The ECB can boost the green transition and deliver back to price stability. Here is how!

The ECB can reconcile its price stability mandate with the EU’s environmental and economic objectives by offering differentiated lower rates for particular types of investments such as energy efficiency and renewables.

Help people heat homes! Our demonstration at the European Parliament

Today our activists and partners demonstrated in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, calling on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to help people heat homes.

2022 round up: what we achieved together this year

Key activities and moments from the last 12 month

President Lagarde, will it be a Merry Christmas or a Merry Crisis?

2022 has shown how important it is to live in homes that can protect us from the reckless actions of petrostates, and from skyrocketing fossil energy prices. For many families, it will be hard, if not impossible, to enjoy the Christmas period in healthy and comfortable homes. EU institutions, including the European Central Bank (ECB), can make sure that this will be the last Christmas of this kind. 

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President Lagarde, will it be a Merry Christmas or a Merry Crisis?

President Lagarde, will it be a Merry Christmas or a Merry Crisis?

2022 has shown how important it is to live in homes that can protect us from the reckless actions of petrostates, and from skyrocketing fossil energy prices. For many families, it will be hard, if not impossible, to enjoy the Christmas period in healthy and comfortable homes. EU institutions, including the European Central Bank (ECB), can make sure that this will be the last Christmas of this kind. 

The gift that keeps on giving: Banks’ windfall profits as a consequence of ECB rate hikes

The gift that keeps on giving: Banks’ windfall profits as a consequence of ECB rate hikes

The ECB is expected to pay around €40 billion in net interest income to banks on the overnight deposits that they keep with the central bank. This estimated figure will jump to €53.7 billion if the ECB decides to increase the interest rate on its deposit facility (DF) from the current 1.5% to 2% on December 15. France and Germany expected to profit the most in absolute terms. We provide the implications of these purely accounting-induced profits for the wider banking system and the real economy.

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