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The European Central Bank hikes interest rates after over a decade. Is this the right move for people? 


Serena Di Luccio | 4 August 2022

On July 21st, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it is raising interest rates by 0.5 per cent, opting for an even higher hike than what was announced in June. Over the past few months, Pos …



Counting on the ECB to act on fragmentation risks


Jordi Schröder Bosch and Marc Beckmann | 2 August 2022

The risk of fragmentation has accompanied the Eurozone since its origin. With the ECB ending its expansionary monetary policy, it has reoccurred once again. The ECB vowed to put the issue of fragmenta …



To avoid another subprime crisis, banks must help consumers to renovate their homes


Stan Jourdan and Adua Dalla Costa | 19 July 2022

The latest ECB climate stress test shows that banks could face a wave of insolvencies on their mortgage lending as energy-inefficient homes make their clients vulnerable to higher energy prices. Banks …



The ECB finally adopts green rules for its monetary policy


Stan Jourdan and Jordi Schröder Bosch | 13 July 2022

The European Central Bank (ECB) finally announced a clear shift away from its sacrosanct “market neutrality” principle, as it will introduce green criteria in its rules for corporate bond purchases an …



Summer Reading List 2022


Positive Money Europe | 6 July 2022

In need of some reading ideas for this summer? Look no further! We have compiled a list of books that the Positive Money Europe team has been reading. The topics range from the role of central banks t …



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