Time for a stronger and more sustainable Economic and Monetary Union

By |februar 14th, 2020|Economic and Monetary union, European Central Bank, News|

Despite continuous efforts by all decision-makers to reform and strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) believes that its architecture still remains to be completed, writes Stefano Palmieri.

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Parliament urges ECB to put climate at heart of strategy review

By |februar 13th, 2020|Christine Lagarde, ECB, European Central Bank, News|

EU lawmakers have called on the European Central Bank (ECB) to put climate change at the centre of the bank’s review of its monetary policy strategy this year, endorsing the bank’s chief vision for “gradually eliminating” carbon assets. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.

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EU Central Bank should step up its climate act, French MEP says

By |januar 15th, 2020|COP25, ECB, European Central Bank, News, Paris Climate Agreement, Pierre Larrouturou|

In an interview with EURACTIV France, socialist MEP Pierre Larrouturou deplored the meagre €7.5 billion proposed in the European Commission's Just Transition Fund. To finance EU climate action, he suggests some of the ECB's "easy money" could fuel the European Investment Bank (EIB) instead of going into private banks.

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Germany’s incoming ECB board member opposes pumping cash into green assets

By |december 31st, 2019|European Central Bank, Germany, Isabel Schnabel, News|

The European Central Bank should not favour so-called "green" assets in its multi-trillion-euro bond-buying programme or its work as bank supervisor, incoming ECB board member Isabel Schnabel said in an interview published on Monday (30 December).

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Inflation, climate, jargon: ECB launches major review

By |december 9th, 2019|Christine Lagarde, ECB, European Central Bank, News|

The European Central Bank's new president Christine Lagarde has announced that the Frankfurt-based institute will soon undertake a strategic review, its first since 2003.

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German central banker pushes back on calls for ECB to fight climate change

By |november 29th, 2019|ECB, European Central Bank, News|

Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann on Thursday (28 November) batted back calls for the European Central Bank to take a bigger role in protecting the environment, saying it was up to goverments and not the ECB to fight climate change.

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All signs point towards recession in Germany

By |september 12th, 2019|Draghi, ECB, Economy, European Central Bank, Germany, News, recession|

The ifo Institute for Economic Research has lowered its forecast for Germany's economic growth for 2019 and 2020. Instead of the previously predicted 0.6%, the institute now expects a 0.5% growth rate for 2019. A potential hard Brexit and escalation of...

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European Central Bank should ‘gradually eliminate’ carbon assets, Lagarde says

By |september 5th, 2019|Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank, green bonds, green deal, News|

The European Central Bank should phase out climate-warming investments by preferring green bonds, Christine Lagarde said as she pitched to become the bank’s first female president.

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Austrian chief economist: ‘A lot can still be done to complete the euro zone’

By |maj 7th, 2019|Austria, Banks, ECB, European Central Bank, interest rate, National Bank, News|

The Austrian national bank (OeNB) hosted its annual conference on 20 years of the euro on 2 and 3 May. In an interview with EURACTIV, the bank's chief economist explains how the euro zone debt crisis changed the economic "tool box" of the EU currency a...

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ECB reshuffle: The EU can do better than gentlemen’s agreements behind closed doors

By |januar 21st, 2019|Benoit Coeuré, ECB, Economic governance, European Central Bank, European Parliament, Mario Draghi, News, Peter Praet|

Appointments to the European Central Bank's Executive Board are no less than a strategic and political decision over the future of the Eurozone. But experience has shown this process is not transparent, open, and democratic enough to protect the ECB fr...

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