Ahir, en l’últim ple de la legislatura, el Parlament Europeu va aprovar un nou mecanisme per a que els bancs siguin els primers de responsabilitzar-se dels seus errors.
Crec que és una de les mesures més importants que s’han pres. En aquest sentit, té efectes en quatre àmbits elementals: 1) Prevenció, que permet detectar riscos greus en el sector bancari; 2) Actuació, habilitant les eines necessàries per donar resposta a aquests riscos; 3) Rendició de comptes, fent que els bancs assumeixin plenament la seva responsabilitat pels seus errors; i 4) Protecció, dels estalviadors davant l’especulació i les fallides bancàries.
Us deixo el comunicat de premsa del Grup S&D:
Banks to be first in line to pay for their own mistakes
The European Parliament, with the support of S&D Euro MPs, today gave the green light to a package of measures which will put in place the essential building blocks to establish a banking union.
S&D Group leader Hannes Swoboda said:
“Just 13 years after the introduction of the Euro, today we established the foundations necessary for a functioning common currency and banking sector.”
“The EU will be better equipped to face a crisis in the banking sector.”
“It is a success for the Socialists and Democrats – who have been at the forefront of the negotiations – for the European Parliament and for the citizens of Europe.”
During the negotiations – led by the S&Ds – the European Parliament transformed a weak deal between governments into a real victory for savers and taxpayers. It was crucial to ensure that taxpayers’ money is no longer the first option to deal with a bank in trouble.
“The system will be more European and efficient, with less risk of political interference.””
S&D Euro MP Elisa Ferreira, the European Parliament’s negotiator on banking union, stressed:
“The banking union will give the eurozone a way to detect fire risks in the banking sector and the tools to put out the flames in case fire breaks out. The European system will be designed so that taxpayers’ money is protected by making sure banks will be the first in line to pay for their own mistakes.”
“It will also protect depositors against speculation and banking failure. In 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the EU did not have that kind of power so €4,500 billion of public money was injected to rescue the European banking sector.”
“In the last five years, the Socialists and Democrats have worked tirelessly so that Europe could learn the lessons of the financial, economic and social crisis. We have worked very hard to put a stop to the excesses of banks through sound and efficient regulations.”
“Achieving the banking union will help Europe get out of the crisis by preventing the irresponsible behaviour of an unregulated banking sector and the excessive costs paid by citizens.”