The EU Commission published the next step in the E.U. Taxonomy in June 2020. It includes a proposal to make all large companies and listed SMEs disclose their alignment with the Taxonomy. This report provides an update on the latest developments.
The ECB has acquired a large part of the public debt of EMUs member states. This debt has lost its monetary significance. It would be a big mistake of future fiscal policy doesn't take this into account.
Special Dutch version
The EU Taxonomy is a new ‘green language’ that helps to identify sustainable investments. Large public-interest companies within the EU will soon be required to report which part of their turnover and expenditure is in line with this.
Can we just print extra money to tackle the corona crisis? We conclude that only seven (!) countries in the world meet our proposed MMT criteria: leaving aside the US, these countries need the rare combination of a sovereign currency, simultaneous fiscal deficit and current account surplus, plus good governance.
Economic Report Dutch version
The outbreak of the Coronavirus and the measures taken to slow its spread are affecting every sector in the Netherlands. Construction, agriculture, hospitality and transport are taking the hardest hit.