Association chief: Portuguese textile industry likes to think Brexit will not happen

By |marec 18th, 2019|EU enlargement, EU funds, eurozone crisis, fashion, Innovation, News, Portugal, textile industry|

Portugal has strong links with Britain and Brexit is perceived as a challenge in the country, as it has affected trade since the time of the referendum in 2016. But many companies seem to believe that Brexit will not happen, Paulo Vaz told EURACTIV in ...

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End of an era as ECB shelves quantitative easing program

By |december 13th, 2018|ECB, eurozone crisis, Germany, Mario Draghi, News, quantitative easing|

A chapter of eurozone history will come to a close Thursday (13 December), with the European Central Bank widely expected to withdraw a key element of support for the economy while reassuring observers fearful of the growing risks.

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French people barely comforted by positive economic conditions

By |oktober 26th, 2018|2019 European elections, European Parliament, eurozone budget, eurozone crisis, Italy, News|

France tends to develop in the opposite direction to the rest of the eurozone and the economic lights are now on green. However, French morale tells a very different story and the international situation raises concerns among economic forecasters. EURACTIV France reports.  

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German economy booms but Brexit and US clouds are on the horizon

By |oktober 24th, 2018|eurozone crisis, export surplus, German economy, Germany, News, Peter Altmaier|

The German economic powerhouse is booming. But its export-centric model is drawing complaints from other eurozone countries and the United States.

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German minister: Rescue package for Italy won’t be necessary

By |oktober 12th, 2018|eurozone crisis, Germany, Italian budget, Italy, Luigi Di Maio, News, Olaf Scholz, sovereign bailouts, stability and growth pact|

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Thursday (11 October) he did not expect Italy to need aid to deal with its debt pile. Any intervention by the European Central Bank would require Italy to formally apply for a rescue programme, sources said. 

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Juncker’s dismal speech

By |september 17th, 2018|Africa, Article 7, asylum policy, Brexit, eurozone crisis, future of EU, Greek crisis, Hungary, Irish border, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, refugee crisis, rule of law, State of the union 2018, youth unemployment|

At a time when Europe needs something to inspire the 2018 State of the Union speech disappointed, writes Dick Roche.

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Latvia: The governor’s corruption undermines the ECB

By |september 4th, 2018|corruption, ECB, eurozone crisis, justice, Latvia, money laundering, News|

Having been put under investigation for corruption at the end of June, the governor of Latvia's central bank is the third member of the ECB governing council to have been implicated in murky deals over the past year. EURACTIV France reports.

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Italy sends mixed signals to jittery markets after debt downgrade

By |september 3rd, 2018|eurozone crisis, eurozone debt, Italian elections 2018, Italy, News, sovereign debt, universal basic income|

Italy's new anti-establishment government sent contradictory signals to financial markets on Sunday (2 September) amid increasing concern Rome could breach EU spending limits as it comes under pressure to fulfil its anti-austerity electoral promises.

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Has the eurozone learned from its Greek odyssey?

By |avgust 20th, 2018|eurozone crisis, eurozone reform, Greece, Greek bailout, Italy, News|

Greece will formally turn the page on its debt saga this week, but the eurozone remains vulnerable to further crises, with economists particularly worried about the situation in Italy.

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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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