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Fast growth in 2021, but not for everybody
GIS Dossier: The dilemmas of the ECB’s monetary policy
Experts have long been gravely concerned about the negative side effects that could result from the eurozone’s prolonged ultra-easy credit. However, reversing the monetary policies of the European Central Bank has proven economically and politically risky. The coronavirus crisis has made the challenge even harder.
GIS Dossier: The shifting grounds of EU banking rules and supervision
Bank regulators are forced to close their eyes again to vulnerabilities that made the 2008 banking industry meltdown possible. They need to ensure that banks continue supporting the real economy during the pandemic. For instance, capital requirements are being softened and regulatory relief given so banks can lend as much as possible ...
Berlin could destroy the last vestiges of budget discipline in the EU
Once a staunch defender of financial responsibility in the eurozone, Germany has thrown its support behind the European Commission’s ill-conceived, unwarranted and politicized spending scheme to aid the eurozone’s economy.
The German constitutional court’s courageous ruling was necessary
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe made history on May 5, 2020. The justices found that the European Central Bank could have acted outside its remit by purchasing government debt. Accordingly, the court suspended the Bundesbank’s participation in the ECB’s program.
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Problems at the European Central Bank
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