Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
What do you mean never prospered? They may not have gotten to the top of the GDP per capita list, but Portugal is way more prosperous now than in 1986. I don't know about Greece.

But, yes, spending EU moneys in the right way is very important. Apparently the Czech republic has gotten a warning from the EU that they are not proposing enough projects to take advantage of EU funds and as a result might be allocated less in the future.

I think your argument that policy matters (which underlies most of your economics writing) is the right counterpoint to the neo-liberal assault on government.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Mar 9th, 2006 at 06:21:24 AM EST
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