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Brussels Economic Forum 2011

This year's economic forum in Brussels, quite expectedly, is being held under the ongoing reforms of European Union's economic governance. Again, in the Belgian capital gathered together leading economists, politicians and analysts to discuss to what extent the undertaken by European institutions measures and national policies would lead to the stabilisation of the euro area. The topic of the forum this year is Rethinking Economic Policy in Europe. A New Era of EU Economic Governance. In this subject here euinside will publish materials from the most interesting statements and comments. And as this is an issue we follow closely, you can find on this website a rich archive of news and analyses.

6 July 2011 19:45 The EP and the Council argue again over the financial regulation

The European Parliament has adopted its position on OTC derivatives, short selling and investor compensations, while expecting lengthy disputes with the Council (the member states) over the three subjects. With regard to the short selling and derivatives, the final vote was postponed in order to ...

22 May 2011 23:09 The European rift

"The rift between Europe and its citizens is already there. Europe no longer registers well with many Europeans ... because of the disconnect between the European institutions and its citizens. ... Europe's institutions and its representatives are perceived as distant and technocratic, immersed ...

20 May 2011 09:02 European institutions are trying to limit speculation on the sovereign debt

While trying to get the debt crisis under control, saving three euro area countries, the EU is making efforts to regulate certain financial instruments, which are believed to be related to the increase of public debt - short selling and credit default swaps (CDSs). With short selling the seller ...

14 October 2010 11:06 The Commission is considering a tax on profits and salaries in the financial sector

If there would be a tax on financial transactions it should be global, because otherwise it would be more harmful then helpful, the European Commission says. The communication on financial sector taxation, presented by Tax Policy Commissioner Algirdas Semeta on October 7, shows that the Commissi ...

18 September 2010 09:39 European Commission: We must end "the Wild West" of the financial markets

Between the two parts of the phenomenal film "Wall Street" humanity experienced the rise and fall of virtual money. Buying and selling bonds that you do not even own, but earn from them, became the most attractive luxury gambling. People were easily securing a standard of living they dreamed of, ...

25 May 2011 12:13 Let there be light ... on the derivatives market

Shedding light on a market, that was completely in the shadows until recently; more transparency and more security - this was the way MEPs commented on the decision of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs to support the draft regulation, proposed by the European Commission for OTC deri ...

22 May 2011 22:44 Germany banged on the table: Less vacations, more work!

In perfect synchronous, but at two totally different scenes, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble criticised the countries of the southern periphery of the eurozone for working less but relaxing more. Both made clear that German solidarity was neither gratui ...

19 May 2011 14:14 Between europhilia and reality

Europe's efforts to tackle the debt crisis and to save its single currency indeed deserve admiration, but the reality is that there are member states that suffer from severe problems, which they still have not solved. This is one way to summaries the introductory remarks of EU Monetary and Econo ...

14 October 2010 09:33 Bulgaria is against new taxes on the financial sector

Taxation of the financial sector was one of the main issues during the informal Council of EU finance ministers in the end of September. And while on the issue of bank levies there was a general consent, things do not look the same with regard to a possible tax on the financial system. A short b ...

9 September 2010 11:37 The EU is almost ready with its new financial architecture

After the hot summer this year, the autumn in the European Union is beginning with no less heat. The start of the autumn season was given with several key events. One of the most important is that after a year of wandering, tackling unforeseen problems, disputes and negotiations, finally the Eur ...

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Euro area finance ministers are gathering together for a regular Eurogroup meeting. Main topics on the agenda - the implementation of all prior actions by #Greece and the preparation of the euro area summit in end-March. Stay tuned for live updates
12 March 2018 14:32
Adelina Marini #Eurogroup #Greece #Moscovici: It will be a major test of credibility for the rest of our discussions
12 March 2018 18:15
Adelina Marini
#ECB decided after today's Governing Council meeting to keep the key interest rates unchanged. Regarding non-standard monetary measures the ECB for the first time decided not to increase the pace of asset purchases in case of a need
8 March 2018 14:36
Adelina Marini #ECB #Draghi: Often there are unconscious biases that play a role
8 March 2018 15:18
Adelina Marini
#ECB The meeting of the economic committee of EP continues with a hearing of Luis De Guindos, who was elected by the #Eurogroup to be the next ECB vice president after the term of Vitor Constancio expires in June
26 February 2018 17:45
Adelina Marini #ECB De Guindos: Due to demographics and inflation hovering around 2% I think that the non-conventional measures could be modified later and they could become more conventional over time
26 February 2018 18:52

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