The banking union in practice

The banking union in practice

How does the banking union work in practice? In order to avoid a financial crisis like in the recent past, the banking union moves banking supervision to the European level. That’s the Single Supervisory Mechanism. As of November 2014, the European Central Bank is in charge of supervising all banks in the euro area, and […]

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Behind The Scenes: A State of the Union Sit-Down with President Obama

Behind The Scenes: A State of the Union Sit-Down with President Obama

(applause) The President: After the sixth time, I suspect that I’m a little more relaxed and a little better at it than I was the first time out. But you never get completely used to it. There’s a certain pageantry to it. Sergeant at Arms announces you, you’re walking down that aisle, and you’re reminded […]

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What is the banking union?

What is the banking union?

What is the banking union? The banking union is a fundamental change to the way banks are supervised in Europe. It ensures that the banking sector is safe and reliable. And that if problems occur banks can be resolved without using taxpayers money. That is what happened in the recent past, right? But how does […]

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BBC HARDtalk – Mikhail Gorbachev – President of the Soviet Union 1990-1991 (10/11/14)

BBC HARDtalk – Mikhail Gorbachev – President of the Soviet Union 1990-1991 (10/11/14)

western`style education for children in Nigeria. Time now for Hardtalk, with the former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Welcome to a special edition of HARDtalk from Berlin, with me Stephen Sackur. The city is currently marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, that extraordinary moment which dramatised the collapse of the communist […]

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#EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli

#EUArchives – Founding fathers of the European Union: Altiero Spinelli

Above all, we must keep on increasing Parliament’s level of overall involvement. That is why we are calling for a new parliamentary committee that whatever its title, would focus exclusively on this issue. In due course, it would produce interim reports, urging Parliament to choose between the various options put forward and to build as […]

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An Interview with Stephen Hopgood on the Endtimes of Human Rights

An Interview with Stephen Hopgood on the Endtimes of Human Rights

The convention of UN Human Rights has two or three elements. One is that there’s been a sort of progressive history towards more individual liberal freedoms. Some people date this back several thousand years, but mainly the revolutions of the 18th century, French and American revolutions, the anti-slave trade movement, and then up into the […]

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