The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

EU bank levy idea is circular — and dangerous

By Reuters Staff
January 12, 2011

By Peter Thal Larsen and Neil Unmack
The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Breakingviews:

Geithner presents timely challenge for EU banks

May 26, 2010

Michel Barnier wants Europe to be better prepared for the next financial crisis. But the EU's financial market chief's plan for bank taxes seems to miss the point. Timothy Geithner's push for EU-wide stress tests raises questions of its own. But at least the U.S. Treasury Secretary has identified the core problem facing Europe's financial sector.