About: eurozone budget

Economy & Jobs 08-08-2017

Madrid will push for a eurozone budget and eurobonds

The Spanish government is expected to put pressure on France, Germany and Italy to move to a deeper economic and monetary union by establishing a eurozone budget as well as a finance minister.

Economy & Jobs 13-07-2017

Macron urges greater eurozone convergence, presses Germany to act

The European Union remains an incomplete project and will require changes to its treaties that bring greater convergence between eurozone member states, French President Emmanuel Macron said in comments published on Thursday (13 July).

Economy & Jobs 16-05-2017

Spain calls for deeper eurozone integration, pooled debt

Spain's conservative government has added its voice to calls for deeper integration in the eurozone, suggesting to Brussels in a paper that members of the bloc should pool some aspects of their debt management and share a budget to fight crisis shocks.

Economy & Jobs 09-05-2017

Macron win bolsters European moves on globalisation, eurozone

The European Commission will consider additional actions to defend European investment abroad and will call for high level of social protection to minimise the negative consequences of global trade.

Economy & Jobs 28-02-2017

EU centre-right sets the tone for the Commission’s EMU paper

EXCLUSIVE / An innovation-driven economy where rules are respected and the labour market is flexible will help Europe ensure its position in a constantly changing world, according to a European People’s Party document seen by EURACTIV.com.

Euro & Finance 13-02-2017

Piketty outlines eurozone assembly proposal to ‘democratise’ single currency

As Benoît Hamon’s advisor for European budgetary issues, Thomas Piketty hopes to construct a “democratic decision-making mechanism” within the eurozone, he told France Inter on Sunday (12 February). Euractiv’s partner Ouest-France reports.

Euro & Finance 01-12-2016

Slovak minister: ‘A European unemployment scheme is important’

State Secretary of Finance Ivan Lesay does not include Slovakia among the “hawkish” member states opposed to a fiscal stimulus for the eurozone. In an interview with EURACTIV, he also backed calls for a European unemployment insurance scheme.

Euro & Finance 05-10-2016

Nobel laureate Stiglitz sees Italy, others leaving euro zone in coming years

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz predicted in an interview on Wednesday (5 October) that Italy and other countries would leave the eurozone in coming years, and he blamed the euro and German austerity policies for Europe's economic problems.

Future EU 15-09-2016

Top secret: Commission lists enemies before pro-EU offensive

The European Commission identified opponents to its flagship initiatives in an internal document assessing the feasibility of bringing forward its proposals to “reunite Europe” in the aftermath of Brexit.

Euro & Finance 15-07-2016

Correcting the eurozone’s imbalances could save the EU

The eurozone’s problems are not just caused by poor management in the South, but by its asymmetrical architecture and unfair implementation of the rules. A fiscal capacity would level the playing field and answer the Eurosceptics, writes Ernest Maragall.

Elections 13-07-2016

Macron positions himself as France’s europhile presidential candidate

Emmanuel Macron's En Marche movement is gaining momentum, but he has yet to officially launch his 2017 presidential campaign. The minister is the only potential presidential candidate to put Europe at the heart of his message. EURACTIV France reports.

Brexit 06-06-2016

German MEP: Brexit won’t be the end of ‘Project Europe’

A British exit from the European Union would not end the idea of a unified Europe and should not be seen as a "horror scenario", European Parliament Vice President Alexander Lambsdorff said in a German radio interview.

Euro & Finance 19-05-2016

Marathon negotiations on the eurozone budget continue

European lawmakers are trying to push ahead with plans for a eurozone budget. A consensus in the European Parliament could finally unblock the political debate. EURACTIV France reports.

Euro & Finance 23-03-2016

Pervenche Berès: Eurozone budget carries a ‘strong political message’

Plans for a eurozone budget have progressed quickly in recent months. The European Parliament is finalising its proposals and two European Council summits will focus on the subject by the end of the year.

Philippe Maystadt
Euro & Finance 15-03-2016

Maystadt: Consensus quietly growing for eurozone budget

A consensus has emerged in Germany, France and Italy over the need to create a eurozone budget, according to Belgium’s former Minister of Finance, Philippe Maystadt. But the popularity of anti-European parties is blocking progress. EURACTIV France reports.

Tsipras and Corbyn to rub shoulders with center-left leaders in Paris

François Hollande's long-awaited meeting of the European left will take place in Paris tomorrow (Saturday 12 March), as the EU's socialist leaders struggle to convert promises into economic results and jobs. EURACTIV France reports.

Euro & Finance 19-02-2016

EU unemployment insurance would require full labour market integration

The implementation of a European unemployment insurance system could begin with the creation of a eurozone budget; a time-consuming but popular idea, according to the French Council of Economic Analysis. EURACTIV France reports.

Jens Weidmann
Future EU 08-02-2016

German, French central bankers call for eurozone finance ministry

The eurozone needs to press ahead with structural reforms and closer integration, including a eurozone finance ministry, to deliver sustainable growth, the heads of the French and German central banks wrote in a German newspaper on Monday (8 February).

Euro & Finance 12-01-2016

Commission calls for more economic risk-sharing in eurozone

Eurozone countries should share more economic risks, beyond what is implied by their banking union, to make the monetary union work better, the European Commission said in a quarterly report on the single currency area. 

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Brexit 04-06-2015

French, German ministers flesh out plans for ‘two-speed Europe’

Emmanuel Macron and Sigmar Garbriel have called for greater fiscal and social harmonisation in the eurozone, saying other EU countries like Britain should be allowed to settle for a less integrated Union based on the single market.

Hearings of candidate commissioner Pierre Moscovici. [European Parliament / Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 06-05-2015

Moscovici: Eurozone must tackle ‘legacy debt’, have its own budget

Eurozone countries have to find a way to deal with the high public debt built up during 2008-2012, and which puts European economies on divergent tracks, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday (6 May).

EU Priorities 2020 19-10-2012

Hollande: Eurozone budget will come ‘in addition, not in substitution’ of EU budget

French President François Hollande sought to reassure Britain and other non-eurozone countries that plans to establish a special budget for the currency bloc will only come "in addition" to the EU budget and not "in substitution" of it. But he also warned: No country can prevent the others from moving forward.

Euro & Finance 12-10-2012

Van Rompuy lays out bid for eurozone budget

Eur zone countries should consider clubbing together to borrow as well as paying into a central budget that could be used to help struggling countries, according to a report prepared by senior European officials ahead of the EU summit next week (18-19 October).

Future EU 10-10-2012

Summit to back special eurozone budget

The eurozone should have its own budget, which would be separate from the long-term budget of the wider European Union, according to draft conclusions of an EU summit to take place next week (18-19 October).