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ECB subsidies for corporations: What French presidential candidates think about it

Four candidates to the French presidential election have expressed their agreement with our proposal to make the 'corporate QE' programme more transparent, and include social and environmental criteria in the selection of bonds.

QE for People and basic income: similarities and differences

Similarities between helicopter money and basic income have led to increasing confusion in the public debates around those two concepts. In an article published on the Basic Income Earth Network's website, our campaign coordinator Stan Jourdan aims to clarify how the two concepts overlap and yet, are two distinguished policy options.

Hurray, inflation is back?

Contrary to a number of public comments, the recent return of inflation in the Eurozone does not indicate that the ECB’s policies are working. Quantitative easing in particular remains mostly ineffective in stimulating demand in the Eurozone.

Stop the ECB subsidising climate disaster, NGOs demand

70 European civil society organisations including Friends of the Earth and Corporate Europe Observatory call on the ECB to stop channeling more quantitative easing money towards polluting multinational corporations.

ECB should give money directly to citizens

Instead of injecting the equivalent of €2.2 trillion into financial markets, the ECB could have injected a quarter as much money and distributed €1,000 to all adult citizens in the eurozone.

Best of: QE for People's achievements in 2016

2016 was marked with a series of successes in challenging the ECB's strategy and bringing the discussion on monetary policy forward. Please find below 10 of the achievements we are most proud of.

Green MEPs urge the ECB to stop financing environmentally harmful multinationals

In an open letter to the European Central Bank's president Mario Draghi, Green MEPs urge the ECB to align its quantitative easing programme with the EU environmental global commitments.

ECB's corporate QE drives climate change, analysis reveals

The European Central Bank’s programme of ‘quantitative easing’ has seen over €46 billion of public funds invested in sectors including the oil, gas and car industries.

Time for the ECB to work on its post-QE strategy

After announcing a reduction of the scale, the ECB signaled that QE is not permanent anymore. Mario Draghi also hinted that making losses is not an issue for the ECB, thereby reducing intellectual doubts on the feasibility of other money creation proposals 

ECB confirms 'helicopter money' is legally feasible under conditions

In a public letter, Mario Draghi recognizes that making transfers directly to citizens is legally feasible if the design of such scheme is clearly within the monetary policy framework.