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Beyond QE for People: Introducing Positive Money Europe

After three years of activity, the QE for People campaign is transforming itself into Positive Money Europe, an organisation whose mission is to make monetary policy and the banking system support a fair, democratic and sustainable economy.

European Parliament calls on ECB to raise its game

In a report adopted this week, the European Parliament warns against the limits of quantitative easing and pressures the ECB to be more transparent and accountable.

The appointment of ECB board members is in urgent need of reform

A group of notable academics including Thomas Piketty and Michel Aglietta are calling for a more transparent and democratic process in the appointment of ECB executive board members.

Alternatives Économiques: Money for everyone!

2018 is off to a good start with the national French magazine Alternatives Économiques (Economic Alternatives) dedicating a special feature to the QE for People Campaign! Particular emphasis was on the alternative monetary policies that QE for People champion such as getting central banks to direct cash transfers to people instead of big corporations.

7 reasons why central banks should give money directly to people

The European Central Bank's Quantitative Easing programme is risky and ineffective. A popular, much more effective and less risky initiative would be to transfer money directly to people.

One trillion Euros for climate

Over 150 prominent people have signed a statement demanding bolder actions to fight climate change, including using the ECB's Quantitative Easing (QE) programme to kickstart the energy transition

 

Upcoming European Parliament’s report paves the way for new thinking on ECB policies

The European Parliament passed a preliminary version of its annual report on the European Central Bank, which includes a number of criticisms and proposals that the QE for People campaign has been making.

From talk to action: 7 top central banks are taking on climate change

In contrast to the European Central Bank's conservatism, central banks in emerging and developing countries are far more innovative when it comes to supporting financial policies to mitigate climate change.

Italian MEPs challenge the ECB’s corporate bond buying logic

Echoing a series of critics by NGOs and academics, a group of 24 Italian MEPs are questioning the European Central Bank’s purchase of bonds from the gambling multinational Novomatic under its quantitative easing programme.

 

 

The scale of Quantitative Easing does not matter – it’s how you use it

Today the ECB has finally announced a reduction of its QE programme for 2018. Now it’s time to talk about how to improve its quality.