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Bloomberg BusinessWeek, “Why the EU Is Fed Up With Greece”

Alessandro Leipold, chief economist of the Lisbon Council and former acting director of the European department at the International Monetary Fund, comments on the Greek crisis in an article by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

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Entorno Inteligente,”2020: Eficiencia Energética Podría Crear más de 6Millones de Empleosa Nivel Mundial”

EntornoInteligente.com, a major news platform in Venezuela, reports on the findings of The 2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index: How Efficiency Will Drive Growth, Create Jobs And Spread Wellbeing Throughout Society, a Lisbon Council policy brief produced in collaboration with Ecofys and Quintel Intelligence. The index reveals the huge potential for societies to raise economic performance and extend significant environmental and social benefits through improved energy productivity.

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Financial Times,”Greeks Share Frustration at Delaying Tactics”

In a letter published in the Financial Times, responding to the recent article by Francesco Giavazzi, in “Greeks chose poverty — let them have their way”, Harry Theoharis, member of the Greek Parliament and parliamentary spokesman of To Potami, argues that Greece has undergone unprecedented fiscal consolidation and presents results from The Euro Plus Monitor to support his argument. The Euro Plus Monitor is the authoritative competitiveness ranking jointly published each year by Berenberg Bank and the Lisbon Council. Greece ranked first in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 structural adjustment progress indicator, which measures the speed with which countries are adjusting to the challenges posed by the financial and economic crisis.

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Politico,”European Union or Mean Girl?”

Politico reports on the speech by Catherine A. Novelli, senior co-ordinator for international information technology diplomacy and under secretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment of the United States (Department of State). Ms Novelli spoke at the High-Level Roundtable on Transatlantic Views on the Digital Economy and the Future of Internet Governance, convened by the Lisbon Council.

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Corriere delle Comunicazioni,”Digital Single Market, Ansip: ‘Fine Roaming, Orauna Data Certa'”

Corriere delle Comunicazioni, reports on The 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture, given by Andrus Ansip, vice-president for the digital single market at the European Commission at The 2015 European Digital Forum.

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El Pais, “Los Precios Crecen en la Eurozona por Primera vez en seis Meses”

Alessandro Leipold, chief economist of the Lisbon Council, comments on the slight pickup in eurozone inflation recorded in May on El Pais.

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The Economist, “Disconnected Continent”

Paul Hofheinz, president and executive director of the Lisbon Council, was quoted in The Economist on how the newly released Digital Single Market Strategy by the European Commission can help European startups scale up: “Moreover, says Paul Hofheinz of the Lisbon Council, a think-tank in Brussels, it is unclear how much the strategy will help those firms that are supposed to create most of the new digital jobs: startups.”

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