Blogs

Commission ambition meets UK experience

Author: 
4 Mar 2016
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Region: 
UK

London always likes to think it is a step ahead of Brussels. In electricity generation policy it may just be. EU Energy and Climate Change Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete has just given a speech to the European Electricity Regulatory Forum in Florence on completing the internal market for electricity in Europe. He set out both an ambitious and pro-market program, calling for the need for “price signals for investment in adequate capacity or demand response”. So far, so anglo saxon. 

The ghost of Paul Volcker: is “too big to fail” returning to centre stage?

Author: 
22 Feb 2016
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK,
Americas

Global regulator the Financial Stability Board is at pains to cast banking reform in 2016 as an implementation exercise, not a policy-making one. But the ghost of Paul Volcker lives on in the US as the question of ending ‘too big to fail’ returns to the fore.