Late Erasmus founder Lenarduzzi said Europe ‘as we conceived it’ is blocked

By |december 6th, 2019|Angela Merkel, budget, citizen's initiative, deadlock, Erasmus Mundus, Eurozone, News, Nicholas Sarkozy|

To honour the legacy of late Erasmus "father" Domenico Lenarduzzi, who passed away on Tuesday (3 December), EURACTIV is reposting an interview with him that was originally published on 22 September 2011.

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France to convince member states on size of eurozone budget

By |oktober 9th, 2019|budget, Eurozone, France, News|

Since the June agreement on the eurozone budget, blockages have persisted between the 19 members of the euro area. But France is now taking an active role in persuading the others of the need to pin down practical details. EURACTIV France reports.

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France urges Germany to follow its example with budget stimulus

By |september 27th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, Eurozone, fiscal policy, France, Gérald Darmanin, Germany, News|

France will cut taxes by more than €10 billion next year and Germany should follow Paris' footsteps with fiscal stimulus to revive its flagging economy, France's finance minister said on Thursday (26 September).

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French business expansion slows amid sluggish eurozone

By |september 24th, 2019|Austerity, economic crisis, Eurozone, France, Germany, Growth, Italy, Mario Draghi, News, slowdown|

France's private sector is growing at a slower rate and has reached the lowest level in the past four months, according to forecasts published by IHS Markit on Monday (23 September). For the eurozone, business expansion fell to the lowest level since J...

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Growing pressure on eurozone economies to launch stimulus

By |september 13th, 2019|budgetary instrument for convergence and competitiveness (BICC), Eurogroup, Eurozone, fiscal stimulus, News|

The European Commission and some member states including France followed the ECB in pressing Germany and other countries with fiscal space to invest more to counter the risk of recession.

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The seven-point recipe to improve EU’s messy fiscal rules

By |september 12th, 2019|European Fiscal Board, Eurozone, News, stability and growth pact|

The European Fiscal Board has recommended major reform of the Stability and Growth Pact in order to simplify the EU’s spending rules and favour productive investment in the era of low-interest rates.

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Italy’s PM seeks EU reform as government wins confidence vote

By |september 10th, 2019|Eurozone, Giuseppe Conte, Italy, News, stability and growth pact|

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called Monday (9 September) for the reform of European Union budget rules and cooperation on immigration as his new government won a parliamentary confidence vote.

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Recession fears grow as euro area inflation hits three-year low

By |avgust 20th, 2019|bond-buying, ECB, Economic and Monetary union, Eurostat, Eurozone, Inflation, Mario Draghi, News|

Inflation in the euro area fell to 1% in July, its lowest level since 2016, according to Eurostat data released on Monday (19 August), adding pressure on the European Central Bank to consider relaunching its economic stimulus program in September.

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Germany’s slowing growth is penalising the whole of Europe

By |avgust 19th, 2019|Automotive Industry, destatis, Eurozone, GDP, Germany, international trade, job creation, News, slowdown, US-China trade war|

The European train is slowing down as one of its main drivers, the German economy, is experiencing a slowdown. At the same time, job creation across the EU is declining. EURACTIV's partner Euroefe reports.

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Unconventional measures are seeing a comeback at the ECB

By |julij 26th, 2019|Christine Lagarde, ECB, Economy, Eurozone, Germany, interest rates, Italy, Mario Draghi, News, trade wars|

The ECB's key interest rate remains at zero and is expected to be at that rate at least until summer 2020. However, ECB chief Mario Draghi is suggesting that a decisive fiscal policy is far more important for the eurozone, especially for Germany and It...

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