Tag Archives: eurozone

The Battle for Italy (Continued)

The European Commission exposes Italy’s wishful thinking.

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Italy: The New Greece?

Is Italy’s crisis the new Greece? Is it just as bad? Or different? Could it take just as long to resolve it?

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EU Unemployment Reinsurance: Olaf Scholz`s Trial Balloon

Establishing a European Unemployment Reinsurance Fund carries the risk that it might be used to circumvent unpopular national-level decisions on structural reforms.

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Germany Finally Fit for the Euro

German fiscal bliss: Debt to GDP ratio can fall to 60% this year.

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Must Germany Have Yet One More Top Job in Europe?

A German as head of the European Commission? If this is unstoppable, leave the German man who is lined up for the post in Berlin. Instead, send a powerful German woman to Brussels.

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First Greece, Now Turkey?

Is Turkey entering a deep financial crisis just as Greece exits one?

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Italy and the Populists: Heading for an Even Hotter September?

It may take a further rise in Italian bond yields to remind the populist government’s leaders in Rome that their room for maneuver to operate with more debt is very limited.

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Turkey’s Economic Crisis: Does It Matter for the Eurozone?

A deep Turkish recession could lead to more migrants leaving Turkey for the EU. Currently more than three million Syrian refugees are living in Turkey.

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Less Europe?

The EU does not always need more members and deeper integration. Less could be more in the end.

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Italy: The Master of Its Fate

If Italy’s government tames its radical instincts it could be allowed to get away with a few things. But if it is confrontational with the EU it will be heading for trouble.

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