7th Dec 2023


Commission budget head becomes Spain's economy minister

Nadia Calvino, the European Commission's director general for budget, was appointed Tuesday Spain's economy minister under the new social-democrat prime minister Pedro Sanchez. Calvino's appointment comes as Spain is set to become the last eurozone country under a procedure for excessive deficit given the procedure against France is to be closed in the coming weeks. Sanchez has already committed to follow the budget prepared by his conservative predecessor Mariano Rajoy.

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Spain's Nadia Calviño backed to be EIB's first female chief

With less than a month to go before the start of a new leadership of the European Investment Bank, the world's largest multilateral lender, the path seems finally clear for one of the candidates, Spanish finance minister Nadia Calviño.


Is there hope for the EU and eurozone?

While some strengths may have been overlooked recently, leading to a more pessimistic outlook on the EU and the euro area than the truly deserve, are there reasons for optimism?

Polish truck protest at Ukraine border disrupts war supplies

Disruption at the Polish-Ukrainian border by disaffected Polish truckers is escalating, potentially affecting delivery of military aid to Ukraine. A Polish request to reintroduce permits for Ukrainian drivers has been described as "a shot to the head" during war.

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