"Debt default does not automatically mean an exit of Greece from the eurozone"
cep economist Matthias Kullas says the slow progress in the negotiations between Greece and its creditors indicate that the government is actually prepared to allow a debt default...read more
"Wednesday's press conference will be a tightrope walk for Draghi"
cep economist Van Roosebeke: It will be interesting to see if ECB President Draghi will comment on a possible smaller size or premature end of the bond buying program...read more
Russia says Greece could become major European gas transit hub
cep energy expert Moritz Bonn doubts that Turkish Stream will prove more lucrative for Gazprom than abandoned South Stream project...read more
ECB's Mersch: Could trim asset purchasing program if inflation picks up earlier
cep economist Bert Van Roosebeke says Mersch's announcement can contribute to keeping inflation expectations anchored...read more
EU checks whether Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy illegaly underwriting banks
cep financial market expert Bert Van Roosebeke says question whether deferred tax assets can be core capital is complex...read more
ECB's Lautenschlaeger doubts effectiveness of bond-buying program
cep economist Matthias Kullas warns that programs also carries large risks...read more
EU's Sefcovic to broker further gas talks with Russia and Ukraine mid-April
EU Commission Vice President aims to extend discount on Russian gas prices for Ukraine...read more
Greece fails to reach initial deal on further aid in talks with EU and IMF
cep economist Matthias Kullas tells German national broadcaster Deutschlandfunk that the EU needs to keep the door open for Greece to eventually make the reforms necessary to qualify for further financial aid...read more
"Greek crisis makes conflict of interest inside ECB visible"
cep financial market expert Bert Van Roosebeke: European banking supervision head Nouy has to be prepared for tough questions in ECON committee on conflict of interest between monetary policy and banking supervision in ECB...read more