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13.03.2019
A Future of Fair and Democratic European Central Banking

A Eurozone expert envisions how a new monetary policy – changing the way we pay, save, tax and spend – could fix the contradictions pulling Europe apart.

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09.06.2017
The Privatisation of the Green Investment Bank: Short-Term Gains for Long-Term Losses

The Green Investment Bank was the first of its kind in the UK – what is it & what is the significance of its sell off?

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26.04.2016
How Can Bankers Live with Themselves?

As the Panama Papers revelations lay bare in unprecedented detail how the rich and powerful are avoiding taxes, it is tempting to think of the bankers, financial lawyers, accountants and consultants who assist them in doing so as evil psychopaths.

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11.01.2016
Thoughts at the Turn of the Year

MEP Sven Giegold looks back at 2015 and some of the key Green political fights on the European scene. He sheds light on what he thinks will be the 2016 key battlefields for the Greens and for Europe to survive nationalisms and populisms.

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18.02.2014
Germany’s Backdoor Bail-Out

The sovereign bail-outs of Greece, Ireland, Spain and other countries are often framed as loans handed out to the poor, irresponsible countries of the periphery by rich, responsible countries like Germany. They might come with very harsh conditions attached, but their aim is nonetheless to help the recipients. But is that really the case?

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18.02.2014
CI STRASZNI, NIEFRASOBLIWI NIEMCY

Kogo naprawdę ratują pożyczki dla zadłużonych europejskich krajów?

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01.01.2014
EU Financial Reforms: An Unfinished Business

While progress towards a more resilient financial system has undoubtedly been achieved at EU level, it remains nonetheless much too incomplete. The challenge is all the more significant as our system, more than ever, remains dominated by banks that are too big or too interconnected to fail and therefore too dangerous to exist.

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01.01.2014
Tax Havens Jeopardise the Stability of the Financial Markets

The analysis and publication by journalists of previously confidential data from known tax havens – widely known as “Offshore Leaks” – has excited media interest around the world.

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01.01.2014
Financing a Green Industrial Transformation

If we want to put finance on a leash with smart regulation, Greens must take the wind out of their opponent’s sails by having policies that simultaneously unleash finance and restore lending into the real economy and, above all, into a green industrial transformation.

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01.01.2014
Positive Money: How to Fix the Creation of Money?

In Autumn 2013 the Green Party of England and Wales voted to adopt a motion that would remove the power of banks to create money, and return that power to a democratically accountable part of the state. But what is money?

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