Bloomberg: The European Union is facing the greatest economic crisis since its inception in 1992

The Eurozone is sinking into the largest economic crisis in its history, as measures to curb the Coronavirus pandemic are putting most of the business world at a standstill, analysts write Bloomberg.

A European Union (EU) flag flies outside of the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Predictions of a bailout for the euro-area’s fourth-largest economy leave European Central Bank President Mario Draghi under investor pressure to today flesh-out his plan to tame borrowing costs by buying bonds. Photographer: Hannelore Foerster/Bloomberg

Bloomberg analysts predict the strongest economic crisis in the euro zone on the background of the actual stoppage of business activity due to the coronavirus.

Currently, the Business Activity Index, on the background of the pandemic reached its lowest level in Europe since 1998 and set an anti-record for all time observations.

This indicator was worse than during the 2008-2009 global economic crisis.

The European Central Bank made every effort to limit damage by large injections into the financial system, including an emergency bond purchase program worth 750 billion Euros (811 billion USD).

Governments have begun to increase commitments on budget expenditures and credit guarantees, trying to protect the economy until the worst of the pandemics has passed.

Bloomberg Economics estimates that the eurozone has experienced the largest decline in GDP since the creation of the monetary union.


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