European Finance Ministers Seek To Shield Tax Payers from Bank Collapses

The European Union will make a fresh attempt on Wednesday to share out the costs of future bank failures, starting a regime to spare taxpayers further bailouts and maintain momentum to integrate the bloc’s crisis response.

Finance ministers from the bloc’s 27 countries will gather on Wednesday evening for what will be tough talks, after the all-night negotiations in Luxembourg last weekend that broke down over a Franco-German split on how to impose losses.

France and Germany are split over how much leeway governments should have when applying EU rules that set out how shareholders, bondholders and depositors with more than 100,000 euros ($132,000) should share the burden of bank collapses.

Although there is no deadline for an agreement, ministers are meeting on the eve of an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels and are under pressure to show they are tackling Europe’s banking and public debt crisis.

via CNBC

This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.

Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency
trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
Alfonso Esparza