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By Giuseppe Eusepi, Friedrich Schneider

This booklet makes a invaluable, analytical contribution to contemporary debates at the ongoing institutional adjustments happening in the ecu Union. It presents a accomplished and numerous perception right into a number of parts, together with in-depth stories of financial, financial and vote casting matters, to aid elucidate the present interval of transitional switch.

The authors argue economic structure is vital to aid remedy the deficits and accounts that member international locations face because of welfare country financing. additionally, they suspect that the profitable implementation of a financial structure is the major to a extra coherent institutional surroundings for Europe as a complete. even if financial associations in the european have already secured a level of constitutional resolution within the kind of the euro, they warn that its stabilizing energy shouldn't be over priced: the eu vital financial institution has but to adventure monetary crises like these confronted via the Federal Reserve financial institution. The authors circulation directly to suggest a brand new parliamentary layout for Europe and verify the benefits for the elite of a small kingdom to affix the ecu, in comparison to the inhabitants at huge.

This quantity comprehensively explores the swiftly altering institutional configuration of the european, utilizing either qualitative and quantitative techniques. will probably be required interpreting for students of public selection, and people with an curiosity in political economic system and ecu integration. it's also a superb sourcebook on ecu associations and would offer invaluable complementary analyzing in various undergraduate and postgraduate classes.

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2. On the whole, developments seem to be positive for the period from 1998 to 2000. Indeed, before the downturn of economic activity beginning in 2001 defi­ cits decreased in all countries. In this sense, the Maastricht Conditions and the Stability Pact may have had a positive influence. But first, the public debts of France, Germany and Austria stagnated, and that of Greece even increased slightly. Second, the Belgian, Italian and Greek debts as a percentage of GDP are still much higher than the strict application of the Maastricht criteria would have required.

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6. R esearch Department, Banca d’Italia. The views expressed in this chapter are those of the authors and do not represent those of the Banca d’Italia. The authors wish to thank Professor Sergio Steve for his comments and suggestions. The economic policy framework of EMU is extensively examined in Buti and Sapir (1998) and in Brunila et al. (2001). The theory of fiscal sustainability and its links with EMU fiscal rules are reviewed in Balassone and Franco (2000a); see also the papers in Banca d’Italia (2000).

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