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The International Monetary Fund would join the current bailout, Lagarde said, offering Athens a standby arrangement of less than $2 billion, the length of which will be tailored to match the end of the eurozone bailout in mid-2018.

Greece gets credit lifeline, IMF joins bailout

Eurozone governments threw Greece another 11th-hour credit lifeline yesterday night (15 June) worth $9.5 billion and sketched new details on possible debt relief as the IMF finally offered to help out after two years of hesitation

“We demand an ambitious European strategy which would pave the way for a harmonised and dynamic ‘ecosystem’ consisting of specific rules and general principles, capable of avoiding the fragmentation of the Single Market,” Danti said.

MEPs demand EU strategy to protect gig economy workers

The European Parliament is expected to adopt a draft report on Thursday (15 June) calling on EU and national authorities to ensure “fair working conditions and adequate legal and social protection for all workers” in the growing collaborative economy

His remarks echoed comments by officials who predicted on Monday that euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund would likely reach a deal that paved the way for new loans while delaying decisions on debt relief.

Moscovici sees deal on Greek loans, fair solution on debt

European Union Currency Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he expects Greece and its international lenders to reach a compromise deal on new loans this week and that a “fair solution” will be found on debt relief

Although it’s probably a stretch to ascribe the British electorate’s negative verdict on May’s appeal for a stronger Brexit mandate to shifts elsewhere in Europe, French voters’ massive rejection of populism by electing Macron to the presidency and giving him a landslide parliamentary majority has certainly been echoed in Britain.

Six lessons from Europe’s bounce-back

Europe’s bouncing back, say Shada Islam and Giles Merritt. If populism can best be described as the triumph of dangerously simplistic and short-sighted solutions to complex long-term problems, then the populists are being routed on both sides of the English Channel

We need robust and binding criteria for the ESG considerations above, or risk both national legislators and financial investors simply ignoring their investment’s impact, or reverting to greenwash. Current ESG criteria in financial legislation are consistently side-lined. In the Shareholder Rights Directive the ESG are included, but only on a ‘comply or explain’ basis. This approach leaves huge loopholes.

Commission must double efforts towards a sustainable financial system

Robust and binding criteria are needed to build sustainable capital markets or we risk that both national legislators and financial investors simply ignore their investment’s impact, or revert to greenwashing


Fake news: Europe needs a plan

By: EBR | Monday, June 12, 2017

A smart policy for the EU: reindustrialisation and the role of European champions

By: EBR | Friday, June 09, 2017

Populism in Europe: a primer

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 07, 2017

George Papandreou: ’European Union faces huge challenges’

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Green finance reaches EU policy ‘tipping point’

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Why did Corbyn rise so much?

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Italy: Snap elections in late September?

By: EBR | Friday, June 02, 2017

EU cybersecurity agency seeks funds and power to police attacks

By: EBR | Thursday, June 01, 2017

The defence of Europe comes before ‘European defence policy’

By: EBR | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Steps towards European digital market integration

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

By: EBR | Monday, May 29, 2017

Brexit ‘civil war’ spells end of Left-Right divide

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

R. Scoufias: TAP is a project of great importance for South-East Europe

By: EBR | Monday, May 22, 2017

Francois Lafond: More cooperation and long-term prospect in the Black Sea area

By: EBR | Friday, May 19, 2017

Hamakiotis: Innovation and entrepreneurship are the answer to the agricultural crisis

By: EBR | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Merkel and Macron: The new “2 M’s” power couple

By: EBR | Thursday, May 18, 2017

EU ombudsman O’Reilly: ’EU should start paying all its trainees abroad’

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

EU warns Turkey after it violates Greek airspace 141 times in one day

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sturgeon: Scotland wants to be EU member, but doesn’t want the euro

By: EBR | Monday, May 15, 2017

A Europe of different needs, not different speeds

By: EBR | Friday, May 12, 2017

Serbian FM: Albanian politicians are the main threat to Europe and the Balkans

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Concern voiced about alleged misuse of Interpol international arrest warrants

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Romania in the EU: A successful story

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The factors that will tell whether Macron’s win is a blip or a trend

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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