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By toonpool.com

Politicians are said to care only about fighting to survive until the Friday prior to elections. Economists and governors, instead, are supposed to care about the economic cycle and the survival of an entire country. I have already exemplified this point when talking about sovereigns’ crisis. The fact that politicians’ behaviour is selfish is arguable, but that it brings detrimental effects is a statement, demonstrated by history.

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By toonpool.com

‘Eurobonds’ are securities denominated in a foreign (respect to the country of issuing) currency. Then, why everybody is so concerned, especially now days, about something that exist since 1963 – when Autostrade issued in Italy for the first time 60.000 bonds denominated in U.S. Dollar? Well, the ‘Eurobond’ we are talking about is also called ‘stability bond’, a government’s bond, denominated in euro, issued jointly by eurozone states. Again, ‘what’s the point?’, we all know sovereign is issued also, if not primary, through traded securities. The point here is what is underlying the issues of common government securities, i.e. interest rates and collaterals.

 

In this series of articles, we will explain what Eurobonds are, why there are so many concerns around them and if they could be developed someday soon. In particular, we will go through European peculiarities and we will analyse all viable options to face extreme conditions as it is for COVID-19.

 

Someone tried to bribe Germany

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rethinking_people

The Covid-19 crisis highlights the unescapable weaknesses of the grounds of the European project. History is calling us, asking for inevitable changes for a better future, leaving behind what has already been proved not to work.
For this reason, we propose some measures which face the inconsistencies of the institutional and economic system of the European Union, both for the most effective response to the emergency and for a medium-long run horizon.

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rethinking_people

La crisi innescata dal virus Covid-19 ha messo in risalto le debolezze strutturali della costruzione del progetto europeo. La portata storica di questo avvenimento ci pone davanti ad inevitabili cambiamenti che occorre governare e indirizzare con forza, cogliendo l’occasione di lasciarsi alle spalle ciò che già da prima aveva dimostrato di non funzionare.
Le proposte che avanziamo intendono far fronte alle carenze del sistema economico-istituzionale europeo sia per un’efficace gestione dell’emergenza sia per una sua trasformazione nel medio-lungo periodo.

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By toonpool.com

‘Eurobonds’ are debt securities denominated in a currency foreign to the country of issuing. Then, why everybody is so concerned, especially nowadays, about something that exists since 1963, the year when Autostrade issued the world’s first 60.000 Eurobonds denominated in U.S. Dollar? The answer is simple: the same word is also used to define another concept. The ‘Eurobond’ we are talking about is also called ‘stability bond’, a government bond, denominated in euro, issued jointly by the eurozone states. How is it different from the usual sovereign debt?
The point here is what is underlying the issues of common government securities, i.e. interest rates and collaterals.
In this series of articles, we will explain what Eurobonds are, why there are so many concerns around them and if they could be developed someday soon. In particular, we will go through European peculiarities and analyse all viable options to face extreme circumstances  as it is for COVID-19.

Why everybody messed up with debt

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