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Europe's banks under supervision

The ECB will take over the supervision of the Eurozone's most important banks at the start of November. The stress test was aimed at revealing how healthy Europe's system-relevant banks are. Will the ECB make Europe's financial system more secure?

Kauppalehti - Finland | Tuesday, 28. October 2014

Banks not to blame for economic crisis

After the publication of the European Central Bank's stress test there have been calls for banks to ease restrictions on granting loans. But neither the state of its banks nor the lacking availability of loans are the real problems in the Eurozone, the business paper Kauppalehti believes: » more

Naftemporiki - Greece | Monday, 27. October 2014

Results give Athens leeway

Three Greek banks failed the ECB's stress test, although one has already been able to close its equity gap since the test day. All told there are only four systemically important banks left in Greece. The conservative daily Naftemporiki nevertheless believes the results give the government in Athens the necessary political tailwind: » more

La Stampa - Italy | Monday, 27. October 2014

State bank bailouts rewarded

Italy came off worst in the ECB's stress test: » more

El Mundo - Spain | Monday, 27. October 2014

Spanish banks must start lending

Almost all the Spanish banks achieved good results in the stress test. But now they need to start lending again, the conservative daily El Mundo urges: » more

Tages-Anzeiger - Switzerland | Monday, 27. October 2014

ECB has passed its own stress test

The ECB's bank stress test has been a successful rehearsal for the banking union, the daily Tages-Anzeiger comments: » more

The Malta Independent - Malta | Sunday, 5. October 2014

Europe's banks still not immune to crisis

The US's economic output grew considerably more than that of the Eurozone in the second quarter of this year. The Eurozone is lagging behind because the EU hasn't managed to reform its ailing bank system, columnist Alfred Mifsud comments in the liberal-conservative daily The Malta Independent: » more

El País - Spain | Tuesday, 19. November 2013

Equal rights for all on bank stress tests

The planned stress test for Europe's banks is to be more stringent than the previous ones, European Banking Authority chief Andrea Enria announced on Monday. However the selection of the institutes that are to be subjected to the test is unfair and risky, the left-liberal daily El País complains: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Friday, 25. October 2013

Bank stress test causes nothing but stress

The ECB wants to subject the 128 largest European banks to another stress test as the first step in launching the banking union. This would be a hopeless undertaking, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore complains: » more

Deutschlandfunk - Germany | Wednesday, 16. October 2013

Europe remains at odds over banking union

The European Central Bank will in future act as a central monitoring body for the 130 biggest financial institutes in the EU. The EU finance ministers agreed on this first important step towards a banking union on Tuesday in Luxembourg. But a basic conflict remains unresolved, the public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk contends: » more

Hospodářské noviny - Czech Republic | Monday, 18. July 2011

Stress tests expensive and pointless

The stress tests for banks are hardly a good way to calm the financial markets, writes the business paper Hospodářské noviny: » more


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