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9 September: informal ECOFIN discusses fiscal capacity

September 9, 2016

External presentations were given at the informal ECOFIN, one of which was based on a paper by Brueghel on the prerequisites of a euro area fiscal capacity.

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16 february: EP adopts resolution on euro area budgetary capacity

February 17, 2017

During the EP's plenary session, a resolution prepared by MEPs Reimer Böge (EPP, DE) en Pervenche Berès (S&D, FR) was adopted on a budgetary capacity for the euro area. The resolution states the following principles: "The transfer of sovereignty over monetary policy requires alternative adjustment mechanisms such as the implementation of growth-enhancing structural reforms, the […]

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Upcoming ADEMU Conference: How Much of a Fiscal Union for the EMU (18-19 May, Madrid)

May 12, 2017

See for more details here.

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