About: budgetary discipline

Elections 15-02-2019

Spain to hold early elections on 28 April

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on Friday (15 February) for snap elections on 28 April, only nine months after he took office, after failing to secure the Parliament’s support for his 2019 budget.
Euro & Finance 05-07-2016

Why Germany has had enough of Juncker

According to the Sunday Times, Angela Merkel sees Jean-Claude Juncker as "part of the problem" with the EU. But it was she who installed him at the head of the European Commission in 2014. So why the change of mind now? EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Euro & Finance 07-01-2016

Are we seeing the end of austerity in Europe?

Several European countries will break their budgetary commitments this year to grow their economies. But without coordinated EU policy, any attempt to relaunch the European economy will fail. Our partner La Tribune reports.

OECD: France must reform labour market and cut spending

Labour market rigidity and excessive public spending are among the issues holding back France’s economic recovery, according to an OECD report. EURACTIV France reports
Euro & Finance 25-06-2014

Italy and Germany lost in translation over budget flexibility

Italy and Germany are using the same words ahead of this week's EU summit as debate heats up on whether economic policy should focus on budget austerity or stimulating growth, but they do not necessarily mean the same thing.
Euro & Finance 08-12-2011

Schulz: Merkel-Sarkozy, the couple of contradictions

Going for a treaty change is unnecessary and the proposal submitted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, being discussed at the EU summit today (8 December), shows the disaccord of the German-French couple, Martin Schulz, leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, told EURACTIV in an interview.