Address by Vitor Gaspar “Adjusting in the euro area: the Portuguese case”
Date: Thursday, 11th April
Time: 9am – 10am
Venue: The Thomas Davis Theatre, Room 2043, Ground Floor Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
Portugal’s Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar will deliver an address on “Adjusting in the euro area: the Portuguese case” at 9am on Thursday April 11. The lecture will be followed by a Q+A session.
Prior to his current position, Mr Gaspar had a distinguished economics career at the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the Central Bank of Portugal.
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Mr Gaspar had a distinguished economics career at the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the Central Bank of Portugal
whereas our finance ministers have had “distinguished” careers in politics, the law, and supporting Manchester United.
“whereas our finance ministers have had “distinguished” careers in politics, the law, and supporting Manchester United.”
….and teaching, digouts, tents at Galway, only ever having had a job that Daddy got her, etc.
Er, not that it seems to be doing Portugal much good though. When does their supreme court rule on whether the last budget is legal/constitutional? It must be fairly soon.
I don’t know anything about Gaspar, but I hope for Portugal that he knows something about banking.
Ireland currently has at the helm of economic policy the distinguished economist Richard Bruton who in 2008 “welcomed” the possibility of extending the taxpayer bailout of uninsured depositors in Irish banks to uninsured depositors of foreign banks.
“Richard Bruton, finance spokesman for the opposition Fine Gael party, said he ”welcomed” the potential extension of the bill.
”I think it’s accepted as being a good thing in terms of preserving a fair balance, a level playing field,” Bruton said on RTE Radio today. ”
Can someone tell me up straight: How do these dopes stay in power?
Too bad for the British taxpayer that Richard Bruton’s “welcome” of the idea of Irish taxpayers guaranteeing the uninsured depositors in HBOS did not pan out. Would have saved them a cool 15B pounds.
I see the court ruling in Portugal went against some 20% of the proposed budget reforms (c. €1.3bn).
Ah, give ’em another year….. or, er, get some misguided people with money saved in the bank to part with some cash via a ‘tax’ like that lot in Cyprus.