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How Greece lost billions out of an obscure ECB programme

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Stan Jourdan | 25 July 2018

Through its peculiar “Securities Market Programme”, the European Central Bank generated billions of profits for creditor Member States such as France and Germany. Our research shows that nearly €8 bil …



Lessons from the Swiss referendum on sovereign money


Stan Jourdan | 16 July 2018

Switzerland’s recent referendum on sovereign money is a demonstration that the monetary system change cannot happen in one go. Education, cultural shift and political support are all necessary precond …



Time to Rethink the ECB? – Conference highlights & videos


Positive Money Europe | 23 June 2018

On May 23rd 2018, the launch of Positive Money Europe took place in Brussels through a successful event where participants debated on whether and how the European Central Bank should be reformed.



The end of quantitative easing is near, long live QE!


Stan Jourdan | 18 June 2018

Despite the supposed end of quantitative easing in December 2018, future reinvestments mean the ECB will purchase at least another 180 billion euros of bonds in 2019.



European Parliament tells ECB: make QE climate-friendly

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Ludovic Suttor-Sorel | 15 June 2018

The European Parliament has adopted a bold resolution asking the ECB to include environmental and social criteria its quantitative easing policy.



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