FROM THE BLOG
Today, members of the Unlock campaign delivered a staggering 58,000 petition signatures to Boris Kisselevsky, the Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) Representation in Brussels. The delivery comes on the opening day of the UN Climate Talks (COP28) in Dubai, and just one week ahead of the next trilogue on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) on 7 December.
The current proposal on the digital euro is a missed opportunity. However, it can still be remedied by the EU co-legislators. The European Parliament and European Council can still choose team people by ensuring that the digital euro has very similar benefits to public money (cash) today, that it is usable for people and that people can access it through non-profit/public intermediaries.
The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Committee (ECON) is preparing for a vote on 28 November with regard to its resolution on the European Central Bank (ECB) Annual Report. This resolution puts forward a set of recommendations on actions and areas of focus to be pursued by the ECB while delivering on its mandate.
Windfall profits for banks are the consequence of ECB rate hikes.
Today with more than a dozen NGOs specialising in climate and environmental issues, we sent a letter to King Philippe and Finance Minister Vincent Van Peteghem. We are requesting the appointment of a Governor of the National Bank of Belgium who is equipped to meet the challenges of climate change.
Get the ECB interest rates explained in plain terms! Discover more with the latest from our explainer series!
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