Biden’s dilemma, The role of the European Central Bank
Tuesday 11 August 2020 – Vol. Ed. 33.3
Commentary: Fealty versus ability
By Darrell Delamaide in Washington
Joe Biden has a dilemma. He wants a running mate who is loyal but able to step in as president if Biden is incapacitated. Thus, that person must be ambitious. There is speculation that, given his age, he would be a one-term president. The vice-president would have a head start in launching a campaign to succeed him. How can a vice-president do for Biden what he did for Barack Obama, when she is campaigning for president.
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Meeting: Economic and monetary union and the role of the European Central Bank
Panellists discuss whether the European Central Bank, in the 22 years since it was established, has met its goals and those of economic and monetary union. They assess whether the ECB and EMU are departing from their founding principles. Speakers also look at what further political and fiscal action is needed to complete monetary union, and whether this can be achieved in the next three to five years.
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