Articles & interviews - July 2011

Obligeons les banques à devenir plus responsables français (fr)

27/07/2011

« La crise financière continue de frapper durement les peuples et les entreprises, en France comme dans le reste de l’Europe. Nous ne pouvons pas laisser une telle crise se reproduire, en permettant à certains au sein de la sphère financière demettre en péril le reste de la société… » — Libération, 22 Juillet 2011

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Making Europe’s banks more responsible

20/07/2011

“Families and businesses still suffer from the effects of the financial crisis. We must not allow, therefore, that such a crisis will ever repeat. We must not allow that the actions of a few in the financial sector bring the rest of society in jeopardy…” — Börsen-Zeitung, 07.20.2011

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Michel Barnier
Finding a framework - Article

12/07/2011

"‘Transparency and competition should remain an important part of the recipe for successful and modern public procurement rules. However, we should look for methods to implement these principles in ways that take better account of the different circumstances facing public purchasers..." Commissioner Barnier sheds light on plans to reform and strengthen policy governing public procurement across Europe. PPP Journal: Issue 73.

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Michel Barnier
"One of the weaknesses of the financial system is that it relies too much on ratings" - Interview

07/07/2011

"Before the crisis, rating agencies encouraged investors to take excessive risks (...) Now, they are probably doing the opposite." Commissioner Barnier about the credit rating agencies. Interview by Yann-Antony Noghes, La Tribune.

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Michel Barnier
"How can one not be European?"

07/07/2011

"These days, who can believe and say, in all sincerity, that each of us would be able to better influence world affairs separately and divided?" Article by M. Barnier, Le Figaro.

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