Thursday, December 30, 2010

Estonia to Become 17th Member of the Euro Area on January 1, 2011

Estonia to strengthen the euro area

Euro maverick Edin Mujagic writes inter alia:
"Estonia is also a living proof that economic disasters do not have to lead to enormous budget deficits. Disaster is the correct word, as the economy of this tiny Baltic nation has contracted by some 15 percent in 2009 with 2010 not being much better either. But still its government managed to keep the budget deficit at just a tad over 1 percent of its GDP. A remarkable achievement indeed if there ever was one."

Euroskeptics and the Euro - Paul Krugman Opines at the New York Times

Euroskeptics and the Euro - Paul Krugman Op-Ed at the New York Times
"... the academic euroskeptics have been proved right in their analysis. Now, that need not mean that the euro was a mistake...."
Thought-provoking article.

The International Trade Commission - ITC - a Hot Forum for Patent and Trademark Infringement Claims

Finnegan.com at Welcome to Patent Law’s Hottest Venue abstracts a subscription-necessary National Law Journal article by Jenna Greene about the ITC, the International Trade Commission.

Digital Economy Act: Impact of the UK Anti-File Sharing Law Will Be Delayed Pending High Court of Justice Judicial Review

High Court to probe Digital Economy Act • The Register

The stringent anti-file-sharing sanctions of the UK's Digital Economy Act, scheduled to take force in January, 2011, will probably be delayed some by judicial review of the law by the UK High Court of Justice. The law will be reviewed as regards its copyright infringement provisions, but the law as such, remains in force.

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