Silvia Merler

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“We could have raised €233 billion, which is a sign of the great market interest and trust towards the EU as an issuer,” EU budget and administration commissioner Johannes Hahn told a news conference. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

In uncertain times, investors cast about for ways to keep their money safe. Until now, the benchmark for such an investment has been German bunds: the(...)

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte (right) and labour minister Luigi Di Maio  ahead of a confidence vote on the government’s programme  on  June 6th, 2018.  Photograph: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Frankfurt’s European Central Bank doesn’t do forgiveness. Like the corner shops of old, there should be a sign up in the lobby: “Please don’t ask for (...)

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Even as Europe grapples with the repercussions of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, a dispute over tens of billions of euro is also threateni(...)