About: Jonathan Hill

Politics 31-05-2018

Former Commissioner takes UBS shilling as revolving door keeps turning

Swiss bank UBS has hired the UK's former European Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, to advise corporate customers about Brexit, it was revealed on Tuesday (29 May), prompting 'revolving door' concerns once again.
Economy & Jobs 31-10-2016

Parliament freezes Commissioners’ pensions over code of conduct row

EXCLUSIVE /  MEPs have responded to the recent conflicts of interest concerning members of the Barroso Commission by freezing part of the allowance granted to former Commissioners at the end of their mandate. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 28-10-2016

Georgieva resigns to join World Bank

Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva resigned on Friday (28 October) to take a job at the World Bank. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 12-10-2016

Do the member states even want a Capital Markets Union?

A year ago, Jonathan Hill launched the European Commission’s Action Plan for a Capital Markets Union. Progress has been limited, and responsibility rests with the member states. Michael Collins asks if their appetite is strong enough for the reforms needed.
Jonathan Hill leaves his final press conference.
Euro & Finance 14-07-2016

UK Commissioner: After Brexit, resigning was the right thing to do

Britain’s outgoing Commissioner Jonathan Hill has said he resigned as a matter of principle after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union because the public feel that politicians do not take enough account of their opinions.
Brexit 13-07-2016

UK’s King could be a Commissioner ‘without portfolio’

The British ambassador to France, Sir Julian King, will take over as the UK's European Commissioner after the resignation of Jonathan Hill. It is not yet known which, if any, portfolio the diplomat will be given. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 06-07-2016

Cameron faces uphill battle to place new EU Commissioner

Prime Minister David Cameron has suggested naming Britain's Ambassador to France, Julian King, as its new member on the European Commission, EU sources said yesterday (5 July), but faces resistance from EU lawmakers.
Brexit 06-07-2016

Sir Julian King: ‘We now support the evolution of the eurozone, without trying to hold it back’

The man tipped to become Britain's next EU Commissioner in Brussels, replacing Johnathan Hill, spoke to EURACTIV.fr in an exclusive interview before the UK's referendum on EU membership. This is a translated version of the interview, originally given in French.
Jean-Claude Juncker.
Elections 05-07-2016

How can the Commission president be replaced?

Nicholas Whyte contends that in the event of a vacancy at the top of the European Commission, the EPP vice-presidents are well-placed to fill it.
Brexit 01-07-2016

Let the British leave the EU – but do not throw them out

Offended eurocrats should resist the desire to punish the UK during the Brexit negotiations. Britain and the EU will suffer enough as it is, writes Christofer Fjellner.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Door-slamming reactions to the UK won’t help

The UK needs 12-16 weeks to order its affairs. In the meantime, door-slamming reactions from the EU can only be counterproductive, Sir Graham Watson writes.
Brexit 27-06-2016

Brexit, Europe’s OMG moment

Any gesturing on the side of the EU-27, or from the Union's institutions that smacks of hectoring, bullying, impatience or disrespect will make a bad situation worse, writes Dick Roche.
Brexit 26-05-2016

How to leave the European Union properly

After a raucous post-Brexit weekend, one assumes that the prime minister will make an apologetic statement to the House of Commons. Then, as bags are packed at Number 10, David will make his last appearance at the Council, writes Andrew Duff.
Brexit 23-05-2016

UK Commissioner wades into Brexit debate

UK Commissioner Jonathan Hill has warned that Britain’s ‘Brexit’ from the EU would put London’s status as the bloc’s pre-eminent financial hub at risk.
Euro & Finance 12-04-2016

EU’s new tax haven blacklist doomed to failure, warn campaigners

New European Union rules to force multinational companies to publish their tax bills were criticised on Tuesday (12 April) by campaigners for being too weak to stop tax-dodging corporations hiding their profits.
Global Europe 11-02-2016

EU, US strike deal to avoid disrupting derivatives market

The European Union and the United States agreed yesterday (10 February) to accept each other's derivatives rules in a long-awaited step to avoid splitting the $550 trillion market.
Euro & Finance 02-02-2016

Unlocking Europe’s business potential

With the Commission’s strong leadership on Capital Markets Union, Europe can give its dynamic businesses the tools they need to turn 2016 into the year of the unicorn, writes Michael Collins. 
Euro & Finance 24-11-2015

Commission aims at having full European deposit insurance scheme by 2024

Bank deposits within the EU up to 100,000 euros, no matter which bank or country they are in, should be guaranteed by 2024 by a European fund, the European Commission proposed on Tuesday (24 November).
Euro & Finance 30-10-2015

MEPs approve rules shining a light on ‘shadow banking’

Financial transactions using shares, or other assets, to secure credit, will come under greater scrutiny after the European Parliament approved a new law on Thursday (29 October) on the 'shadow banking' sector.

Unpacking the CMU plan: Who will really benefit?

The European Commission’s plan for a Capital Market Union (CMU), brought the false promise of growth by supporting small and medium-sized businesses. In reality, it serves the interests of big investment banks, write a coalition of NGOs.
Euro & Finance 30-09-2015

Securitization was ‘stigmatized’ by the financial crisis, Hill says

Is securitization a safe financial product? Finance Commissioner Hill argued that the European record on securitization after the crisis has been “much stronger and much better” than in the US, and that the Capital Markets Union will follow the advice given by the ECB and the Bank of England, “highly conservative and regulation-minded institutions”. The EU has a good basis to work from, he told reporters on Wednesday (30 September).
Euro & Finance 30-09-2015

Commission presents piecemeal Capital Markets Union strategy

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday (30 September) its strategy to strengthen capital markets in Europe, and thus reduce the “very high dependence on bank funding", as President, Jean-Claude Juncker put it, when he took office last year.
Economy & Jobs 23-09-2015

Hill says CMU ‘will not replace bank funding’

As Europe gets ready to unveil its Capital Markets Union plan next week, Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill said he wants bank to play a “pivotal role”.
Euro & Finance 18-09-2015

Hill woos bankers ahead of capital markets announcement

Days before the European Commission presents its long-awaited proposal to reduce the “very high” dependence on bank funding from European businesses, the executive appeared to have softened its tone towards the banking sector.