ECB Policy Clash, Central Banks’ Wild Year, U.S. Jobs: Eco Day

(Bloomberg) — Welcome to Monday, Europe. Here’s the latest news and analysis from Bloomberg Economics to help you start the day and week:


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European Central Bank officials are lining up in a policy clash over whether to add monetary support soon to head off any economic slowdown, or wait for stronger evidence that it’s neededThe ECB should keep up significant monetary stimulus, Governing Council member Pablo Hernandez de Cos saidThe U.K. and European Union are starting a key week of Brexit talks, with the bloc stiffening its demands over how any trade deal will be enforced after losing trust in Boris Johnson because of his attempt to rewrite last year’s divorce agreementCentral bankers who used to help bail out financial institutions in crisis have given almost $9 trillion this year to a motley crew amid the pandemicChina’s central bankers may need to pump more than 1 trillion yuan

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Teachers unions clash with governments over coronavirus school reopening plans

This time, the strike was averted. The government agreed to delay reopening and to add a framework for relocating teachers and student from schools that could not meet precautionary criteria, Maluleke said.

From picket lines to Zoom calls and even jail cells, the pandemic has thrust teachers unions to the forefront of the debate over education during the coronavirus pandemic. How to safely reopen schools has become a central question, with school closures affecting well over a billion students, according to the United Nations, in addition to economies and daily life for working families.

Around the world, there has been “a lot of brinkmanship” with governments, said David Edwards, the general secretary of Education International, a Brussels-based international federation of teachers unions. “Teachers unions are trying to find a way to get their kids safely back to school.”

During the pandemic, most near-strikes never came to pass, Edwards said. When

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