Inequalities, pollution, democracy: Finance has a huge impact on our daily life. We must ask ourselves: What should be the purpose of finance? How can citizens take control?Discover more
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Policy & Regulation
Our research and advocacy work aims at providing policy makers and civil society with technical arguments for defending the public interest in the debates around finance and financial regulation.Discover more
Report – The debts we need: Reinforcing Debt Sustainability with Future-Oriented Fiscal Rules
Misinformed fear about financial markets and debt sustainability has clouded the debate on Europe’s new fiscal rules. This report unveils interactions between European financial markets and sovereign debt and proposes...
What is Finance Watch?
To face collective challenges such as climate change and rising inequalities, we need the positive power of finance to be put at our service.
This is what Finance Watch is all about.
The plan: collective action for the EU election The Reset Finance Agenda aims at bringing CSOs, academics and campaigners together under a single vision and a set of policy reforms...
Access to cash is a basic financial right (cartoon)
Cash is universal, non-discriminatory and available to all. What’s more, it’s simple to use and grants anonymity and privacy to EU citizens. When it comes to cash versus digital payments,...
Europe must harmonise its patchwork of transition plan requirements (infographic)
Transition plan requirements feature in several EU laws under discussion. Policymakers should harmonize these overlapping rules into a single, consistent requirement for all financial institutions to avoid legal uncertainty and...