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Christine Lagarde prepares sweeping review of ECB’s strategy (FT)

December 9, 2019 | File Under: , ,

” Process will put her stamp on the central bank and seek to resolve recent divisions.” – by Martin Arnold

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Congress, Nord Stream II, and Ukraine (The Brookings Institute)

November 25, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“It will prove difficult for Congress to make Europe cut its dependence on Russian gas.” – by Steven Pifer

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Brexit Limbo Strikes Again (Politico)

October 23, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“For the first time in more than three years since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, a majority of British MPs accepted an exit plan.” – by Emilio Casalicchio and David Herszenhorn

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U.S. to Tax European Aircraft, Agriculture and Other Goods (NY Times)

October 3, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“The Trump administration said Wednesday that it would impose tariffs on European aircraft, French wine and cheese, Spanish olive oil and other goods starting Oct. 18, after the World Trade Organization granted the United States permission to tax as much as $7.5 billion of European exports annually.” – by Ana Swanson

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Negative interest rates, by country (FT)

October 1, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Today, Jean Pierre Mustier, chief executive of Italian lender UniCredit, called for banks to stop complaining about negative rates.” – by Thomas Hale

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ECB tiering little relief for squeezed banks (IFR)

September 16, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“Another European Central Bank stimulus package looks set to keep eurozone interest rates negative for longer and tighten the squeeze on the region’s banks, heaping more pain on German lenders in particular.” – by Gareth Gore and Steve Slater

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Meet the commissioners (Politico)

September 11, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled her picks for the next European Commission.” – by Lili Bayer, Hannah Brenton et. al

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EU disunity on US’s anti-Nord Stream 2 push (Politico)

August 6, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“The European Commission doesn’t like the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. But it also doesn’t like the idea of the U.S. imposing sanctions to stop the Russia-backed project.” – by Anca Gurzu

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Greece Liked to Underestimate Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Now He’s Prime Minister (New York Times)

July 8, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Mr. Mitsotakis, who was quickly sworn in on Monday and was expected to name his cabinet later in the day, will need to win over those who believe he lacks the competence to deal with the complexities of Greece’s huge economic and social challenges.” – by Matina Stevis-Gridneff

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Populism, The European Elections, and The Future of E.U. Foreign Policy (War on the Rocks)

June 18, 2019 | File Under: , ,

“The most dangerous outcome of populist influence in the European Parliament is that the European Union will become paralyzed and irrelevant on the international scene, assuming the European populists are not able to develop a coherent project aimed at founding an alternative European Union.” – by Maya Kandel and Caroline Gondaud

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