The Parliament (Link) - Martin Banks (March 31, 2011)
A hearing in parliament has called for “popular participation” in the economic reforms being proposed by the EU, including a possible financial tax.
The conference on Thursday heard that the sweeping shake-up of Europe’s “economic governance” constitutes a ‘silent revolution imposed from above.’
But one of the keynote speakers, Kenneth Haar, said that many of the fiscal reforms and cuts to national budgets being proposed in response to the global economic downturn are “hard, if not impossible, to track.”
Haar, of Corporate Europe Observatory, said, “Despite the issues at stake, this ‘silent revolution’ has so far received too little attention from a wider audience.”