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Central banks should contribute to tackling climate change

The High-level Expert Group's consultation on its sustainable finance report provides an important opportunity for citizens and organisations to urge the group to explore the possible role of the European Central Bank in the fight against climate change.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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EU Parliament report shows unprecedented level of concern on ECB

Today the European Parliament has expressed an unprecedented level of concern about the European Central Bank’s increasingly risky monetary policies and recommends it redirect its QE programme towards investment to boost the economy.

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Report outlines how the ECB could use ‘helicopter money’ legally and independently

In its newest report, the campaign "QE for People" makes the case that the European Central Bank could legally and independently distribute money directly to all citizens as a way to quickly address the lack of demand in the economy.

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MEPs want the ECB to look at helicopter money

A group of 18 Members of the European Parliament have signed an open letter to Mario Draghi calling on the ECB to study the viability and implementation of helicopter money.

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Momentum grows for QE for People – Will the ECB take notice?

As the European Central Bank is set to decide on boosting its quantitative easing (QE) programme or deciding on new measures, the QE for People campaign coalition calls on the ECB to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the potential impact of more direct monetary policies for the eurozone economy.

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Highlights: QE for People Conference at the European Parliament

On February 17th 2016, three Members of the European Parliament hosted a conference in the Parliament to initiate the debate about alternatives to quantitative easing - know as QE for People. The conclusion of the event was that QE for People was both possible and necessary in the eurozone.

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