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During a news conference in Warsaw some weeks before the parliamentary elections, Beata Szydło, then deputy leader of Poland’s conservative Law and Justice party and now designated prime minister, called on the Polish government to abandon the idea of adopting the euro and promised that her government’s first decision would be to close down the… » read more

Posted by Paolo Vacca

At the meeting of the European Council at the end of June, the Presidents of the European Commission, European Central Bank, European Council and Eurogroup are expected to submit a “Report on Preparing for Next Steps on Better Economic Governance in the Euro Area” requested by the European Council in December 2014. The report follows… » read more

Posted by Paolo Vacca

A clash of titanic national illusions is at play in the critical negotiations between the new Greek government and the Eurogroup on the future of the financial assistance program to Greece. It is an illusion for the Greek government to believe that it can escape its obligations to the other Eurozone countries that have financially… » read more

Posted by Paolo Vacca

There we go again with questions, this time on the future of the Eurozone. Yet again. After 7 years of financial and economic strain, are we still wondering what a monetary union really is and what it needs to succeed in the long-run? At the informal meeting of the European Council yesterday evening in Brussels,… » read more

Posted by Paolo Vacca