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 …

Letter: NGOs call on central banks to push for a green financial recovery

Stanislas Jourdan | 16 April 2020

Several NGOs including Positive Money Europe are demanding that the central banks’ green finance forum step up their work to make sure emergency measures taken by central banks against Covid-19 do not …


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