Why do the Maastricht criteria compare budget deficits and public debt with GDP rather than budget revenues? That’s a good question.
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Eurozone reform has appeared stymied by the tension between purportedly abstemious northern and spendthrift southern members. It needn’t be.
Peter Bofinger argues MMT provides intellectual justification for a ‘whatever it takes’ fiscal response to potentially the biggest global postwar economic challenge
More monetary-policy easing is still a one-club approach—fiscal support is also needed at EU level.
The coronavirus crisis has exposed the shared vulnerability of Europe’s interdependence. Time to turn that into a strength.
The Covid-19 crisis may have set the stage for a debt meltdown long in the making, starting in the Asian economies on the front lines.
The spread of Covid-19 has called into question—once again—the frailties of the European Union.
The EU has always advanced on the back of crises. The Covid-19 outbreak represents a chance to pools resources towards a co-ordinated fiscal policy.
The coronavirus is not a natural disaster but the outcome of a system of agriculture subordinating animal, and human, welfare.
The human effects of the coronavirus are paramount. But what will be its impact on a medium-sized economy such as that of the UK?
The European Council failed to agree last week on a new budget. The optimum MFF cannot emerge from zero-sum bargaining.
There has been little honest reflection within the European Commission about the eurozone crisis. Until now.