European Economics

European Economics Update

11 June, 2019

Should we worry about “mini-BOTs”?

The Italian government issuing so-called “mini-BOTs” to pay public sector arrears would fuel speculation about Italy’s future in the euro-zone. It seems unlikely that this will happen over the next year or so. But there is a risk that Italian policymakers resort to increasingly-radical measures in the longer term, including issuing a parallel currency.

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