GUE/NGL Hearing: The ECB – Europe’s unelected government

Here we document the first part of a hearing, which was organized by the GEU/NGL group on the 14th of January in the European Parliament.

The emergence of new “unconventional” policy measures and alternatives

Presenter: MEP, Fabio De Masi, GUE/NGL

Norbert Häring, economist and journalist, initiator and member of shadow ECB council, co-founder and co-director of the World Economics Association, recipient of the Keynes Prize for Economic Writing 2014 of the Keynes Gesellschaft.

Harald Schumann, investigative journalist (Tagesspiegel), author of the documentaries “Staatsgeheimnis Bankenrettung” and “Troika – macht ohne Kontrolle”, concerning the European bank bail-outs and Troika interventions, respectively.

ECB involvement in crisis management in different countries

Presenter: MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis, GUE/NGL

Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin TD and party spokesperson on finance, member of the Irish Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis

Marica Frangakis, economist and member of the SYRIZA Political Secretariat; in charge of the economic policy department

Eric Toussaint, Spokesperson for the CADTM, Scientific coordinator of the Truth Committee on Greek Public Debt

For the full program and a the recorded livestream of all presentations please visit the documentation of the hearing on the GUE/NGL site.

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