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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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Podcast: Brexit, quantifying kleptocracy & why Panama Papers is tip of offshore iceberg

In our June 2016 Taxcast: how different could the lives of those in poverty have been without secrecy jurisdictions? We give you the very latest estimates on the missing trillions offshored from the world’s developing regions. Also: Brexit and the special interests behind it: “Nakedly, brazenly, they’re pushing the City of London’s deregulated, criminal approach …

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Anti-tax, anti-regulation sirens already emerging after Brexit

Just before the Brexit vote we quoted Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about what might happen in a post-Brexit Britain: “If you’re anti-regulation fantasists to begin with, you start going down the path, ‘Oh we can become an even more offshore center. We can become the Cayman Islands writ large, or …

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