Transforming the euro-area’s bailout fund into a European Monetary Fund is a necessary step and one that could be among the next moves enacted as its members seek to strengthen the currency bloc, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said in an interview. His comments come as European Union finance ministers meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, are seeking to capitalize on a favorable shift in the political winds to make headway on uniting the bloc.
European Central Bank policy maker Ardo Hansson said he isn’t currently concerned about the strength of the euro as officials prepare to discuss how to wind down their bond-purchase program. The currency’s 12 percent gain against the dollar this year is largely a reflection of the region’s economic momentum, the Estonian central bank governor said in an interview in his office in Tallinn on Wednesday. The focus should instead be on crafting a policy message for the path of stimulus in 2018.
He and his colleagues on the Governing Council have pledged that the ECB will buy 60 billion euros ($70 billion) of assets a month until at least the end of this year. Draghi said in July that the ECB will start debating next year’s plan in the fall, but declined to say whether any decisions will be taken in September or delayed until later. Hansson said not everything has to be decided at once.
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