Pages tagged "ECB"


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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Burning questions for the ECB

On Thursday 26th October, the European Central Bank is holding its Governing Council meeting. This meeting will be closely watched by many, as important changes to the quantitative easing programme are expected to be announced.

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ECB admits possible role in climate change but doesn’t put words into action

For the first time, the ECB president Mario Draghi acknowledged that the ECB could play a role in combatting climate change. Yet, the ECB announced no significant steps to contribute to its goals.

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ECB concedes marginal improvements on transparency of quantitative easing

The European Central Bank’s minor improvements to the transparency policy of its corporate bond purchase programme fails to address our main demand.

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Coordination with European Investment Bank would make ECB policies more effective

A recent report by the European Economic and Social Committee questions the effectiveness of the ECB’s monetary policy for the real economy, and argues the ECB should work more closely with the European Investment Bank.

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