IEU Euro & Finance Telegram 25 September 2019

Our telegram headlines today*: 


  • Sustainable finance: EU Council agrees position on a unified EU classification system +++ 
  • Finnish EU Presidency: EU member states reach consensus on classification of sustainable investments +++ 
  • Finance durable : la Commission accueille avec satisfaction l'accord des États membres sur l'établissement du premier système de classification des activités écologiquement durables +++ 
  • Die Grünen/EFA: Klassifizierung nachhaltiger Geldanlagen: Rat setzt  Zukunft grüner Finanzmärkte mit Atomkraft aufs Spiel +++ 
  • WKÖ: EU-Klassifizierungssystem für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften: Taxonomie sollte unter Einbeziehung aller betroffenen Industrien entwickelt werden und technologieneutral sein +++ 


  • Statement by the Eurogroup President on the candidates for the post of ECB executive board member +++ 
  • Sabine Lautenschläger resigns from ECB Board +++ 
  • ECB: Introductory remarks +++ 
  • EP: In-Depth Analysis - Draghi’s Term as ECB President and the Challenges Ahead +++ 
  • EP In-Depth Analysis - Challenges ahead for the European Central Bank: Navigating in the Dark? +++ 
  • EP In-Depth Analysis - Subdued Inflation, Targets and Monetary Policy Cooperation +++ 
  • Bruegel: Challenges ahead for the European Central Bank: Navigating in the dark? +++ 


  • Steven Maijoor - introductory remarks to the 2nd Roundtable on Euro Risk Free Rates


  • EBA consults on its proposals to create a STS framework for synthetic securitisation


  • Pensions Inadequacy: the high fees often charged by European Pension Providers prevent many EU Citizens from enjoying a decent retirement - Better Finance


  • Event: Financing the economy – Impacts of the new Basel banking standards


  • Latest publications by the BIS
  • Lael Brainard: Financial stability
  • Ravi Menon: Introducing Zhou Xiaochuan
  • Luis de Guindos: Measures to support monetary policy transmission through banks
  • Introductory remarks to the Committee on the Digital Agenda of the Deutscher Bundestag
  • Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour: Unlocking full potential of Islamic finance through sustainability
  • Victoria Cleland: Payments - a platform for innovation
  • Philip Lowe: An economic update
  • Haruhiko Kuroda: Japan's economy and monetary policy
  • Carlos da Silva Costa: Two decades with the euro - Portugal's perspective
  • Mahesh Kumar Jain: Regulatory and supervisory expectations on compliance function in banks
  • Claudia Buch: Evidence-based policy - progress and next steps


  • IMF Executive Board Selects Kristalina Georgieva as Managing Director
  • Statement by Kristalina Georgieva on Her Selection as IMF Managing Director


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