Category Archives: Euro crisis

Will a president Macron be able to reform the eurozone?

European financial markets are already betting on the victory of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in the country’s May 7 second-round election. Are investors right to believe that the eurozone – the monetary union of countries that have incorporated … Continue reading

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Finally, some good economic news from the Eurozone – but will it last?

Finally, good news from the Eurozone. Unemployment rates fell to 9.5% in February 2017. According to Eurostat, this is the lowest rate since May 2009. The 19 countries that have adopted the common currency are thus returning back to the unemployment level … Continue reading

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Impressions from the Jean Monnet Workshop “Financial Globalization and its Spillovers”

Links to the videos of the keynote speeches by Benoît Cœuré and Barry Eichengreen and the subsequent panel discussions can be found here. Moreover, links to the workshop website, the speeches and some foto impressions can also be found here. The … Continue reading

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Benoît Cœuré on Euro Area Exit Options

Reuters titles “Letting countries leave euro zone would break ECB policy: Coeure” in their coverage of the event  “25 Years after Maastricht: The Future of Money and Finance in Europe“, held at Maastricht University on February 16, 2017, which was part of the … Continue reading

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Benoît Cœuré: Keynote Speech on Sustainable Globalisation: Lessons from Europe

In his keynote speech at the special event on “25 Years after Maastricht: The Future of Money and Finance in Europe“, held at Maastricht University on February 16, 2017, which was  part of the Jean Monnet Workshop “Financial Globalization and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Jean Monnet Workshop “Financial Globalization and its Spillovers”

On 16-17 February a top-level Jean Monnet workshop on “Financial globalization and its spillovers -monetary and exchange rate policy in times of crises” will take place at TH Köln, organized by Harald Sander, Ansgar Belke, Joscha Beckmann and Stefanie Kleimeier. The workshop … Continue reading

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Rebalancing EU governance could help rebuild support for the EU

The impact of Brexit on the future of the EU lies in the hands of European policymakers. In a best case scenario, Brexit will serve as a forceful push toward reforming European governance. The British vote has highlighted the political … Continue reading

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