European Commission drags Belgium to Court of Justice …

Theme image Photo: Shutterstock The European Commission is taking Belgium to the Court of Justice because our country has still not fully transposed an important directive against money laundering into national law. She requests the Court to provide for financial sanctions. Member States were supposed to implement the fourth money laundering directive by June 2017, […]

Dax & dates in the daily stock exchange report

Düsseldorf The Dax started the new stock market half year with losses, but the leading German index is expected to be more friendly again on Thursday morning. On off-exchange trading platforms, the Frankfurt stock exchange barometer is around 0.8 percent up. The corona crisis in the USA is returning with full force: In the US […]

Schäuble probably implements the implementation of the Karlsruhe ECB judgment

Wolfgang Schäuble The President of the Bundestag wants to implement the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court. (Photo: dpa) Berlin Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble has made the judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court on the bond purchases of the European Central Bank (ECB) a top priority, according to the “Süddeutscher Zeitung”. The CDU politician had […]

“We cannot repeat the mistakes of the financial crisis”

According to information from EU circles, it will be even more formidable than the Franco-German proposal: the governments in Paris and Berlin this week called for a debt-financed EU fund with a volume of EUR 500 billion to cushion the economic consequences of the pandemic in the EU . The Federal Government believes that the […]

ECB President Lagarde demands obedience from the Bundesbank

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has reminded the Bundesbank of its obligation to comply with monetary policy decisions in the euro area. “Under the agreement, all national central banks must participate fully in the decisions and implementation of the monetary policy of the euro area,” Lagarde said in an interview with […]

ECB aims to increase women’s power in the central bank

Christine Lagarde First woman to head the European Central Bank. (Photo: AP) Frankfurt The ECB plans to increase the proportion of women among its employees significantly over the next few years. New, multi-year targets aim to achieve a more balanced gender balance in the central bank, as the ECB announced in Frankfurt on Thursday. “We […]

DGB calls for binding regulations on working time recording

Berlin The corona virus has changed the world of work. Whoever can, sits in the home office and uses the possibilities of flexible working hours to reconcile family and work in the crisis as well as possible. But many workers are also noticing how work and leisure time are becoming increasingly blurred. Working hours should […]

Company pension: Federal government wants to close the protection gap

German Bundestag Legislators want to do more to protect occupational pensions. (Photo: imago images / imagebroker) Berlin The Federal Government wants to better secure benefits from the company pension in the future. If an employer becomes insolvent, the Pensions-Sicherheit-Verein (PSV) should, under certain conditions, take over the payment of the company pension that the employer […]

Constitutional judge defends ECB ruling against criticism

ECB bond purchase program Peter Huber (left), judge of the Second Senate at the Federal Constitutional Court, at the pronouncement of judgment in Karlsruhe. (Photo: dpa) Karlsruhe Federal Constitutional Court judge Peter Huber has defended the judgment on the billion-dollar government bond purchases by the European Central Bank (ECB). “We received applause from the wrong […]

Von der Leyen is investigating proceedings against Germany

Brussels EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is considering an infringement procedure against Germany because of the recent constitutional court ruling on the European Central Bank. This emerges from a letter from the Leyens to the Green European politician Sven Giegold, which is available to the German Press Agency. The Federal Constitutional Court had […]