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  • France open to new EU ‘solidarity’ treaty

    Future EU 01-10-2012

    France is open to the idea of a new European Union treaty to deepen integration if it is deemed necessary for new "solidarity" mechanisms in the bloc such as debt mutualisation, said French Minister for European Affairs Bernard Cazeneuve.

  • Hollande sticks to his guns, calls for EU debt pooling

    Euro & Finance 29-08-2012

    France’s President François Hollande has insisted that the European Union needed more solidarity and a system for debt mutualisation, a position which fell foul of Germany’s insistence that this should only happen after countries agree to greater fiscal oversight from Brussels. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Merkel on eurobonds: ‘Not in my lifetime’

    Euro & Finance 27-06-2012

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to bury once and for all the idea of common eurozone bonds yesterday (26 June), as Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti repeated calls to use the EU's bailout funds to ease pressure on Italian debt.

  • Leaders in stark warning over euro zone ‘survival’

    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’

    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.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Parliament kick-starts frozen eurobond debate

    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.

  • ‘Disastrous’ bond sale shakes confidence in Germany

    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

    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.