CC Apostolos
News

European IMF directors protected the banks, but hit the Greeks

MO* Magazine could seize a confidential document that shows the number of questions about the approach of the Greece debt crisis that lived within the IMF Executive Board.
MO*/John Vandaele
News

To change course touches the powers that be

Some things change fast. Very fast.  Despite predictions that it wouldn’t happen before 2040, China is, according to some analyses, already the world's largest economy. It is certainly the biggest exporter, and in East Asia, the renminbi is snapping at the dollar's heels. However, the country's growth exposes a lack of social and ecological su ...
Klaas Verplancke
Analysis

Angry Fragile World

Three years after the debts volcano on Wall Street erupted, we can see more clearly what happened: a crisis of neoliberal globalization.
Niccolo Caranti
News

The EU struggles with its huge green challenge

The EU aspires to environmental leadership. At times it manages to materialise that ambition, but is uncertain whether the EU will attain its so-called 20-20-20 climate and energy targets. After all, this ambition touches the heart of our economic model. European policy on these matters is ambiguous: considerable sums of money are spent on initiati ...
News

The Pitfall of the Debate about Aid

Over the last few months the debate about development aid has been very lively. But that debate holds a risk in that it hides the most important aspects of development cooperation behind a smoke screen. This is a pitfall we should not go for.
News

THE INDIAN GROWTH MIRACLE

The impressive economic growth of India is not equally divided amongst all Indians. Social struggle and an ambitious employment law could improve the situation.
News

China Outdoes Europeans in Congo

The massive deal that China signed with the Democratic Republic of Congo last year is not the "second colonisation" that some Europeans allege it is. The agreement appears, in fact, a promising way to kick-start an economy.
News

Congo squanders its crown jewels

Although Congo is poverty-stricken, its subsoil is overflowing with wealth. But who profits from Congolese copper, cobalt or uranium? MO* got hold of two mining exploitation contracts and had them analyzed by a specialized law firm. Conclusion: Congo is being looted. A Congolese parliamentary Commission warned about this, but its report was suppres ...