Southern Europe in Trouble
Author: Theodore Couloumbis, Andrea Dessì, Thanos Dokos, Paulo Gorjão, Ettore Greco, Dimitris Katsikas, Charles Powell, Dimitris A. Sotiropoulos
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) /
German Marshall Fund of The United States (GMF)
This issue of the Mediterranean Paper Series focuses on four financially volatile Southern European countries: Italy, Spain, Greece, and Portugal.
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17 Feb 2011
Greece and Portugal
Author: Daniel Gros
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
While acknowledging that Portugal is far from being in the same dire straits as Greece in terms of its levels of public debt and deficit, Daniel Gros points out in this commentary that excess private consumption is Portugal’s real problem.
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