About: sovereign debt

Andrew Duff
Global Europe 14-01-2016

The Frankfurt Protocol: Calling for a new treaty for the eurozone

Faced with a series of unprecedented difficulties, the EU has little choice but to move forward swiftly to the next stage of integration. The way to do that is through treaty change, argues Anfrew Duff in his latest pamphlet 'The Frankfurt Protocol'.
Euro & Finance 12-09-2014

Vulture funds could hold crisis-hit EU nations to ransom

The UN General Assembly’s landmark resolution to create a legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring will change how future debt crisis are managed. Although European Union countries are vulnerable to vulture funds, which recently held Argentina to ransom, some EU nations voted against, writes Bodo Ellmers.
Euro & Finance 28-02-2011

Why Europe needs automatic haircuts

The euro zone requires automatic "haircuts" to accompany its bailouts as the currency union cannot be maintained without market discipline, writes Hans-Werner Sinn, an economist at the University of Munich.
Euro & Finance 27-10-2010

The structure of institutional reforms

EU member states must stop claiming that the euro is in crisis and follow stricter budgetary rules, argues Jürgen Stark, former vice-president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and a member of the executive board of the European Central Bank.
Euro & Finance 24-09-2010

Rebuilding euro governance

Leaving greater scope to financial markets is the best way to achieve the original aims of the euro, writes Niels Thygesen, professor of economics (emeritus) at the University of Copenhagen and a former independent member of the Delors Committee on Economic and Monetary Union in 1988-1989.
Euro & Finance 16-08-2010

Can we regulate systemic risk?

It is worth trying to regulate whatever has made the global economy highly unbalanced and vulnerable to further crises, writes Michael Spence, a Nobel laureate in economics, professor emeritus at Stanford University and chair of the Commission on Growth and Development.

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