More taxpayers’ money for the banks

Within 24 hours, after the European Sting published on Thursday an article entitled, “Fair completion rules and the law of gravity don’t apply to banks”, and the responsible EU Commissioner Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC blessed as legitimate the rescue of the Dutch bank and insurance company SNS REAAL by the country’s exchequer with […]

‘Free state aid’ for imprudent banks

Over the past few years the Commission’s approval for government rescue of imprudent banks, under the EU state aid rules, has become a cliché. As if those rules do not exist, when it comes to banks. On every other state aid case granted by national governments to the private sector, the Commission remains adamant and […]