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Italy Proposes Sharing Unemployment Insurance Across Europe

Marco Valerio Lo Prete | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Marco Valerio Lo Prete

ROME -- The Italian government is proposing a new form of "risk sharing" in the eurozone. A European Unemployment Insurance scheme is an innovative form of "risk sharing" that can be supported by both progressive liberals and pro-market conservatives throughout Europe.

Merkel: Eurobonds Only Possible 'When Sufficient Controls Are In Place'

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

BERLIN, June 27 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, one day before a crunch European Union summit, that there were no qui...

Will Germany Lead?

Scott Malcomson | Posted 08.11.2012 | World
Scott Malcomson

At the Council on the Future of Europe, the dominant note was of nervousness at the state of Spain's financial system, combined with resolve to rally German opinion behind greater fiscal coordination and debt mutualization.

The Waiting Game

Irene Finel-Honigman | Posted 08.05.2012 | World
Irene Finel-Honigman

The first half of June will be hot, nervous and slow. This is neither a weather forecast nor a traffic report but a commentary on the timeline facing the EU.

Greece and the Eurozone: Weakness Brings Power

Rajan Menon | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Rajan Menon

These issues doubtlessly need to be addressed, but what's notable is the sea change in the conversation. Ideas that were once off the table are now being taken up by EU governments and organizations and Euro pundits. The austerity discourse no longer dominates. Why?

German Chancellor Rejects Euro Zone Bonds As 'Absolutely Wrong'

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel bluntly rejected euro zone bonds on Thursday as a solution to the currency area's sovereign debt...