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Why does the EU need a clearing centre to circumvent US sanctions against Iran?

As reported here and elsewhere, the EU is considering the creation of a clearing house to keep trading with Iran despite US sanctions. Why is it not possible for the EU to conduct normal financial ...
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The economics of a “no deal” Brexit

A "no deal" Brexit is presented in negative terms. In such a scenario the UK would set tariff schedules in line with trade strategy and protect domestic industry/agriculture with tariff rate quotas. ...
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Areas of Europe with more women than men have higher GDP and lower unemployment. Why might this be? [closed]

Using Eurostat data I've found that regions of Europe with more women than men (i.e. female biased sex ratio) have higher GDP and lower unemployment than areas with male biased sex ratios. any idea ...
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Is there a way to adjust trade data between China and EU member countries for the Rotterdam effect?

Basically Eurostat trade data for individual EU member countries with China seems to have some substantial artefacts probably because most EU imports from China arrive in Dutch ports, even though ...
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Are the EU funds coming from EU citizen's taxes as well?

I was trying to understand how the EU is funded using their official website, but my limited understanding of economy makes it very hard to understand the money pathways from a single unit (the ...
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Why do low labour and wage flexibility forestall a single currency?

The European Union: Politics and Policies (2017 6 edn). p. 77 Middle. Please see the red line beneath. Doesn't low labour and wage flexibility befit a single currency? If labour and wage fluctuate, ...
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If protectionist policies hinder economic growth, why do we need border taxes at all?

I understand that free movement of labour and goods are a net positive for economic growth, and protectionist policies, which would make exports and imports harder would not be. But if this is the ...
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Why do Eurozone members have a commonly higher Debt-to-GDP ratio?

As you could find out from the map, among 22 countries whose debt-to-gdp ratio is above 50%, only 7 are not Eurozone members, and from which only UK is comparably large economical entity. ...
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Does the UK have a trade agreement with Australia?

Since the UK was a member of the EU, I'm assuming the EU was responsible for any kind of trade arrangements between the UK and Australia, but I'm not entirely sure. Does the UK have an agreement with ...
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Reason for SMEs in the European Union employing the bulk of people?

Is there any specific reason why SMEs in the European Union employ the vast majority of people in general as well as in certain industries? Are they exempt from certain regulatory burdens such as ...
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Is there a pull of skilled workforce from rural to urban areas?

Is there a pull of skilled workforce from rural to urban areas, i.e. is this scientifically described? Especially in the European Union.
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Has the ban of single-use plastics sparked innovation in biodedgradable recyclable plastics?

One of the rationales of the single-use plastics ban adopted by the EP in 2019 is that it will spark innovation in cheap biodegradable recyclable plastics. Has any progress been registered in this ...
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Why are there so many micro-enterprises in the European Union?

The European Union single market is known for it's high number of small- and medium-sized business enterprises, but especially the nr of micro-enterprises (less than 10 people). Why is this?
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Can Eurozone countries issue their own bonds?

Can Eurozone countries issue their own bonds, or is this a delegated competency? If not, how do such countries raise funds for big uncosted spending such as infrastructure projects?
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What are financial service “passports”?

What are “passports” in the context of financial services? I have also heard the term “passporting rights.”
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Book about monetary union?

do you know any book/manual dealing specifically with monetary unions ? I know economics of monetary union of De Grauwe, but I'm looking for other references. Thank you
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Famous recent paper on monetary Unions

do you know any (theoretical or empirical) recent famous paper about monetary unions ? I heard that topics like "monetary unions at ZLB" or "fiscal coordination during crisis time" ...