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Economic Report

De voor- en nadelen van eurobonds (Dutch)

Met een zekere regelmaat wordt gesuggereerd dat de lidstaten van de eurozone zouden moeten overgaan op de uitgifte van eurobonds. Dit zijn obligaties die door een centraal Europees agentschap worden uitgegeven ter financiering van de staatsschuld van de deelnemende landen. Wat zijn de potentiële voor- en nadelen van eurobonds?

Country Report

Portugal: weak reform momentum threatens feeble growth

Portugal continued to grow in 2015, after exiting the EU/IMF bailout programme in 2014, which signals a substantial increase of economic and financial stability. However, reform momentum is weak while the country still has many vulnerabilities.

Economic Report

The eurozone crisis - where are we right now?

The peripheral countries are at very different stages of economic recovery and rebalancing. Growth has returned and private and public balances have improved. Unemployment and public debt levels remain high, whilst part of the rebalancing may just be cyclical.

Economic Comment

Eurozone (debt) crisis: Country Profile Ireland

The build-up of large private sector imbalances related to a housing boom and the financial sector were the prime cause of the crisis. Ireland has successfully reformed its banking sector and economic performance is strong, but challenges remain.

Economic Comment

Eurozone (debt) crisis: Country Profile Portugal

Both high private and public sector debt prior to the crisis are to blame for the country’s deep recession and public debt crisis. It remains to be seen whether Portugal’s low growth problem has been addressed, with unemployment and indebtedness still very high.