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The Banking Union

In June 2012, the EU leaders have agreed to undertake a big step forward in the deepening of the integration of the Union by creating a banking union. In spite of the huge ambition with which the EU leaders started back then, the construction is going on slowly and hesitantly and along the way some of the bolder ideas are dropping off. How did it all began and how is it moving forward you can follow in this special subject we have dedicated on the banking union.
12 October 2017 13:54 ESM To Transform into a European Monetary Fund

This year is on its way to repeat the ambition of 2012 when the construction of the banking union started and when the permanent rescue fund of the euro area was created. That was the year when a big step in the euro area integration was made and in the EU at large. After a five-year deadlock in ...

16 February 2016 20:25 Draghi: An Unclear Agreement with UK Could Have Systemic Consequences

Three main subjects dominated the regular hearing of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi in the European Parliament's economic committee -  the negotiations with Great Britain, the latest offensive of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi aiming at eliciting more concessions fro ...

2 February 2016 08:31 Banking Resolution Is Now Available in Uncertain Legal Environment

The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) is not yet fully transposed and the different legislation in member states pose a risk to the work of the second pillar of the banking union, which is in full operation since January 1st. Those are some of the problems, laid out by Single Re ...

7 January 2015 17:23 Bulgaria Cannot Participate in the 1st Pillar of the Banking Union Without Being Part of the Second

On 1 January 2015 has started functioning, although not at full steam, the second pillar of the banking union - the single resolution mechanism for failing banks. In November 2014, the European Central Bank (ECB) has assumed its new supervisory functions and as of the beginning of this year the ...

31 March 2014 18:43 Finally a Compromise about the Banking Union's 2nd Pillar which Finds EU Treaties Completely Exhausted

The good news with which the spring began in the European Union is that, finally, an agreement has been reached on the second pillar of the banking union - the single resolution mechanism (SRM) for failing banks - which is to undergo final approval by the European Parliament at its las ...

26 July 2016 13:53 Brexit Awoke an Echo of the Euro Area Crisis

In the first days following the June 23 referendum in Great Britain, in which voters decided that their country should leave the European Union, economic data showed the presence of a far stronger economic shock for the United Kingdom, than for the EU. A month after the publishing of t ...

13 February 2016 12:48 A Rise of Anti-Disintegration Moods in EU

The week (February 8-12) got to a running start with anti-disintegration actions. As early as the evening before the start of the work week (Sunday) the leaders of Germany and France met informally in Strasbourg to discuss the future of the EU, whose survival is under threat. This set the tone f ...

11 December 2015 12:37 Ideological Clash in ECOFIN on the Deposit Insurance Scheme

A real verbal shootout exploded between the ECB and Germany on December 8th, when the Council of finance and economy ministers of the EU (ECOFIN) discussed for the first time the proposal of the European Commission regarding the third pillar of the banking union – the European De ...

16 July 2014 14:09 Joining Banking Union Isn't a Panacea

After consultations with the parliamentary political parties, Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev announced [in Bulgarian] a surprising piece of news, namely that a full consensus had been achieved an immediate procedure to be launched for Bulgaria's accession in the Single Supervisory Mechani ...

12 March 2014 10:57 Wolfgang Schäuble: European Parliament's Peremptory Tone Is Unacceptable

"The Clock is ticking", wrote on March 10th Corien Wortmann-Kool, a member of the European Parliament from the EPP (The Netherlands) on Twitter on the occasion of the then upcoming new round of negotiations in the trilogue among the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council on the seco ...

 
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Adelina Marini
In its latest #CVM report on #Bulgaria the @EU_Commission justifies the lack of progress with the political instability earlier this year. The government, however, is praised for its continuity and ambition for reforms and the responsibility for the non-implementation is transferred to the parliament. Bulgaria is still far from fulfilling the benchmarks can be concluded from the report, which you can find here euinsi.de/xN16
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The European Commission has just presented its autumn economic forecast which is much more optimistic than in the spring. The economy of both the euro area and the EU will grow in 2018 by 2.1% and by 1.9% in 2019. In the spring, the Commission predicted economic growth of 1.8% for 2018 and 1.9% for 2019. You can read the entire document here or stay for details euinsi.de/3F55
9 November 2017 11:51
Adelina Marini #AutumnForecast Inflation in the euro area is expected to be 1.5% this year and for next year the forecast is for 1.4%. In 2019 it is expected to climb up to 1.6%
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