Friday, December 7, 2012
The False Promise of a Eurozone Budget
Centre for European Policy Studies
December 2, 2012
In this new CEPS commentary, CEPS Director Daniel Gros takes a closer look at the US experience to point out that the federal budget provides much less insurance against state-specific shocks than widely assumed, while the US banking union act as a very powerful shock absorber. Accordingly, he argues that the euro’s long-term stability depends far more on completing plans for a European banking union than on the introduction of a fiscal capacity for the eurozone.
Read the Commentary (PDF)