Euro “Will Collapse” As Is “House of Cards” Warns Architect of Euro

The Euro “will collapse” as it is a”house of cards” warned Otmar Issing, the founder and creator of the euro in an extraordinary interview on Monday.

In the explosive interview with the journal Central Banking, Professor Issing, said “one day, the house of cards will collapse”  as the European Central Bank (ECB) is becoming dangerously over-extended and the whole euro project is unworkable in its current form.

The founding architect of the monetary union has warned that Brussels’ dream of a European superstate will finally be buried amongst the rubble of the crumbling single currency he designed. Continue reading

Mario Draghi moves centre stage in Europe’s epic lurch to federalism

Successful completion of Europe’s experiment with monetary union demands federalist solutions. But these could yet end up tearing it apart

Rarely has the gulf that separates US from European monetary policy looked quite as wide as it does today, with the European Central Bank this week expected to sanction further easing even as the US Federal Reserve prepares to tighten – a great divergence which sees the two central banks, and their currencies, heading in opposite directions.

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