Former Polish vice-minister of finance and bank chief economiss call for Germany to lead an exodus of the eurozone's strongest economies, to save the European Union
Banking union will be key to avoiding a repeat of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, writes Bank of Finland economist; dealing with the ‘legacy' of weak balance sheets is a ‘key open issue'
European Council set to meet in Brussels to discuss economic policy change and the Greek crisis; Barroso reveals finance ministers agree to raise European Financial Stability Facility fund
EU Commission proposal for credit rating agencies to give sovereigns three days’ notice of a rating change causes “grave concerns”
Stark says European Monetary Union failures contributed to situations in Greece, Ireland and Portugal; calls for end to emergency stimulus policies
After a near crisis in 2006, the central bank and its new governor are stocking to an inflation target of 4% for end-2007. Could this be the year Turkey finally convinces the world it has achieved sustainable non-inflationary growth? Justin Keay reports
The two islands have got their fiscal houses in order and are looking to join the euro in 2008, writes Justin Keay
Prospects for adopting the euro remain remote for many EU countries in Central and Eastern Europe, and in the Baltics, writes George Kopits
New research suggests Britain and other European countries that have not adopted the euro have nevertheless benefited from it nearly as much as insiders, without giving up policy autonomy
Sky-rocketing lending is a real worry for policymakers, but with one eye on the euro, their options are limited writes Dubravko Mihaljek
Central banks of the euro area have the challenge of redefining their national roles. Maxwell Watson suggests approaches that build on their existing authority and expertise.