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Sylvie Goulard – Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
On the basis of the report[1] by the high-level group, chaired by Jacques de Larosière, last year the Commission tabled a package consisting of the creation of a European Systemic Risk Board, under the auspices of the European Central Bank, dealing with macro […]

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Godfrey Bloom – Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group
The concept of financial regulation across 27 countries most of whom have no experience of financial services is not just flawed but dangerous. The United Kingdom, yes the City of London, is the only world class centre for financial services in the European Union. This is […]

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Nikolaos Chountis – Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left
After the stock market and oil crisis in 1970s, the world economic system in general, and the financial system in particular, were based on three “pillars”: a) the collapse of the fixed exchange rates system, b) the internationalization and liberalization of […]

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Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou – Group of the European People’s Party
The end of this decade coincided with an enormous financial crisis, whose epicentre was the financial sector. Many would argue that all the mess that was brought forward because of the globalization of the markets could have been avoided, or at least its effects been mitigated, […]

Posted by Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou

As the Greek government continues to implement the three-year Stability and Growth Program agreed to with the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, the nature of the emerging working relationship with what is called the “troika,” deserves some additional attention.
While cooperation with the ECB has been well established from the […]

Posted by Bastian Jens