Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

Sprecher Europagruppe Grüne

ECB

Banca Carige: In depth state aid investigation needed

The ECB took over control of the Italian lender Banca Carige after several attempts to stabilize the struggling bank failed.   MEP Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group commented:   “The take…
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ECB gets a carte blanche on clearing and payment systems

Today, the European Parliament adopted an amendment to Article 22 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank, which confers to the ECB regulatory powers over clearing systems. In 2009, the…
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ECB delegitimises its own independence

Today, the ECB published its decision on the recommendations by the EU Ombudswoman Emily O’Reilly. The Ombudswoman recommended that the ECB terminates Mario Draghi’s membership of the Group of Thirty (G30), an intransparent association of managers of big banks,…
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Letter to ECB President Draghi on carbon bubble

Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chair of the European Green Party, and Sven Giegold (MEP) wrote a letter to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi with regards to the growing concern of a potential risk for an EU financial carbon bubble. Bütikofer…
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ECB forced to fill void left by Euro state governments’ inaction

The European Central Bank is today set to announce a scheme of quantitative easing – buying sovereign bonds on the secondary market – in response to deflation in the Eurozone. Commenting on the anticipated decision, Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts…
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