Italy and Brussels meet head-on over budgetary dispute

By |oktober 23rd, 2018|budgetary rules, euro area, fiscal pact, Italy, News, stability and growth pact|

The European Commission prepares to reject Italy's budget on Tuesday (23 October) due to an “unprecedented” breach of EU fiscal rules. But Rome sticks to its guns and presented the breach as a “difficult but necessary decision” taken by the government.

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German politics risks affecting the eurozone reform

By |junij 18th, 2018|Angela Merkel, Bruno Le Maire, budget, CDU, CSU, defence, Emmanuel Macron, euro area, European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Germany, Multiannual Financial Framework, News, Olaf Scholz|

The leaders of France and Germany’ will meet in Berlin on 19 June for a preparatory summit ahead of the European Council at the end of the month. But the two countries continue to hold different views on the subject of the economy. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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In 2018, expect the euro area economy to put on the brakes – but not for the reason you may think

By |januar 9th, 2018|ageing, demographic change, ECB, Economic and Monetary union, euro area, Eurozone economy, Germany, Monetary policy, News|

The euro area economy has at last started to begin recovering convincingly from the past decade’s two recessions. But two big factors will moderate growth in 2018, writes Ilaria Maselli, citing the ageing workforce in Germany as being of particular concern.

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