8th Dec 2023


German inflation 'could top 10 percent'

Germany's inflation rate could surge over 10 percent this autumn, the highest in 70 years, the country's central bank chief Joachim Nagel told the Rheinische Post on Saturday. His comments came just after Russian state gas giant Gazprom announced an unscheduled three-day shutdown of the key Nord Stream 1 pipeline that sends natural gas to Europe from 31 August to 2 September.

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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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