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The credit crunch was more a failing of governance and ethics than of regulation per se. Whatever the exact future shape of financial sector regulation, the structure needs to be designed not solely with a view to rectifying the problems of the past but with a view to pre-empting the so far unknown problems of… » read more

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From 1 January 2010, Spain will take over the rotating presidency of the European Council for six months and be the first of a new ‘trio’ – comprising also Belgium and Hungary- to fully operate under the auspices of the Lisbon Treaty. It will face three main challenges: improving the single market with a special… » read more

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It is crucial that a disappointing outcome from Copenhagen should not detract us from the following facts of life. On the contrary, the combination of energy dependency, climate change, and the real possibility that oil production is nearing its peak drives us towards a new and pluralistic future where energy needs will be met by… » read more

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