Articles & interviews - September 2010
The EU launches a public debate on the future of pensions. Article by Commissioners László Andor, Michel Barnier and Olli Rehn. Financial Times.
"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.
"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.
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.
Commissioner Barnier has little understanding for complaints from the finance industry about high financial burdens and over-regulation. Interview by Ruth Berschens, Handelsblatt.