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“Merkel will soften her stand”

By Alfredo Aranda, in Madrid| The proposal to centralise fiscal policies in the euro zone is perhaps the only initiative that has received the almost unanimous agreement of the EMU members, although it remains to be seen how it can be articulated. At Agenbolsa, analyst Paula Hausmann considers that this is a good option to restore confidence in the euro and stabilise shaken bond markets. But the big question remains: will…

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A week on Eurobonds

When all you can quote from those who apparently warm up to the prospect of euro zone’s bonds is this… “It’s imperfect and it would be difficult,” says Simon Tilford of the Centre for European Reform, a London think tank. “But it’s much less destructive, economically and politically,” than watching the euro collapse, he says. Although, that wouldn’t be accurate. There is this letter from the co-director at Coimbra Centre…