Today, together with a group of distinguished economists and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), we sent an open letter to the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). Our collective call is for a thorough reassessment of the minimum reserve requirements imposed on commercial banks within the euro area. Among the signatories are academics Paul De Grauwe, Yuemei Ji, Andrea Roventini, Sebastian Diessner and Philipp Heimberger, and MEPs including René Repasi, Philippe Lamberts, Bas Eickhout, Henrike Hahn, Paul Tang and Evelyn Regner. We are also joined by the UN Special Rapporteur, Olivier De Schutter.
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.
In a vote this morning, the European Parliament’s committee on energy adopted an ambitious position on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings directive, with stronger standards and obligations to renovate while ensuring financing will be available for people in the form of subsidies and bank loans.
The ECB has its say on the energy performance of EU buildings. Here’s why this is a good news
Today our activists and partners demonstrated in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, calling on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to help people heat homes.
Key activities and moments from the last 12 month