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  • Verhofstadt: Merkel, Hollande squabble like children

    Interview | EU Elections 09 27-06-2012

    Time is running short to make a jump towards federalism - to avoid a complete collapse of the euro, Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the liberal ALDE group in the European Parliament, tells EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • Leaders in stark warning over euro zone ‘survival’

    News | Euro & Finance 01-06-2012

    In an unusual departure from traditional EU language, European Commission vice-president Olli Rehn and Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti have issued dramatic warnings yesterday (31 May) on the euro zone, while European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi openly admitted that the common currency was fighting for its survival. 

  • Barroso prepares calendar for ‘more EU integration’

    News | Future EU 31-05-2012

    European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has said he will propose a roadmap and "calendar" for more European integration at the next summit of EU leaders on 28-29 June, without discarding the possibility of a treaty change aimed at injecting more federalism into the Union.

  • EU prepares for ‘new stage’ in economic union

    Special Report |  Video | Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 24-05-2012

    European leaders will discuss plans for deeper economic integration in the euro zone at their next meeting in June, after an inconclusive summit yesterday (23 May) saw open divergences between France and Germany over how to restore the EU's sluggish economic growth. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy will present a report exploring ways to deepen economic integration in the euro zone when EU leaders hold their next meeting on 28-29 June.

  • Sweden’s Reinfeldt warns EU against ‘creative accounting’

    News | Euro & Finance 24-05-2012

    Ahead of yesterday's EU summit, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt criticised both the 'project bonds' and the 'Eurobonds' that were put forward as a way to relaunch the European economy.

  • ‘Project bonds’ launched as an experiment

    News | EU Priorities 2020 23-05-2012

    In the absence of an agreement for launching Eurobonds, the EU institutions agreed yesterday (22 May) to launch the first ‘project bonds’ as a pilot project to boost investment in energy, transport and the digital economy.

  • OECD: Eurozone crisis threatens world recovery

    News | Euro & Finance 22-05-2012

    The OECD called on EU leaders today (22 May) to ease the pace of austerity, saying aggressive budget cuts to curtail the eurozone's debts threaten to suck the currency area into a downward spiral that could spill over into the global economy.

  • Hollande to push ‘Eurobonds’ debate at EU summit

    News | Euro & Finance 21-05-2012

    French President François Hollande said he would promote the idea of mutualised European debt at an informal summit in Brussels this week, increasing pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to drop her opposition to the proposal.

  • Hollande to have first date with Merkel

     Video | Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 15-05-2012

    They will meet in only a few hours. The new French president Francois Hollande has already warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he wants growth to be the way out of the crisis.

  • Parliament kick-starts frozen eurobond debate

    News | Euro & Finance 16-04-2012

    The European Parliament is set in the coming weeks to reinvigorate the ongoing debate on eurobonds, pushing for the common issuance of eurozone-backed state securities as a means to counter the ongoing public debt crisis.

  • Euro Monitor: Which countries are best placed to exit the crisis?

     Video | Promoted content | Economic governance 15-03-2012

    The economic and financial crisis has revealed a number of weaknesses in the economic governance of the EU's economic and monetary union.
    The EU and its Member States have taken a series of important decisions that will mean stronger• economic and budgetary coordination for the EU as a whole and for the euro area in particular. Thus, in May 2011, the Member States agreed to establish a rescue mechanism worth €750 billion to protect the euro from collapsing under the weight of accumulated debt.

  • ‘Disastrous’ bond sale shakes confidence in Germany

    News | Euro & Finance 24-11-2011

    A "disastrous" German bond sale yesterday (23 November) sparked fears that Europe's debt crisis was starting to threaten even Berlin, with the leaders of the euro zone's two biggest economies still at odds over a longer-term structural solution.

  • Brussels seeks powers over eurozone budgets

    News | Euro & Finance 24-11-2011

    The European Commission tabled a raft of new proposals yesterday (23 November) aimed at drawing a line under the eurozone debt crisis by granting Brussels sweeping new powers to scrutinise national budgets and, in extreme cases, "administer" countries struggling with uncontrollable debt levels.

  • Commission buys time on eurobond proposal

    News | Euro & Finance 22-11-2011

    The European Commission will issue a 'green paper' on Wednesday (23 November) examining the scope for the introduction of eurobonds as a way to tackle the eurozone debt crisis. But the public consultation it will launch is unlikely to result in concrete proposals until next year, an EU official said.

  • Barroso to table eurobond blueprint

    News | Euro & Finance 17-11-2011

    Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced yesterday (16 November) in the European Parliament that his office would table next Wednesday a  proposal on ‘stability bonds’, which are otherwise known as eurobonds.

  • Barroso unveils ‘connecting Europe’ infrastructure plan

    News | Transport 20-10-2011

    Aiming to re-launch growth and job creation, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso unveiled yesterday (19 October) a proposal to raise €50 billion for projects in the transport, energy and telecoms sector, using so-called "project bonds".

  • Parliament hails Barroso’s eurozone plan

    News | Euro & Finance 13-10-2011

    The leaders of the four largest groups in the European Parliament have strongly backed a plan by Commission President José Manuel Barroso to deal with the eurozone crisis, strengthening his position ahead of a crunch EU summit later this month.

  • Socialists: ‘Weathervane’ Barroso signals Europe’s left turn

    News | Elections 05-10-2011

    Commission President José Manuel Barroso is a 'weathervane' who is embracing Socialistic positions to tackle the eurozone crisis because he sniffs that "three big EU countries are turning to the left", prominent Socialists said yesterday (4 October).

  • Wroclaw: Euro ministers struggle to find way out of crisis

     Video | Promoted content | Euro & Finance 16-09-2011

    Is this informal Ecofin meeting in Poland really bringing Europe closer to solving the euro crisis?
    It looks like nothing has been achieved. No new measures have been agreed here in Wroclaw, but that's just the way things go at informal meetings like this one.
    Greece underlined its commitment to meet its fiscal targets for this year and next. That also not a major new development.

  • Goodbye Eurobonds

    Opinion | Euro & Finance 15-09-2011

    Despite growing calls to introduce Eurobonds as a way out of the euro zone's debt crisis, August 2011 might well be remembered as the month during which the idea of Eurobonds was murdered by the Italian political system, argues Daniel Gros, director of the Centre for European Policie Studies (CEPS).

  • Barroso vows to present ‘options’ on euro bonds soon

    News | Euro & Finance 14-09-2011

    The European Commission will present options soon for the introduction of euro area bonds, its president José Manuel Barroso said on Wednesday (14 September), urging a decisive move towards greater economic integration to drag the euro zone out of the debt crisis.

  • Europe on verge of political breakdown

    Opinion | Euro & Finance 12-09-2011

    Instead of worrying about difficult medium to long-term issues like Eurobonds and a fiscal union, the euro zone's leaders should focus on the immediate problems of recapitalising its banks, giving Greece breathing space and restarting economic growth, argues Barry Eichengreen.

  • Lawmakers near breakthrough on economic ‘six-pack’

    News | Euro & Finance 08-09-2011

    The European Parliament is getting closer to a breakthrough on the 'six-pack' of economic governance legislation, Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the liberal ALDE group, told Brussels journalists yesterday (7 September).

  • The trouble with Eurobonds

    Opinion | Euro & Finance 25-08-2011

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel successfully stood up to pressure from southern Europe and there will be no Eurobonds. This is a disappointment for markets, but for indebted countries the only way to rebuild is to patiently pursue policies of debt discipline and an end to lax budget constraints, argues Hans-Werner Sinn.

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