Quotation Breuss, Fritz. 2013. Towards a New EMU. Wien, April 2013: Amazon Kindle eBook. http://www.amazon.com/Towards-a-New-EMU-ebook/dp/B00CBZBNLM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367223833&sr=8-1&keywords=Fritz+Breuss




The global financial and economic crisis in 2008/09 followed by a Euro crisis (not a crisis of the Euro but a sovereign debt (and/or banking) crisis in some Euro area member states)forced to reforms of the asymmetric policy design of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Starting with ad hoc rescue operations for Greece, followed with more systematic assistance in the cases of Ireland, Portugal and Spain as well as with a new deal for Cyprus a whole bunch of reform steps were necessary to make the Euro area 'crisis-proof' for the future. Whether the measures taken are already enough to make the EMU better functioning in future crises is an open question. Nevertheless, the crisis proved to act like Schumpeter's 'process of creative' destruction: the old (not crisis-proof) institutional set-up has been gradually changed towards a more centralized fiscal policy at EU/Euro area level via a new structure of EMU economic governance. Besides the improvement of the policy instruments of the 'Economic Union' of EMU, also the ECB with its monetary policy entered more and more into the role of a 'Lender of last resort' of the banking sector. More far-reaching plans (those of Barroso and of Van Rompuy) are already on the table which should transform the European Union (EU) from a 'Fiscal and Transfer Union' over a 'Banking Union' into a genuine EMU with the final goal of a 'Political Union', not to mention the 'United States of Europe' (USE).


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication eBook/chapter in eBook
Language English
Title Towards a New EMU
Location Wien, April 2013
Publisher Amazon Kindle eBook
Year 2013
URL http://www.amazon.com/Towards-a-New-EMU-ebook/dp/B00CBZBNLM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367223833&sr=8-1&keywords=Fritz+Breuss


Breuss, Fritz (Details)
Department of Economics (Badinger) (Details)
Europainstitut (Badinger) (Former organization)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5115 European integration (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
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