For political reasons, the European Commission is not using effectively a procedure intended to provide early warning of brewing economic crises, the European Court of Auditors said yesterday (23 January).
German Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel has advocated giving crisis-ridden countries more time to get their budgets in order, triggering a debate in Germany and rumours of a divide within Germany’s grand coalition over its course for EU stability policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Ahead of today's meeting of eurozone finance ministers, the Greek finance minister announced his government will not be adding new measures to the public sector cuts and higher fuel taxes unveiled last week.
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