EU countries split over strict fiscal rules reform

This week on the Beyond the Byline podcast, we are discussing Ecofin after EU finance ministers met on February 14th in Brussels to exchange views on the EU’s debt and deficit rules.

What did the Commission propose for the reform of the EU governance framework? Why is it essential to combine national plans and a common European framework, and why is there a division between the southern and the northern European countries?

To break down what was discussed and what we can expect moving forward with the talks on the financial framework, I’m joined by Senior fellow at the economic think tank Bruegel, Gregory Claeys, and EURACTIV’s Economy and jobs editor Janos Allenbach-Ammann.

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