Articles & interviews - June 2010

"Financial reform will not be half-hearted" - Interview
"Financial reform will not be half-hearted" - Interview

24/06/2010

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.

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"Greece is not alone. It benefits fully from European solidarity" - Interview
"Greece is not alone. It benefits fully from European solidarity" - Interview

20/06/2010

Declaration of M. Barnier to the Greek weekly Realnews. Interview by A. Athanasiou.

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Regulation, supervision and taxation to exit from the crisis - Interview
Regulation, supervision and taxation to exit from the crisis - Interview

19/06/2010

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.

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"On regulation, Europe is proceeding in steps, text by text" - Interview
"On regulation, Europe is proceeding in steps, text by text" - Interview

17/06/2010

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.

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"The Single Market is our best protection in times of crisis" - Interview
"The Single Market is our best protection in times of crisis" - Interview

10/06/2010

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.

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EU considers restrictions to short-selling - Article
EU considers restrictions to short-selling - Article

05/06/2010

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.

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"Regulation: Barnier is urging Member States to act" - Interview
"Regulation: Barnier is urging Member States to act" - Interview

03/06/2010

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.

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