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Michel Barnier
Europe must speak with one voice – Interview

20/02/2014

“We must have a common voice if we are to humanise globalisation and bring it under control”. Interview by Alexander Louvet, Powershoots TV

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Michel Barnier
Copyright must adapt to the Internet – Interview

10/02/2014

2014 will be a decisive year for the European Commission when it comes to the adaptation of copyright and intellectual property to the digital age. Commissioner Barnier takes stock of the ongoing legislative reforms. Interview by Charles de Laubier, © Édition Multimedi@

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Michel Barnier
Ετοιμη να φύγει μπροστά είναι η Ελλάδα [Greece is moving back up] – Interview

08/02/2014

Interview of Commissioner Barnier by Dimitrios Mitropoulos, Ta Nea

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Michel Barnier
Ich glaube nicht an die Deregulierung [I do not believe in deregulation] – Interview

31/01/2014

After four years of struggling to reform financial markets, curb speculation and strengthen the real economy, Commissioner Barnier takes stock of the progress made so far. Interview by Sabine Seeger, VDI nachrichten

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Michel Barnier
Eigenhandel einschränken [Restricting proprietary trading] – Interview

27/01/2014

Commissioner Barnier explains his new plan for banking regulation. Interview by S. Wettach, WirtschaftsWoche

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Michel Barnier
“I don’t rule out going even further to consolidate Europe’s social base” – Interview

21/01/2014

Commissioner Barnier sets out his vision of a social Europe. Interview by Hélène Fargues and Fanny Roux, Youphil.com

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Four cog-wheels in the form of one euro coins form a gear
Bank resolution: Majority of States support key elements – Interview

15/11/2013

Finance ministers will talk today on the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) at their Council meeting. “A compromise can be reached before the end of the year”, Commissioner Michel Barnier said in an interview with Europolitics. Barnier added that a vast majority of States had backed him on the key elements of his proposal. Interview by Manon Malhère, Europolitics.

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Michel Barnier
The Handelsblatt interviews Commissioner Barnier

09/10/2013

Commissioner Barnier on the Banking Union in the eurozone and Franco-German relationships. Interview by Ruth Berschens, Handelsblatt.

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Michel Barnier
“The opposition should have the courage to support real reform” – Interview

06/09/2013

In an interview with EurActiv.fr, Commissioner Barnier discusses pension reform, green taxation, banking regulation and priorities for European politics.

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Derivatives
"U.S. Can’t Go It Alone on Derivatives" – Article

25/06/2013

Over the past five years, the European Union and the U.S. have developed separate, new regulatory regimes for derivatives, aimed at protecting our financial systems, economies and taxpayers from a repeat of the 2008 crisis. The next challenge is to use those reforms as the foundation for a single, global framework. Article by Michel Barnier, Bloomberg.

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