All signs point towards recession in Germany

By |september 12th, 2019|Draghi, ECB, Economy, European Central Bank, Germany, News, recession|

The ifo Institute for Economic Research has lowered its forecast for Germany's economic growth for 2019 and 2020. Instead of the previously predicted 0.6%, the institute now expects a 0.5% growth rate for 2019. A potential hard Brexit and escalation of...

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European Central Bank should ‘gradually eliminate’ carbon assets, Lagarde says

By |september 5th, 2019|Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank, green bonds, green deal, News|

The European Central Bank should phase out climate-warming investments by preferring green bonds, Christine Lagarde said as she pitched to become the bank’s first female president.

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Austrian chief economist: ‘A lot can still be done to complete the euro zone’

By |maj 7th, 2019|Austria, Banks, ECB, European Central Bank, interest rate, National Bank, News|

The Austrian national bank (OeNB) hosted its annual conference on 20 years of the euro on 2 and 3 May. In an interview with EURACTIV, the bank's chief economist explains how the euro zone debt crisis changed the economic "tool box" of the EU currency a...

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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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Green transition: ECB and budgetary authorities should face their responsibilities

By |december 10th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, climate risk, climate risks, ECB, European Central Bank, European semester, macroeconomic imbalances, macroeconomic surveillance, News|

Reforming the rules for coordinating budgetary and economic policies in the eurozone is a necessity to conciliate economic, social and climate objectives, write Olivier Bodin and Michael Vincent.

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Course unchanged for ECB as growth worries bubble under

By |oktober 25th, 2018|ECB, Economic and Monetary union, European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, Monetary policy, News|

The European Central Bank seems certain to keep policy unchanged on Thursday (25 October) but likely to acknowledge the growth outlook is deteriorating, even if not yet enough to derail a carefully crafted retreat from stimulus.

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Mario Draghi: The euro is irreversible

By |junij 15th, 2018|ECB, euro, European Central Bank, Italy, Mario Draghi, News, populism|

Despite concerns over a potential new euro crisis due to Italian political instability,the president of the European Central Bank,  Mario Draghi, believes the currency is “strong”. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.

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More banker than politician? De Guindos faces ECB litmus test

By |februar 20th, 2018|European Central Bank, Eurozone, Luis de Guindos, News|

Widely credited with steering Spain through its worst recession in decades, its outgoing Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will hope to bring pragmatism and tenacity to the European Central Bank when he takes over as vice president in June.

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Eurogroup picks ‘pragmatic’ De Guindos for ECB vice-presidency

By |februar 20th, 2018|ECB, European Central Bank, European Parliament, Luis de Guindos, Mario Draghi, News, Spain|

Eurozone finance ministers chose Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos to become the next vice-president of the European Central Bank (ECB), marking the return of Spain to top EU posts after the country lost its chair in the bank's Executive Council.

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Grim scenario for bank stress tests, says EU watchdog

By |februar 2nd, 2018|bank stress tests, Banks, European Banking Authority, European Central Bank, Finance, News|

The European Banking Authority has launched its third wave of stress tests conducted on 48 European banks. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

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