Other news - July 2011
Banks have been at the centre of the financial crisis the global economy is facing since 2008. Lessons have been drawn from this and mistakes of the past should not repeat themselves. This is why the European Commission has brought forward today proposals to change the behaviour of the 8000 banks that operate in Europe. Europe is the first in the world to start the implementation of its G20 commitments in this matter.
Today's Recommendation from the European Commission on access to a basic payment account will promote financial and social inclusion for consumers across Europe.
"I want to ensure that Europeans can seize the opportunities offered by the internet. It is important for me to hear the views of all stakeholders concerned – creators, performers, producers, distributors and consumers"...
Today, the Commission services launch a consultation on possible European measures to support social businesses through private investment funds.