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Europe’s path to Mexico’s debt crisis

The moderate increases in the European Central Bank’s interest rates are far from being brutal but the writing is on the wall that Europe’s monetary party is about to end, and Southern Europe has remarkable parallels to Mexico and Latin America in the 1980s. [...]

Big rouble in little Europe

Europe will face difficult monetary conditions for years to come. If the bank is unlucky, inflation expectations will solidify, and rapid price increases will become a permanent feature for the Eurozone. [...]

The next Euro crisis has just begun

Just as Europe’s economies are emerging from the Covid-19 recession, the next big European crisis is already visible on the horizon. It is just not clear what kind of crisis it will be: another debt crisis, an inflation crisis, or a combination of both. [...]

The Eurogroup would not want to start from here

The great irony is that Donohoe now gives Germany a Eurogroup President who embodies Berlin’s own policy inclinations like no other. And yet, the new president will not help with Germany’s goal of keeping the Eurozone united during its stewardship of the EU this year. [...]

Brace for European financial Armageddon

Not even Friedman could have foreseen a systemic, multi-layered crisis as the one we are witnessing today. And though he predicted the euro’s eventual failure, he did not tell us what would happen afterwards. We still do not know the answer to that. But we will soon find out. Brace yourself. [...]