The European Parliament approved today (16 January) Sabine Lautenschlarger for the vacant seat on the European Central Bank's board. The German candidate has called for regulation on the planned pan-European bank wind-up agency would come into force earlier than 2018, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Right-wing populist parties have established themselves with solid electorates in almost all European countries, representing a growing threat for next year’s EU elections, according to a study by the German Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
The European Central Bank and the German Bundesbank have warned that businesses are stalling on updating their payment systems in preparation for the switchover to the new EU-wide transfer and direct debit procedure, the Single Euro Payments Area (Sepa). EURACTIV Germany reports.
The EU has “fundamental” structural problems, while France and Germany are no longer able to formulate a common vision for it, said MEP Sven Giegold (Germany, Greens/EFA group) in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.