Category: News

Failing or likely to fail?

By CHRISTIAN STIEFMUELLER Barely a year after its launch, a new European law that was supposed to put an end to bank bail-outs looks set to be failing already. 20 billion Euro. This is the total size of the cheque the Italian government is getting ready to sign, once again, to bail out Monte dei …

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New Finance Watch report : “Representation of the public interest in banking”

Our ENLIGHTEN partner Finance Watch released on 7.12.2016 a new report entitled “Representation of the public interest in banking”. The report asks what blocks the public from participating in deciding what banks do and how they are regulated; it goes on to outline numerous policy proposals gathered from debate with wider civil society. Download report …

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Finance Watch Conference “Representation of Public Interest in Banking”

Why is the public interest such a low priority in banking? The public interest is not being properly represented in banking and finance: eight years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, the EU’s economy is weak and the banking system remains a threat to financial stability. In response, Finance Watch began a research project in 2015 to …

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Juncker’s State of the Union 2016

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, evoked in his State of the Union speech 2016 in front of the European Parliament in September in Brussels several aspects of EU economic governance : “Being European, for most of us, also means the euro. During the global financial crisis, the euro stayed strong and protected us …

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Opening GEM/ENLIGHTEN summer school conference on “Social Dialogue in the Crisis Aftermath”

In the framework of the GEM/ENLIGHTEN summer school taking place on 19-23 September, we invite you to attend the Opening conference on “Social dialogue in the crisis aftermath” Monday 19th September, 17h30-19h30 at the International Auditorium, International Trade Union House, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, No. 5 / 2 B-1210 Brussels See the summer school page Programme …

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