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Update on ECB's Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme

June 5, 2020
On March 18, the ECB unveiled a temporary program to purchase up to €750 billion in public and private-sector securities until the “crisis phase” of the COVID-19 crisis is over, but at least until the end of 2020. The Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) is an expansion of the ECB’s Asset Purchase Programme (APP), a package of asset-purchase measures that the ECB initiated in 2014 to support monetary policy. The PEPP, like the earlier APP, includes programs to buy sovereign debt, covered bonds, asset-backed securities , corporate bonds, and commercial paper. As with the APP, the ECB will make available for lending any securities that it purchases under the PEPP. Continue reading “Update on ECB's Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme”

EU Expands Temporary Framework For State Aid to Allow Recapitalization

May 14, 2020
On May 8, the European Commission (EC) approved new measures under the Temporary Framework for State Aid, which allow Member States to purchase equity and subordinated debt from non financial companies. The EC will allow recapitalization measures through June 30, 2021, a time period six months longer than other measures under the Temporary Framework. Continue reading “EU Expands Temporary Framework For State Aid to Allow Recapitalization”

EU Programs Supporting non-EU Countries

May 13, 2020
On April 22, the European Commission approved a €3 billion macro-financial assistance (MFA) program to ten neighboring countries outside the European Union for a period of one year to help them cover their immediate financing needs. Like the €20 billion Team Europe strategy announced earlier, this helps demonstrate the EU’s solidarity with other countries in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “EU Programs Supporting non-EU Countries”

Multinational Organizations’ Efforts to Assist Countries through COVID-19 crisis

May 6, 2020
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and other multinational organizations have announced plans to make hundreds of billions of dollars available to emerging markets in response to the COVID-19 crisis. But their own experts have said these funds will probably be insufficient, and they have collectively released only a small fraction of that amount so far. Continue reading “Multinational Organizations’ Efforts to Assist Countries through COVID-19 crisis”