Ending the fiction: central banks are not just technical institutions

Stan Jourdan | 5 July 2019

Critics of Christine Lagarde’s nomination as future ECB President argue central banks should be only led by academics and technocrats, not politicians. They are wrong.

It is time to review the ECB’s monetary policy strategy

Stan Jourdan | 27 June 2019

20 years after the creation of the euro and 10 years after the burst of the financial crisis, it is time to carry out a comprehensive review of the monetary policy strategy of the European Central Ban …

Why we must stop Facebook’s attempt to hijack our money, before it’s too late

Positive Money Europe | 25 June 2019

Digital currencies have great potential, but ceding control to a cartel of tech companies is not the answer.

Open Letter: Next ECB President’s legitimacy requires a more open and transparent appointment process

Alessia Del Vasto | 20 June 2019

Ahead of an important European Council meeting this week, sixteen NGOs led by Positive Money Europe have co-signed an open letter addressed to Donald Tusk demanding a stronger appointment process in l …

Investing in the past: How the ECB quietly subsidizes the car manufacturing sector

Nicolas Hercelin | 14 June 2019

Since 2014, the ECB has been quietly subsidizing the German and French car manufacturing sector, through its asset-backed securities purchase programme (ABSPP).


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