Europe’s Franco-German ‘motor’ sputters back to life

By |maj 20th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, French-German relations, future of EU, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel have jump-started the Franco-German "motor" at the heart of Europe by jointly pitching a hugely ambitious economic recovery plan, even if it faces a bumpy road ahead.

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Vestager: Discrepancy in state aid distorts single market, hampers recovery

By |maj 18th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, Magrethe Vestager, News, State aid|

The European Union's competition chief Margrethe Vestager has expressed concern about the "huge differences" in coronavirus state aid among member states, saying they were starting to distort the bloc's single market.

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Across EU, temporary layoff schemes no cure-all in slow COVID recovery

By |maj 18th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, News, unemployment|

Temporary unemployment schemes operating across Europe could struggle to save the jobs of leisure and travel sector workers facing drawn-out or partial recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic, even if they help industries that rebound quickly.

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Turning the page on the age of oil

By |maj 14th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, Energy transition, News|

Governments have a choice: stimulate fossil fuel industries or invest in a more resilient recovery, powered by renewable energy.  This is a once in a generation chance, write Achim Steiner and Francesco La Camera.

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EU Parliament to ask for ‘massive’ €2 trillion corona recovery package

By |maj 14th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, coronavirus recovery plan, COVID 19 crisis, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Parliament will demand a €2 trillion recovery package to counter the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis in a resolution to be voted on Thursday (14 May) by the  assembly's five biggest political groups. 

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Merkel: Germany must help other EU states get back on their feet

By |maj 13th, 2020|Angela Merkel, coronavirus economic response, Germany, News, Schengen|

Germany must help its European Union neighbours revive their economies after the coronavirus crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel told a meeting of lawmakers from her conservative bloc on Tuesday (12 May), according to several participants.

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Italy to give further support to companies including tax incentives, hybrid bonds

By |maj 11th, 2020|coronavirus, coronavirus economic response, Italy, News|

Italy's government is readying new measures to support companies struggling due to the coronavirus crisis, including tax incentives and hybrid bonds, and aims to access the European Recovery Fund in the second half of the year, Economy Minister Roberto...

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It’s the long-term, stupid!

By |maj 8th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, coronavirus exit strategy, News|

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic there is a temptation to revert to nationalism and close borders. But working together and eschewing damaging short-term measures is the best response to the crisis, writes Henning vom Stein.

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EU proposes scrapping usual conditions for ESM use in virus battle

By |maj 8th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Giuseppe Conte, Italy, Mário Centeno, News, Paolo Gentiloni, Valdis Dombrovskis|

The European Commission on Thursday (7 May) proposed scrapping the usual conditions for countries using the eurozone’s bailout fund as they try to revive their economies hit by the coronavirus epidemic. The proposal may make the fund more palatable for...

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The only way out is together

By |maj 6th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, coronavirus exit, News|

Protecting the EU's single market and Recovery Fund capable of delivering massive investment and promoting convergence are among the measures needed to ensure that EU countries recover from the coronavirus pandemic together, writes Elisa Ferreira.

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