António Costa. European recovery fund “is not a new troika”

Regarding this economic plan that must be submitted for approval by the European Council next July, António Costa considers that it is a program “very balanced from the point of view of subsidies, loans and the solution found for a joint debt issue” . In this sense, the Portuguese Prime Minister sees the next European […]

Merkel ready for significantly higher EU budget

Berlin / Madrid Three days before the EU summit, a compromise is emerging as to how EU states particularly affected by the corona crisis could be given more support. You can imagine a significant increase in the EU budget and bonds backed by guarantees from member states, said Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday. According […]

The Eurobonds battle: solidarity and fiscal rigor

It is difficult to draw analogies with the European Union.It doesn’t work like a government, nor like the rest of international organizations. Its treatises, practices and mechanisms have been outlined in a very concrete way, so that often, from the outside, the procedures and results are interpreted completely opposite to how it is done from […]

German stubbornness and the end of the EU (

The shadows of three men can be seen at the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) on a video wall under the words “Our Money”. Photo: dpa / Arne Dedert In view of the Corona crisis and the foreseeable economic consequences, a number of European countries, including the countries most currently affected, have once […]

Corona-Bonds: “There are no winners in this crisis”

AEU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni also adheres to the rules for social distancing – and gives interviews on the phone. “These video conference days are funny,” says the Italian politician. “The only advantage is that nobody can stand it for long and the meetings are therefore often shorter. And that is extremely […]