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This 2024 ought to see the second main issuance of Eurobonds, after the Nex Generation. The coverage isn’t mature: that’s the reason yesterday the European summit concluded in a generic technique to discover “all options” to finance Ukraine, its international and protection coverage. But the monetary urgency is exponential:

One. Survival of the Ukrainian State: Approved support of fifty,000 million euros to cowl it (1/2/2024). Part in credit and half in subsidies. These will come from the EU finances, which Brussels manages. They could possibly be used as a lever for broader Eurobond points.

Two. Weapons: Its manufacture, buy and supply is deployed in several devices (European Peace Support Fund, Law to Support Arms Production or the brand new European Defense Fund) that responded to totally different moments. That is why they’re poorly harmonized. In the transforming of its rules, its attraction to the frequent debt is mentioned.

Three. The EIB bazooka: develop the features of the European Investment Bank. Its rules exclude operations in these areas. The EIB is optimally financed in the marketplace by European bonds, even when they don’t seem to be “Eurobonds”.

Four. Confiscate Russian property, frozen in European entities (about 210,000 million euros). The plan is supported by the UN: decision 11/15/2022, which warns Moscow that it should “face” the consequences of its actions with financial “reparations.” Discarded for worry of reprisals (even when they have been with out authorized foundation). It can be extra innocuous to “use” these assets “as collateral [garantía] to raise funds for Ukraine,” postulates Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo.

Five. Use the returns from these property for direct support to kyiv, in response to High Representative Josep Borrell's plan, already partially underway.

Six. Issue eurobonds for 100,000 million, (plan of Estonia, France and a few others).

The financial logic underlying these plans is unappealable: the 27 can’t politically make social cuts, nor improve taxes individually: they’d stimulate the unrest conducive to the intense proper). Nor improve their debt: the renewed Stability Pact forces them to cut back it. Nor do they need to improve their contributions to the frequent finances. There is just one manner out: mutualized debt, left unchecked. Either that, or inanity.

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