German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said that eurozone finance ministers had agreed on a package of measures to reform the European Stabilization Fund (ESM). “The ESM reform strengthens the euro and the entire European banking sector,” said Scholz, whose country currently holds the EU presidency.
According to the agreements, a new “safety cushion” for European banks, the Single Resolution Fund will take effect two years earlier, in particular in 2024.
The ESM was set up by 19 eurozone countries in 2012 to save member states from bankruptcy in the wake of the European debt crisis that began in 2009. Its total capital is 705 billion euros.
However, the states contributed only 80.5 billion euros to the ESM, and provided guarantees for the remaining amount. Germany contributed € 21.7 billion to the European Stabilization Fund and provided € 168.3 billion in guarantees.
Thanks to these funds, ESM can provide money to financial markets on very favorable terms. During the European debt crisis, ESM loans were received by Greece, Spain, Cyprus, etc.
The ambassadors of the G7 countries stressed the importance of swift action to resolve the situation in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. In particular, they assessed Ukraine’s actions in this direction. They said this during a meeting with Verkhovna Rada Chairman Dmytro Razumkov. The G7 ambassadors said that swift action was needed to resolve the […]Next
New maximum possible amount for calculating the cash will be installed since January, 4 this year by National Bank of Ukraine. It will now be the ultimate indicator of 50 thousand UAH instead of the previous 150, according to the source delo.ua. These rules are specified in the decision № 407 of the National Bank […]Next
China in addition to the purchase of the coal business in Australia, aims to get the appropriate transport infrastructure for the supply of its raw material in many corners of the world, reports Bloomberg. Acquisition of Australian Yancoal Australia Ltd. (which is a part of Chinese coal-mining giant Yanzhou Coal Mining Company), a controlling stake […]Next
US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware will consider the appeal of the Metinvest company about the restructuring of Eurobonds. US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware appointed for February 9 meeting on the treatment Metinvest BV (Netherlands), the parent company of Ukrainian mining and metallurgical group Metinvest to authorize the US proposal for the restructuring of its Eurobonds […]Next
Ukrainian company SkyUp Airlines opens new foreign routes departing from Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv. On Tuesdays and Fridays flights are scheduled from Kiev to Belgrade and Stockholm, on Thursdays and Sundays in Bratislava, on Wednesdays and Sundays in Amman, on Mondays and Thursdays in Colombo, on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Dubai. From Lviv on Wednesdays […]Next
A recent study by the Law Society of Scotland has shown a 42% pay gap between female solicitors and their male counterparts, despite women representing half of the legal profession in Scotland. The Law Society found that from the age of 36, women are paid a lower salary, on average £18,000 less, than men of […]Next
Ihor Doroshenko has been left in the predetention center. The appellate court of Kyiv rejected a request of Ihor Doroshenko, an ex-chairman of the board of Mikhaylovsky bank to be entitled to plead and left it in the predetention center — the press service of Appellate court of the Kyiv city reports. Therefore, the judge’s […]Next
The famous American billionaire George Soros decided to invest to the development of Ukrainian IT-sphere. On the 18th of November 2015, he spoke about buying the part of the Horizon Capital in IT company Ciklum, and a certain amount of assets of Majgaard Holdings Ltd, which is owned by the head of Ciklum Torben Maygaarda. […]Next
The German company Leoni AG will build a plant in Kolomyja, Ivano-Frankivsk region. This was reported by Dmitry Romaniuk, the head of the department of European integration and the development of tourism in Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration. “The German company Leoni AG will build a new plant in Ivano-Frankivsk region (Kolomyja) and will create 8150 […]Next
Recently, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine allowed the company NAP II Holdings B.V. (Netherlands), controlled by the NCH Capital (USA) to acquire more than 50% of the shares of two agricultural enterprises in the Khmelnitskyi region. This is stated on the AMCU website. The permission granted for the purchase of the shares of the companies […]Next
Recently, one of the plants of Lviv, which operates in the agricultural sector, has become bankrupt. This refers to the agricultural machinery plant “Lvovselmash” that the Commercial Court of Zaporizhia region declared a bankrupt and opened the liquidation procedure. Last month, in February, the Commercial Court of Zaporizhia region ordered the reopening of the bankruptcy […]Next
The “Auchan” network won a lawsuit against the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in the case of cartel retailers. In April 2015 the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine made a decision on the most massive and scandalous case in the food retail market – the cartel of 14 retailers, which, according to the AMC, has led to […]Next
The Ukrainian “KVV group” put in dead storage its Liepajas KVV metalurgs plant in Latvia because of the crisis in the steel industry and the failure of the negotiations with the Latvian government. “The management of the ” KVV group” forced to take this decision in view of the continuing long-term negative factors, that impede […]Next
The court satisfied the claim of the state-owned PrivatBank to Agroterminal and decided to collect UAH 1 billion in debt from it as a guarantor of Boryvazh. This is stated in the decision of the Commercial Court of Odessa region. According to court materials, PrivatBank terminated the loan agreement due to the debtor’s breach of […]Next
“MTS Ukraine” (Vodafone Ukraine), telecommunication company reached an agreement with “Ukrtelecom” about buying mobile operator “TriMob”. As noted, the the transaction amounted to about $ 120 million (3 billion UAH). According to one source , negotiations about the deal began since the spring of last year, when the “MTS Ukraine” has sold its fixed network […]Next
The officials of the mobile operator “Kyivstar” deliberately evaded of the payment of taxes in the amount of over 2.3 billion UAH by the fictitious business operations in 2014, testify the conclusions of the inspection. This is stated in the message of the management of public relations and mass media to the General Prosecutor of […]Next