European Stability Mechanism (ESM)

What is European Stability Mechanism (ESM)?

European Stability Mechanism (ESM) definition and meaning on Finance terms:
An intergovernmental organisation established by the euro area countries on the basis of the Treaty establishing the European Stability Mechanism. It is a permanent crisis management mechanism for the euro area which issues debt instruments in order to finance loans and other forms of financial assistance to euro area countries. The ESM entered into force on 8 October 2012. It has an effective lending capacity of