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Empirical Review of EU Asset Relief Measures in the Period 2008-2012

Yassine Boudghene, Stan Maes


With this article, we empirically review the asset relief measures for the roughly € 1 trillion of “toxic assets” that have been implemented by EU Member States since the start of the crisis. We summarise their main features with regard to nature of the covered assets, asset relief tool (asset guarantee versus asset purchase), risk sharing features between the beneficiary bank and the State, State remuneration, etc. Our findings are the following: (i) the bulk of covered a


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