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Guest contributions by the members of the Executive Board

Here you find guest contributions by the members of the Executive Board to national and international newspapers.

Blockchain - Is this the end of the (banking) world as we know it?

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret in the Handelsblatt on 26 April 2016.

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Money and morality

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret in the Handelsblatt on 18 March 2016.
Andreas Dombret proposes that a suitable environment must be created for ethical conduct.

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Europe at the crossroads

Guest contribution by François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France, and Jens Weidmann, President of the Bundesbank published in Le Monde and in Süddeutschen Zeitung on 8 February 2016.

In a joint guest article, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann and the Governor of the Banque de France, François Villeroy de Galhau, have proposed fundamental reforms in Europe to enhance prosperity and stability. They argue that stronger European integration appears to be the straightforward solution to restore confidence in the euro area. However, if policymakers shy away from a fully-fledged union, individual national responsibility would have to be reinforced with stronger rules.

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The Eurosystem's monetary policy purchase programmes in 2015: implementation and market impact

Guest contribution by Dr Joachim Nagel to Zeitschrift für das gesamte Kreditwesen 3/2016.
The Eurosystem has been buying euro-area government bonds and other securities since January 2015 as part of an accommodative monetary policy strategy that will boost its holdings to roughly €1.5 trillion by March 2017. Writing in a guest article, Bundesbank Executive Board member Joachim Nagel warns that finding the right time to exit this loose monetary policy isn't a matter that should be put off indefinitely.

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Dombret proposes principles of good conduct in banking

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret in "The Banker" on 20 January 2016.
In the opinion of Bundesbank Executive Board Member Andreas Dombret, regaining the public’s trust is of paramount importance for banks. In an opinion piece for the financial affairs journal The Banker, he sets out four principles of good conduct that financial institutions should implement.

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"The crisis is not over"

Guest contribution by Dr Jens Weidmann published in the Wirtschaftswoche on 23 December 2015
Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has called on euro-area countries to consolidate their budgets in 2016. He believes that low interest rates are currently convincing a large number of countries that they can shoulder even higher levels of debt. "Public budgets will face the real acid test when interest rates start to lift off again".

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European deposit insurance scheme: well-intentioned but altogether premature

Guest article by Dr Andreas Dombret in the Handelsblatt on 21 December 2015 on the European deposit insurance scheme.

Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret believes it is too early for a common European deposit insurance scheme. "Key conditions for this European project are not even met right now,"

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Supervisors to focus on organised cybercrime

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung on 31 August 2015.
Dangers from the internet can lead to the technical breakdown of banks´ and savings banks’ payments transactions. "Some industry experts think that a lack of cybersecurity will even be one possible cause of a future financial crisis,". Financial institutions and consumers should be aware of these risks.

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Personally liable partners more tightly bound to "their" bank

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret marking the 425th anniversary of Berenberg bank published in the Börsen-Zeitung on 2015-09-01.

In a stable financial system, liability and control must be in balance.

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Commentary on the institutional framework of monetary union

Guest contribution by Dr Jens Weidmann published in FOCUS on 14 August 2015
Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann has called on policy makers to make a clear policy decision between requiring greater individual national responsibility under the current Maastricht framework and taking the step towards political union. He warns of the negative effects of an overly tentative approach to deepening integration.

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Cornerstone for capital markets union

Guest contribution by Carl-Ludwig Thiele published in the Börsen-Zeitung on 2015-06-23.
In an article in the German business daily Börsen-Zeitung, Bundesbank Executive Board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele showcases the advantages of the new European securities settlement service, TARGET2-Securities (T2S). He admonishes German banks to acquire the proper technology so that they can survive amid European competition.

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"Global markets need global rules of conduct"

Guest contribution by Dr Andreas Dombret published in the Handelsblatt on 2015-06-17
Global markets need global rules of conduct.

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Europe needs more capital

Guest article by Bundesbank Deputy President Professor Claudia Buch in the Handelsblatt on 26 May 2015: More capital!
Claudia Buch underlines the benefits of a European capital markets union.

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