Italy’s Conte proposes a ‘pact’ to start honeymoon with Commission

By |september 12th, 2019|Charles Michel, Donald Tusk, Economic governance, Giuseppe Conte, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, Paolo Gentiloni, Roberto Gualtieri, Ursula von der Leyen|

Freshly re-appointed as Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte has meaningfully chosen Brussels and the EU institutions for his first official visit, aiming to laid down weapons and start a new give-and-take relation with the European Commission.

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ECB reshuffle: The EU can do better than gentlemen’s agreements behind closed doors

By |januar 21st, 2019|Benoit Coeuré, ECB, Economic governance, European Central Bank, European Parliament, Mario Draghi, News, Peter Praet|

Appointments to the European Central Bank's Executive Board are no less than a strategic and political decision over the future of the Eurozone. But experience has shown this process is not transparent, open, and democratic enough to protect the ECB fr...

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Germany earned €2.9 billion from Greece’s debt crisis

By |junij 21st, 2018|Economic governance, eurozone crisis, Greek austerity, Greek bailout, Greek crisis, News|

Germany turns out to be a major beneficiary of Greece’s debt crisis as it earned a total of €2.9 billion between 2010 and 2017. This emerges from a response of the Federal ministry of finance in Berlin to a parliamentary request from the Greens (Bündnis90/Die Grünen) in the German Bundestag obtained by EURACTIV.

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Commission not using crisis early-warning tool well, EU auditors say

By |januar 24th, 2018|deficits, Economic governance, European Court of Auditors, eurozone crisis, Neven Mates, News|

For political reasons, the European Commission is not using effectively a procedure intended to provide early warning of brewing economic crises, the European Court of Auditors said yesterday (23 January).

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Financing a ‘global new deal’: How to collect a trillion dollars

By |september 15th, 2017|Austerity, Economic governance, Isabelle Durant, neoliberalism, New Deal, News, UNCTAD, United Nations|

One trillion dollars. This “global stimulus” could change the world if a 5% tax hike is imposed on the “top decile” – the 10% richest segment of the population, a report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is proposing.

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