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Moldova: on the edge of the Union, looking in…

The expansion of the European Union over the past two decades seems to have come to an end, at least for the time being, leaving the countries of the Western Balkans and the Black Sea region in a position of being accession candidates without much prospect of actual accession any time soon. It was with this in mind that I set off to find out about the situation in Moldova last week.

Moldova is a country with a unique set of challenges. First of these is its frozen conflict on the River Dnieper, where the predominantly Russian population fought, and won, …

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  • Joe Bourke
    Peter Martin, this is from the Govenor of the Bof E https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/18/bank-of-england-inflation-bailey-interest-rates-energy-p...
  • Peter Martin
    "Job guarantees require the creation of jobs that would not otherwise be done in the private or public sector were it not for the job guarantee program." ...
  • Peter Martin
    @ Joe, "The central bank does not create economic conditions, it reacts to them. ........... Long-term rates were bid down by buyers after the crisis in...
  • Joe Bourke
    Michael BG, the answer is no. Job guarantees are unlikely to increase GDP when unemployment is at 4%. It is more likely that the negative multipliers that Dr...
  • Michael BG
    Joe Bourke, (cont.) If demand can’t increase because people have too much debt then the government needs to spend into the economy and this extra demand wi...