The expectations could not have been higher. After the election of Emmanuel Macron in France, there was hope that the euro zone could finally press ahead with an overhaul of its economic governance, which would make it more resilient in a crisis. The contours of the planned deal were very clear: fiscally conservative countries, such as Germany, would agree to greater "risk-sharing," for example setting up a joint scheme to guarantee deposits or a “rainy day” fund to help countries facing a shock.
While European leaders will meet in two weeks to discuss a range of subjects linked to the future set up of the euro zone, the real tes will be in June, when they are expected to take more concrete steps. In particular, two areas will show whether the euro zone is willing to make real progress: The first, is whether leaders agree to strengthen the "single resolution fund," a common pot of money which is used to restructure banks in trouble, for example by letting it have a credit line to the ESM.
Italy’s election results pose a major challenge for the country and the rest of the European Union. The vote resulted in a hung parliament and saw the rise of two anti-establishment parties: the League and the Five Star Movement. The economic policies of these two parties -- which include deep tax cuts and lavish spending pledges -- would add to Italy’s enormous public debt and put Rome on a collision course with its European allies.
@dsquareddigest@gualtierieurope@EP_President@FT I could point to a whole literature showing the disastrous effects the misallocation of capital in Italy had on productivity growth and innovation - but I don't think even that would convince you!
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