Zsolt Darvas, 11 November 2008

Some new EU member states that have not yet adopted the euro have come under much greater pressure during the financial crisis than nations in the euro area. This column says that that does not mean the Maastricht criteria for euro entry ought to be relaxed. New member states suffering in the crisis are paying the price for their policy mistakes.

Laura Bottazzi, Marco Da Rin, Thomas Hellmann, 16 August 2007

Research shows that human capital is a key driver of the investment activities of venture capital firms. Improving graduate education, including executive education or other professional training is likely boost professionalism in the industry. Simplifications of tax rules and cross-border investment regulations would boost integration of the European venture capital industry.

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