Articles & interviews - June 2010
After two years of crisis, G20 countries are trying to restore stability to world financial system. Interview with Commissioner Barnier by C. Monin. La Vie.
Declaration of M. Barnier to the Greek weekly Realnews. Interview by A. Athanasiou.
Bank levies, new rules and stricter oversight of the financial sector are necessary because the taxpayer is no longer footing the bill for the crisis alone. This is a tailored approach in order not to harm economic recovery. Interview by Adriana Cerretelli, Il Sole 24 Ore.
Michel Barnier on the reform of financial markets and the relaunch of the Single Market for the benefit of new growth. interview by F. Autret and G. Marchal. Agefi Hebdo.
M. Barnier talks about the need to relaunch the Single Market, the implementation of the Services Directive, the financial regulatory package and the European patent. Eurochambres News.
In his first official visit to Stockholm, M. Barnier said that the Commission is going to propose restrictions on short-selling. He met the Finance Minister Anders Borg, the Minister of the Financial Markets, Mats Odell and the Governor of the Swedish Central Bank, Stefan Ingves. Article by Ola Hellblom, Dagens Industri, 05 June 2010, page 8.
Michel Barnier specifies the Commission's intentions in regulating financial services and comments on Europe's recent austerity measures. Interview by Jean Jacques Mével and Claire Gallen, Le Figaro.