Articles & interviews - September 2010

Michel Barnier
Working out the future for European pensions

27/09/2010

The EU launches a public debate on the future of pensions. Article by Commissioners László Andor, Michel Barnier and Olli Rehn. Financial Times.

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Michel Barnier
"Responsibility and transparency" - Interview

23/09/2010

"Financial supervision package", "the fight against systemic risks"... To understand the final set of rules adopted yesterday by the European Parliament, Derniers Nouvelles d'Alsace talked with Commissioner Barnier. Interview by Anne-Camille Beckelynck Anne-Camille Beckelynck, Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace.

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Michel Barnier
EU markets chief Barnier warns the City casino days are over - Interview

16/09/2010

"We need markets, and we need financial institutions that create value-added, but everyone has to be able to answer for what they are doing. People taking crazy risks linked to crazy rewards have to be brought back to their senses". Interview by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph.

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Michel Barnier
"Trying to ban speculation is like trying to prevent rain from falling" - Interview

16/09/2010

Michel Barnier explains how the European Commission wants to make financial markets more transparent and reduce the risks of another crisis. Interview by Anne Bauer and Alexandre Counis, elEconomista.

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"Finance Tax can make the world more just" - Interview

08/09/2010

Commissioner Barnier has little understanding for complaints from the finance industry about high financial burdens and over-regulation. Interview by Ruth Berschens, Handelsblatt.

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