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07 May 2015

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Deepening EMU – Round-up of Key Events – April 2015
Cyprus was ‘back on track’ with the programme after the foreclosure framework implementation, but for Greece, "time is running out". Studies shows the dangers of Brexit for businesses and insurance. ECB an EU Commission held a Conference on Financial Integration and Stability.   View Article


EurActiv: Juncker - If Greece leaves, Anglo-Saxons will try to break up eurozone
Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said that if Greece left the single currency area, the "Anglo-Saxon world" would try everything to break it up.  View Article
EurActiv: How British elections represent the state of Europe
The UK election matters not because of who wins, but because of how the marginal parties will influence British strategy on Europe and the existence of the UK itself, writes George Friedman.   View Article
British Influence: The next UK government must not let talk of a Brexit undermine its attempts to influence EU decision-making
Anand Menon writes there is a danger talk of a referendum on EU membership could undermine attempts by the UK to shape EU decision-making, which would be particularly undesirable given that the current EU agenda is more congruent with British interests than it has been at any time.  View Article
European Movement: Review of the Balance of Competences between the UK and the EU
The Senior European Experts published a summary of the main points that emerge from the review, firstly on the balance of competences in general, and then on British interests and future challenges in important areas of EU policy.  View Article


ECBC Responds to European Commission’s Green Paper on Building a Capital Markets Union
The European Covered Bond Council (ECBC) calls for the introduction of a new financial instrument in the European Union – European Secured Notes (ESN), to address a funding segment located between the traditional covered bond and high-quality securitisation.  View Article
Financial Times: Federal Reserve’s hesitation brings respite for emerging markets
US central bank’s decision on interest rate rise may change the shape of the global recovery, crushing hopes for a sharp rebound in the eurozone, while removing some of the gloom from the outlook for emerging markets.  View Article
EurActiv: Denmark announces plan to join EU banking union
A new report by the Danish Ministry for Justice presented on 30 April concludes that Denmark won't be giving up sovereignty by joining the EU's banking union. This means the country can proceed without having to first hold a referendum.  View Article


European Commission: 2015 Spring Economic forecast - Tailwinds support the recovery
Economic tailwinds from low oil prices to steady global growth strengthen Europe's economic recovery according to the Spring Economic Forecast.  View Article
EurActiv: Moscovici: Eurozone must tackle 'legacy debt', have its own budget
Eurozone countries have to find a way to deal with the high public debt built up during 2008-2012, and which puts European economies on divergent tracks, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday (6 May).  View Article

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CEPR: €-coin indicator records a further increase in April
The €-coin indicator rose in April, for the fifth month running, to 0.33 (from 0.26 in March). The indicator was mainly buoyed by the increase in industrial production and rising share prices.  View Article
Bruegel: Europe’s radical banking union
This essay presents the sequence of events that led to the inception of Banking Union in late June 2012 and takes stock on its current status of implementation and prospects.  View Article

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