Germany proposes tough conditions for ‘European IMF’

By |november 22nd, 2018|budget deficit, ESM, Eurozone, Germany, IMF, Italy, News, public debt|

Germany's plans for a "European Monetary Fund" to help eurozone states in difficulty would set strict eligibility criteria that shut out those who are failing to tackle high national debt.

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Italy’s ‘unprecedented’ breach of fiscal rules clouds euro summit

By |oktober 18th, 2018|Banking union, budget, Capital Markets Union, ESM, Eurozone, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, News, stability and growth pact|

Euro-area leaders agreed on Thursday (18 October) to accelerate the work to bolster the monetary union as the European Commission questioned half a dozen member states’ efforts to balance their public accounts, particularly Italy.

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Macron wins Merkel’s backing on budget for eurozone

By |junij 20th, 2018|Angela Merkel, digital tax, Dublin System, Emmanuel Macron, ESM, EU asylum policy, EU summit, eurozone budget, eurozone reform, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mark Rutte, News, refugee crisis, Schengen|

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday (19 June) won German Chancellor Angela Merkel's backing for reforms that are aimed at bolstering the eurozone against crises, including a vaunted budget for the bloc.

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IMF demands €100 billion from Germany for eurozone safeguard

By |marec 28th, 2018|Christine Lagarde, Emmanuel Macron, ESM, Eurozone, IMF, News|

The IMF has a big plan: A multi-billion rainy day fund is meant to strengthen the euro. According to the proposal, Germany alone is supposed to pay €10 billion per year for a 10-year period. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner "WirtschaftsWoche” reports.

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Post-election Germany: An iron chancellor with a liberal sidekick?

By |september 19th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Christian Lindner, ESM, european stability mechanism, eurozone budget, FDP, Greek crisis, News, Udo Bullmann|

If the liberal FDP enters a coalition with the conservative CDU in Berlin, Merkel and Schäuble will have to adapt their plans for the future of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). EURACTIV Germany's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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Germany warned against eurozone reform complacency ahead of election

By |avgust 30th, 2017|Angela Merkel, ESM, European Central Bank, european stability mechanism, France, Germany, Martin Schulz, News, Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT)|

The political will to keep the eurozone together is eroding inexorably, warns Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm from Transparency International. In an interview, he reminds German politicians about their responsibility in the eurozone crisis, calling for vital gove...

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Transparency International: German criticism of ECB ‘a tad dishonest’

By |avgust 30th, 2017|ESM, European Central Bank, european stability mechanism, News, Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT)|

As Germany prepares for general elections in September, Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm reminds about Berlin’s responsibility in the politicisation of the European Central Bank (ECB), saying it is largely due to German inaction during the Eurozone crisis.

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Schäuble preparing EU bailout fund reform proposal

By |avgust 23rd, 2017|CDU, ESM, european stability mechanism, eurozone crisis, Germany, News, Wolfgang Schäuble|

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is working on a proposal that would allow southern eurozone countries to tap into the single currency bloc's bailout fund to boost investments during recessions, a newspaper reported on Wednesday (23 August).

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Eurozone to mull Greek debt relief once reforms take place

By |maj 5th, 2017|ECB, ESM, EWG, Greece, Greek bailout, Greek crisis, Greek debt, Handelsblatt, IMF, News|

Eurozone governments will consider medium-term debt relief for Greece as promised in a statement in May 2016 once Athens implements the reforms it agreed to earlier this week, a eurozone official said on Thursday (4 May).

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Eurozone chief backs German calls for ‘a European IMF’

By |marec 20th, 2017|ESM, european stability mechanism, Greece, IMF, International Monetary Fund, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, News, Wolfgang Schäuble|

The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) – the eurozone's bailout fund – should ultimately be turned into a European version of the International Monetary Fund IMF, according to the head of eurozone finance ministers.

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