out as a struggle between change agents and restorationists. For now, the restoration wing of the Democratic Party, fronted by Joe Biden, has a lead. The former vice president, promising a reset from Trump (but offering little in the way of policy specifics), has surged to a nearly 20 point advantage, nationally. That is impressive. Full stop. But Biden is also maxing out below 40 percent support in the polls, despite near-universal...   прочети повече

The US Economy’s Dirty Secret (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 12.06.2019   By Todd G. Buchholz   Relatively strong US growth amid sluggishness elsewhere is not what economics textbooks would predict. But persistently low interest rates and weak inflation bring multiple benefits to American firms and consumers, while the adverse impact of the global slowdown on US exports should not be overstated. SAN DIEGO – There is a dirty little secret in economics today: the United States has benefited – and continues to benefit – from the...   прочети повече

A Parliament is Born (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 11.06.2019   By Daniel Gros   With the latest election, the European Parliament seems to have taken a small but important step toward becoming a true expression of Europeans’ popular will. While many issues are still decided in the European Council, the balance of authority between European and national leaders now seems to be less lopsided. BRUSSELS – European Parliament elections used to be a boring affair, forsaken by voters and barely noticed by the media. But the latest...   прочети повече

The Populist Paradox (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 10.06.2019   By Simon Johnson   When anti-establishment populists come to power, they implement a range of policies that lead to lower economic growth and fewer good jobs. And yet the angrier people become, the easier it is to persuade them that the media are biased, the experts are always wrong, and the facts are not the facts. WASHINGTON, DC – To defeat populism requires coming to grips with a fundamental reality: bad economic policies no longer necessarily result in a government...   прочети повече

How Do Populists Win? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 10.06.2019   By  Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson   At first blush, a populist message of "us vs. them" might seem less effective than a message of "all of us together," given that elections are won with broad coalitions. But under conditions of widespread alienation and distrust, the political gamble of an exclusionary, anti-pluralist message can pay off big. CHICAGO – In the Middle Ages, Italian city-states led the European “commercial...   прочети повече

Интервю на президента Румен Радев за Информационната агенция на Русия ТАСС

България, балканите и света 05.06.2019   Въпрос: Господин Президент, за пръв път ще вземете участие в Санктпетербургския икономически форум. С какво Ви привлече той, какви цели на визитата си поставяте? Румен Радев: Икономическият форум в Санкт Петербург се утвърждава като една от водещите в света...   прочети повече

Sensation of Financialization

България, балканите и света 31.05.2019   By Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Michael Lim Mah Huai   Over recent decades, the scope, size, concentration, power and even the purpose and role of finance have changed so significantly that a new term, financialization, was coined to name this phenomenon. Financialization refers to a process that has not only transformed finance itself, but also, the real economy and society. The transformation goes beyond the quantitative to involve qualitative change as finance becomes dominant,...   прочети повече

Ukraine’s New President Joins the Resistance (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 27.05.2019   By Nina L. Khrushcheva   Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had not even been sworn in yet when Donald Trump’s consigliere, Rudolph Giuliani, initiated an attempt to lure him into pursuing a spurious investigation into Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s son. Fortunately, even the inexperienced Zelensky knew it was a booby trap. NEW YORK – Beset with its own very large problems, the last thing Ukraine needs is to be sucked, yet again, into...   прочети повече

The Europe of Tomorrow (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 26.05.2019   By Javier Solana   It is still essential to stress the EU’s role as a guarantor of peace and prosperity following World War II. But today’s EU must foster additional sources of legitimacy if it is to appeal to today's post-postwar generation. MADRID – Every five years, the European Union engages in an exercise of self-awareness. The European Parliament elections allow us to look at ourselves in the mirror and take stock of the passage of time. The...   прочети повече

In Defense of Europe (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 25.05.2019   By Michel Barnier   Faced with growing geopolitical challenges from Russia, China, and the United States, Europe must take its future into its own hands by defending its interests and values. Otherwise, the European Union and its member states will become others' prey in the new global (dis)order. BRUSSELS – The geopolitical chessboard is back. Following a post-1989 interlude in which the direction of history seemed to tilt toward a peaceful liberal international...   прочети повече