Euro & Finance 16-01-2014

Parliament approves German ECB board candidate

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.
EU Elections 2014 05-12-2013

EU threatened by ‘rampant right-wing populism’, warns German think tank

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.
Euro & Finance 25-10-2013

ECB and Bundesbank urge speed up of Sepa switchover

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.
Future EU 29-07-2013

Juncker seen as possible candidate for Council of Europe post

Jean-Claude Juncker, who earlier this month resigned as Luxembourg's prime minister, could be a potential candidate for secretary-general of the Council of Europe, sources told EURACTIV Germany.
Euro & Finance 12-06-2013

MEP Giegold: France and Germany no longer able to lead the EU

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.