REPORT: Strengthening the Parliamentary scrutiny of the European Central Bank

Our new report co-written by Sebastian Diessner and Stanislas Jourdan advocates for a stronger role of the European Parliament in holding the European Central Bank to account.

Top priorities for the next ECB chief economist

This week the European Parliament will interview the only candidate for the position of chief economist of the European Central Bank. On what basis should Members of the EU Parliament ensure Mr Philip Lane is up to the job?

ECB profits: Will Greece get its money back?

The Eurogroup still threatens Greece to suspend long overdue reimbursement over illegitimate ECB profits.

Positive Money Europe delivers petition to Eurogroup demanding return of ECB profits to Greece

On 18 Friday 2018, a group of campaigners including Positive Money Europe handed a petition to EU finance ministers demanding that Greece gets back the profits made off of its debt.

Why the ECB has a legal obligation to account for environmental protection

New legal research shows the European Central Bank a legal obligation to integrate environmental protection into monetary policy.


“Central banks need to serve the needs of society”

The 2008 financial crash made clear how the workings of the financial world were not just technical matters for experts, but political questions that could upturn whole societies. In an age of climate crisis where the social consequences of 2008 are still being felt, central banks are in uncharted territory and having to rethink money in relation to society itself.

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