Bail-in ring-fences German taxpayers

MADRID | Being a policy issue prominently underlined in all main German parties’ manifestos, the full safeguard bank creditors have enjoyed under past bail-out schemes seems doomed in future.

BBVA wants to avoid surprises in Latin America

MADRID | BBVA Chairman Francisco González wants to eliminate all risks in Latin America and avoid the unpleasant situations his Spanish peers Repsol, REE, Iberdrola, Abertis or Aena had to put up with in the continent.

Should non-euro area countries join the SSM?

By Zsolt Darvas, Guntram B. Wolff | Bruegel Think Tank | Irrespective of the euro crisis, a European banking union makes sense, including for non-euro area countries, because of the extent of European Union financial integration. The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) is the first element of the banking union.

Risk immunity leads to banking abuse

MADRID | Any economy, save for a Soviet one, is run under the healthy guiding rule that smart decisions are rewarded and wretched ones get penalised by the market.

Europe should go for micro solutions

LONDON | If more than 99% of all European businesses are, in fact, small businesses that shape the true back-bone of the European economy, European governments are clearly missing the chance to generate at least a few millions of new jobs.