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Heute im Europaparlament: Anhörung Lautenschläger

Der Wirtschafts- und Währungsausschuss (ECON) des Europäischen Parlaments wird heute Sabine Lautenschläger als Kandidatin der EZB zur stellvertretenden Vorsitzenden der gemeinsamen EU-Bankenaufsicht anhören. Die Sitzung beginnt heute um 19:30 Uhr in Straßburg. Ihr könnt sie live im Webstream verfolgen. Der ECON-Ausschuss hat der Bewerberin vorab schriftliche Fragen zukommen lassen. Die Fragen und Antworten könnt Ihr […]

Banking supervision: A leap ahead for Europe

Today a large majority in the European Parliament voted in favour of legislation to establish a new European banking supervision mechanism within the European Central Bank. After a year of wrangling about the details, the way was finally cleared for the adoption of the legislation on Tuesday, when an agreement on the details concerning the […]

EU banking union: Deal on democratic scrutiny could clear way for EU banking supervision system

Today a deal was struck between the presidents of the European Parliament and the European Central Bank on Parliament’s scrutiny role under the new European banking supervision mechanism. It is very likely that the political groups in the European Parliament will support this deal (1). Green finance spokesperson Philippe Lamberts, welcomed the outcome of the […]

EU banking union

Landmark banking supervision rules approved; final go-ahead pending agreement on EP scrutiny An agreement on new EU legislation creating a European banking supervision mechanism was given provisional approval by the European Parliament today but a final vote on the legislation was postponed until more clarity on the EP’s scrutiny role is provided. Green finance spokesperson […]

EU banking supervision legislation
Agreement welcome but EP must now ensure final legislation not riddled with loopholes

Commenting on the late night agreement between EU finance ministers on draft new legislation introducing a supervisory system for European banks, Green finance spokesperson Sven Giegold, who is draftsperson/rapporteur for the EP on the European Banking Authority supervision file, stated: „Last night’s agreement brings a welcome end to months of discord among EU finance ministers […]

ECB executive board – Chicanery over Mersch appointment prevented

The expected appointment of Yves Mersch to the executive board of the European Central Bank by Eurozone governments, using a written procedure with no debate, has been blocked after at least one EU member state raised concerns with the procedure. The Greens had criticised plans to use this untransparent procedure (1), with a view to […]

ECB executive board: Bulldozing through of Mersch appointment an affront to EU democratic process

Governments from Eurozone member states are expected to confirm the appointment of Yves Mersch to the executive board of the European Central Bank on Monday, ignoring a vote of the European Parliament (1). Commenting on the situation, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms stated: „Bulldozing through the appointment of Yves Mersch to the ECB executive board and […]

EZB-Direktorium: Ernennung von Yves Mersch ist ein Affront

Trotz des Widerstands des Europäischen Parlaments gegen die Nominierung von Yves Mersch, wollen die Euro-Staaten ihren Kandidaten am Montag zum Mitglied des Direktoriums der Europäischen Zentralbank ernennen. Rebecca Harms, Fraktionsvorsitzende der Grünen/EFA im Europäischen Parlament, und Sven Giegold, wirtschafts- und finanzpolitischer Sprecher der Grünen im Europaparlament, kritisieren den Vorgang: „Yves Mersch gegen den Widerstand des […]

Letter to Herman Van Rompuy on the nomination of Yves Mersch

Dear President, On Octobre 25, the Plenary of the European Parliament has, for the first time, rejected a nominee chosen by the Council of ministers for the ECB board, Mr Yves Mersch. The Parliament, directly elected by the European Citizens, has expressed serious concerns on gender balance and, more broadly, on the lack of diversity […]

ECB board vote: EPP shows flagrant disregard for democratic process

The European People’s Party has called on EU governments to ignore today’s vote by the European Parliament to reject the sole candidate, Yves Mersch, for the vacancy on the executive board of the European Central Bank. The rejection was supported due to the failure to consider any female candidates for the vacancy. The Greens hit […]