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COVID-19 and the future of central banking
Leadership Challenges 2020: European Central Bank torn between policy and politics
With the governing body of the European Central Bank bitterly divided over monetary policy at the times of political pressure and economic uncertainty, new President Christine Lagarde faces an extraordinary challenge of putting Europe’s most important financial and regulatory institution back on an even keel.
Question marks over the ECB’s governance
When Sabine Lautenschlaeger became the fourth representative of Germany on the ECB governing bodies to resign on former President Mario Draghi’s watch, the issues of his legacy and the collegiality in the EU’s central bank have come to the fore. Growing doubts over the bank’s stimulus policies combined with ignoring ...
The promises and risks of the EU’s single safe asset project
The launch of a Sovereign Bond-Backed Security (SBBS) is advocated by EU leaders as the best way to overcome the flaws inherent in the monetary union, which became notably obvious after the euro debt crisis of 2009. The SBBS is supposed to offer European investors new reliable stores of value, ...
25 years after Maastricht, the euro is worth rescuing
It was Brussels’ misguided political agenda of an “ever-closer union” and economic “harmonization” that brought the euro into its current trouble. The common currency is worth salvaging. It can work fine and be of great benefit to the European community if put on sound macroeconomic and institutional footing.
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Problems at the European Central Bank
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