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Lagarde responds to NGO calls for climate-friendly action tackling Covid-19


Paul Creeney | 29 May 2020

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 …



Treaty change the only solution for the ECB after German court ruling


Stanislas Jourdan | 7 May 2020

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 Tre …



Helicopter money is still on the ECB’s table


Positive Money Europe | 5 May 2020

Over the past years, the ECB has always mindfully avoided rejecting helicopter money on legal grounds. This view was reaffirmed by Christine Lagarde in a recent letter to one MEP, who argued that more …



Climate cannot be sidelined when tackling the coronavirus, NGOs tell Lagarde


Paul Creeney | 30 April 2020

The European Central Bank (ECB) had promised to green its ways of working. But because of the coronavirus, it is breaking this promise and supporting some of the worst fossil fuel polluters. Forty-fiv …



EU leaders promise lots of fake money but no real stimulus


Stanislas Jourdan | 27 April 2020

The European Union (EU) is pretending it will unlock trillions of Euros to address the coronavirus crisis. But if we look closer, we realise this is too little, too late, and will only drive countries …



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