Whittaker, John (2011): Intra-eurosystem debts.
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Germany is a reluctant supporter of the EU funds which are being used in the ‘bailout’ of Ireland, and it insists on strict ‘austerity’ conditions, concerned about risk and moral hazard.
However, through its central bank, Germany is lending €325bn (December 2010) to other central banks in the eurosystem. The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has borrowed €146bn from the eurosystem in order to support its banks.
This ‘bailout’ of Ireland via the eurosystem is larger than its official EU ‘bailout’ (€146bn as against €67bn) and much cheaper (1% interest as against 5.8%), but it exposes Germany to similar risks.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Intra-eurosystem debts|
|Keywords:||eurozone operations; TARGET2;|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E42 - Monetary Systems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System; Payment Systems
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E58 - Central Banks and Their Policies
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E52 - Monetary Policy
|Depositing User:||John Whittaker|
|Date Deposited:||17. May 2012 11:45|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 01:25|
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