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Emergency Fiscal Action Debated to Cushion Global Virus Shock

Emergency Fiscal Action Debated to Cushion Global Virus Shock

Governments struggling to contain the global economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak face mounting calls to unleash a major fiscal stimulus that could help cushion the blow.
Brussels Edition: Declaring War on Cancer

Brussels Edition: Declaring War on Cancer

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Brussels Edition: Goodbye and Not Auf Wiedersehen

Brussels Edition: Goodbye and Not Auf Wiedersehen

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Lagarde Urges ECB Silence on Strategy Review Before Announcement

Lagarde Urges ECB Silence on Strategy Review Before Announcement

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has written to policy makers asking them to refrain from publicly discussing the institution’s impending strategy review and its parameters before she
Gobiernos y bancos centrales preparan estímulos ante el riesgo de recesión

Gobiernos y bancos centrales preparan estímulos ante el riesgo de recesión

Alemania valora inyectar hasta 50.000 millones sobre su economía si la economía empeora
El socialista Timmermans se pone en cabeza para lograr presidir la Comisión Europea

El socialista Timmermans se pone en cabeza para lograr presidir la Comisión Europea

Los líderes europeos se reúnen este domingo para decidir los altos cargos de la UE
Merkel's Furious Allies Vow to Stop Macron's EU Power Grab

Merkel's Furious Allies Vow to Stop Macron's EU Power Grab

The European Union’s center-right alliance is determined to defy French President Emmanuel Macron in the race to nominate the next EU Commission chief, according to senior party officials.
Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf, Chamber Comes Out: Weekend Reads

Tensions Rise in Persian Gulf, Chamber Comes Out: Weekend Reads

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Macron Pays ECB's Weidmann Backhanded Compliment: Summit Update

Macron Pays ECB's Weidmann Backhanded Compliment: Summit Update

European Union leaders are looking ahead to an emergency summit next weekend to try and break a deadlock over who’s going to lead the bloc’s key institutions after they failed at an all-night session
Brussels Edition: Who Gets What?

Brussels Edition: Who Gets What?

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A Guide to Where Leaders Stand in Horsetrading for Top EU Jobs

A Guide to Where Leaders Stand in Horsetrading for Top EU Jobs

For the first time in the European Union’s history the top jobs are being contested all at once, from who leads the European Central Bank to who heads its executive arm. It’s a complicated Rubik’s
France to Focus on Top EU Post, Easing Weidmann Path to ECB

France to Focus on Top EU Post, Easing Weidmann Path to ECB

European Union (EU) flags fly in front of the European Commission Berlaymont building in Brussels.
Mini-Bills Spring From Italy's Creative-Currency Tradition

Mini-Bills Spring From Italy's Creative-Currency Tradition

Young Jens Weidmann was puzzled. While vacationing with his family in Italy during the late ’70s, the future Bundesbank president wondered why locals sometimes used phone tokens in lieu of actual
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Angela Merkel’s EU Candidate to Replace Juncker Is Struggling

Angela Merkel’s EU Candidate to Replace Juncker Is Struggling

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s candidate for the European Commission is running out of time and luck, raising the prospect that she may need to change tack and prioritize the European Central
Weidmann, el caballo a batir en la sucesión del BCE

Weidmann, el caballo a batir en la sucesión del BCE

El alemán, líder de los ‘halcones’, gana terreno en la carrera por el puesto de Draghi, pero despierta furibundas críticas por su oposición a las medidas que salvaron el euro
Draghi Keeps Rate Card Close to Chest as QE Plan Nears End

Draghi Keeps Rate Card Close to Chest as QE Plan Nears End

Whatever Mario Draghi says about the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program this week, he’s not likely to provide much more clarity about his plans for interest rates.
Weidmann Signals Openness to Succeeding Draghi as ECB President

Weidmann Signals Openness to Succeeding Draghi as ECB President

Jens Weidmann signaled he’s open to succeeding Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank chief’s strongest hint so far that he wants the job.
Germany’s Finance Minister Says Keep Talking to Help Avert Trade War

Germany’s Finance Minister Says Keep Talking to Help Avert Trade War

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said one of the ingredients for avoiding a trade war is to ensure that all sides don’t stop talking to each other.
German Economy Zips Along as Trade and Spending Drive Growth

German Economy Zips Along as Trade and Spending Drive Growth

Germany’s robust economic upswing extended into the fourth quarter, buttressing growth in the euro area as policy makers prepare to wind down stimulus.