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Positive Money Europe today publishes its very first Annual Report. The report details the key activities and achievements made since our launch in May 2018, and includes details of our funding and expenditure.
With Eurozone governments spending huge amounts to fight the recession caused by Covid-19, the debt sustainability debate and how to manage it will only intensify in the coming months. Positive Money Europe’s new report, written by Sebastian Diessner, assesses the merits and drawbacks of different monetary finance proposals with the potential to revive the euro area economy.
The recovery fund agreed between EU leaders on 21 July is a big step forward for the European Union’s structure. Unfortunately, it is still an insufficient contribution to the post-pandemic European financial system and the path towards a low-carbon economy. More innovative monetary policies by the European Central Bank will still be needed to complement the EU’s recovery fund in the future.
Positive Money Europe is looking for a part-time Finance and Operations Manager to oversee the organisation’s finances and operations, and develop systems to support its continued expansion.
In a letter to Positive Money Europe, European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde has outlined how the ECB is fighting the climate crisis. Her letter was responding to a recent letter sent to Lagarde from 45 civil society organisations, demanding the ECB stop breaking its climate promises by supporting some of the world’s most polluting companies in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To avoid leaving the European Central Bank (ECB) at the endless mercy of legal uncertainty surrounding its mandate, it is urgent that EU leaders finally engage in a long overdue revision of the EU Treaty’s monetary financing prohibition rule.