Eurozone equipped to save big economies, says euro rescue fund chief

By |oktober 30th, 2019|European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Italy, Klaus Regling, News|

The European Stability Mechanism, the euro area’s rescue fund, would have enough firepower to save large economies if necessary, including Italy, the fund’s chief Klaus Regling said on Tuesday (29 October).

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Leaders wrap up year-long euro reform with face-saving package

By |december 14th, 2018|Emmanuel Macron, EMU, European Deposit Insurance Scheme, European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Eurozone, eurozone budget, News, Pedro Sanchez|

EU leaders concluded on Friday (14 December) a year-long discussion to bolster the eurozone by approving extra money to resolve failing banks and additional powers for the European Stability Mechanism, the EU’s rescue fund.

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EU reaches limited agreement to bolster economic and monetary union 

By |december 4th, 2018|Banking union, Ecofin, Eurogroup, European Deposit Insurance Scheme, European Stability Mechanism (ESM), eurozone budget, Hanseatic League, News|

EU finance ministers concluded a deal on Tuesday (4 December) to bolster the region with new tools to save ailing banks and member states but postponed Europe-wide instruments to protect depositors or stabilise national economies.

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EU finance ministers struggle for eurozone reform deal

By |december 4th, 2018|Emmanuel Macron, Eurogroup, European Stability Mechanism (ESM), eurozone budget, eurozone reform, Germany, News|

EU finance ministers struggled to agree reforms to better fight against a financial crisis early Tuesday (4 December), with negotiators still at the table after more than 12 hours of talks.

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The euro ‘hawks’ want bigger say for crisis fund in cuts and reforms

By |november 2nd, 2018|European Stability Mechanism (ESM), eurozone reform, Hanseatic League, News, private sector involvement|

The so-called Hanseatic League of EU countries called for a “strict conditionality” and more powers for the European Stability Mechanism over those countries requesting assistance to avert a full-blown crisis.

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Lessons from Lehman: It’s the real economy and politics that matter

By |september 14th, 2018|European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Financial regulation, Global Financial Crisis, News, right-wing populism|

There are few safeguards against a repeat of the “Great Recession” triggered ten years ago by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, writes Karl Aiginger. However, it will be different from the crisis of 2008 and there is a lot we can do to make it less likely and less severe, he argues.

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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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A Three-Step Plan for a Better European Monetary Fund

By |januar 5th, 2018|European Monetary Fund (EMF), European Stability Mechanism (ESM), News|

The European Commission's ESM reform plans are so one-sided that they can only exacerbate the Eurozone’s existing problems and deepen the gulf between creditor and debtor states, writes Clemens Fuest.

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