European monetary union

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Eurozone economy shrinks by record 12.1% due to coronavirus
Data reveals contraction in second quarter wiped out more than decade of expansion

Larry Elliott Economics editor

31, Jul, 2020 @1:07 PM

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With its recovery deal, is the EU finally starting to act like a unifying force? | Shahin Valléee
The huge economic boost breaks important political taboos, and suggests a willingness for more integration, says economist Shahin Vallée

Shahin Vallée

22, Jul, 2020 @4:35 PM

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Jolt to eurozone as German court warns against central bank stimulus
Fears ruling could undermine ECB’s authority to ward off the financial crisis and spell end of quantitative easing

Phillip Inman

05, May, 2020 @2:18 PM

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EU strikes €500bn relief deal for countries hit hardest by pandemic
Compromise reached after Netherlands relents on ‘economic surveillance’ of beneficiary nations

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

09, Apr, 2020 @10:35 PM

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Fear and mistrust as eurozone ministers debate reconstruction
‘Coronabond’ proposal for debt sharing threatens to derail meeting of countries still haunted by fallout from 2008

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

06, Apr, 2020 @5:53 PM

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ECB U-turn shows it fears coronavirus could destroy eurozone project
Bank now realises Europe will sustain grievous economic damage from Covid-19

Larry Elliott Economics editor

19, Mar, 2020 @11:54 AM

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Italy will be Europe's canary in the coalmine for the post-Covid economy | Marchel Alexandrovich
All eyes will be on the southern European state to see if the ECB’s measures will prevent a health emergency becoming an economic one, says economist Marchel Alexandrovich

Marchel Alexandrovich

17, Mar, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Fed bids to shore up confidence after worst week in 12 years
Pledges of help from EU, China and Germany plus declaration of US emergency helped the S&P 500 to surge back after a torrid week

Larry Elliott, Jasper Jolly and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

13, Mar, 2020 @11:08 PM

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Christine Lagarde under fire for ECB coronavirus response
Comments from central bank’s chief labelled a ‘catastrophic failure’ by eurozone economist

Phillip Inman

12, Mar, 2020 @11:02 PM

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Coronavirus could cause crash on scale of 2008, Lagarde warns
ECB boss calls on EU governments to support their economies or risk collapse

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

11, Mar, 2020 @11:40 AM

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Draghi bows out at ECB with warning on eurozone weakness
Mario Draghi blames slowing global economy, Brexit uncertainty and recession fears in Germany

Phillip Inman

24, Oct, 2019 @5:59 PM

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The Guardian view on eurozone populism: fight it with fiscal firepower | Editorial
Editorial: The nationalism that taps into people’s angst and dislocation can be effectively challenged with a bazooka of a eurozone budget

Editorial

01, Oct, 2019 @5:40 PM

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