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Elections 23-01-2017

Italy reviews new electoral law as old problems pile up

After a turbulent first month in office, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni could learn this week how much longer his government might last when the constitutional court reviews the validity of Italy's election law.
Euro & Finance 26-08-2016

Moody’s: Poland risks credit downgrade, divestment, over democracy deficit

Global ratings agency Moody's warned Thursday (25 August) that an escalating constitutional crisis in Poland is threatening to hurt investment in the EU's largest eastern economy and could affect its credit rating.
Euro & Finance 11-01-2016

Greece set for major credit rating upgrade

In the event of a “positive” first review of Greece’s third bailout programme, its struggling economy will be upgraded by rating agencies, a capital market specialist has told EURACTIV.
Euro & Finance 20-11-2012

Moody’s downgrades France’s credit rating

Moody's stripped France of its prized triple-A badge yesterday (19 November), cutting the sovereign credit rating on Europe's No. 2 economy by one notch to Aa1 from Aaa, citing an uncertain fiscal outlook and deteriorating economy.
Euro & Finance 04-09-2012

Moody’s lowers EU debt rating outlook

  Moody's has lowered the EU’s triple A rating outlook to negative, warning it might downgrade the bloc if it decides to cut the ratings on the EU's four biggest budget backers: Germany, France, UK and Netherlands.
Euro & Finance 24-07-2012

Spain pushed to the brink of full bailout

Spain's economy sank deeper into recession in the second quarter, its central bank reported, as investors spooked by a funding crisis in its regions pushed the country ever closer to a full bailout. Meanwhile, Moody’s downgraded Germany’s outlook to negative over fears that the eurozone crisis is far from over.
Euro & Finance 13-07-2012

Moody’s cuts Italy credit rating by two notches

Moody's surprised markets today (13 July) by downgrading Italy's government bond rating by two notches to Baa2 and warned it could cut it further, piling on pressure just hours before the country launches its latest bond sale.
Euro & Finance 07-06-2012

Parliament to dismiss plans for European credit ratings

MEPs are likely to reject the idea of a European approach to credit rating and have delayed a vote on the issue, highlighting difficulties in implementing a European Commission proposal that many lawmakers argue is unrealistic.
Euro & Finance 19-10-2011

Spain downgrade ups pressure on EU to act

A double-notch downgrade to Spain's credit ratings yesterday (18 October) has put more pressure on European leaders to make rapid progress on solving the region's debt crisis or face unbearable borrowing costs.
Euro & Finance 05-10-2011

Moody’s slashed Italy credit rating

Moody's lowered its rating on Italy's bonds by three notches on Tuesday (4 October), saying it saw a "material increase" in funding risks for euro zone countries with high levels of debt and warning that further downgrades were possible.
Euro & Finance 31-03-2011

Commission questions Greek S&P rating downgrade

The European Commission questioned Standard & Poor's latest downgrade of Greece, saying yesterday (30 March) it did not share the rating agency's view and had concerns about how credit rating agencies functioned.
Euro & Finance 18-05-2010

Barnier to pin credit rating agencies under EU thumb

EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier has told EU finance ministers today (18 May) how he plans to put credit rating agencies under the thumb of an EU agency, blaming the uncertainty in financial markets on the downgraded ratings of Greek and Portuguese debt.
Euro & Finance 07-05-2010

Moody’s sees banking contagion in eurozone debt crisis

Moody's rating agency yesterday (6 May) warned of a severe risk of contagion as it expects the euro zone's debt crisis to destabilise the banking sector in several EU countries.
Euro & Finance 05-05-2010

EU says will probe rating agencies

The European Commission has told credit rating agencies to watch their step when judging a country's financial health, saying they would probe their work and could even set up a central agency to take over this job.