An MEP representing To Potami (River) – a centre-left party currently polling third for the forthcoming Greek elections – has claimed that in coalition, his party could tame the Eurosceptic leftist Syriza party and help keep Greece within the eurozone.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi grabbed the spotlight on Thursday, as he announced Europe's latest hope to revive its weak economy: the so-called quantitative easing, or a bond-buying scheme of 60 billion euros a month.
In order to encourage financial contributions from the EU member states to the Juncker investment plan, the European Commission has agreed to discount any contributions from their calculations of national deficits. But the regions fear that this leniency will lead to a diversion of EU structural funds. EurActiv France reports.
As Greece goes to the polls on Sunday in what could be a game-changing election, Greek MEP Miltos Kyrkos told EurActiv that his newly formed political group To Potami wants to keep Greece in the eurozone.
The European Central Bank (ECB) took the ultimate policy leap today (22 January), launching a government bond-buying programme which will pump hundreds of billions of new money into a sagging eurozone economy.