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Mário Centeno, head / CEO / chairman of the Eurogroup.

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On the study of Transparency International, presented today, on the lack of transparency, accountability and Democratic control of the Eurogroup, the spokesperson for Alliance 90/the greens in the European Parliament, says Sven Giegold:

28-as-of-2018-Member States of the European Union (EU)
28-as-of-2018-Member States of the European Union (EU)

“The study by Transparency International puts its Finger on the wound of European democracy: the Eurogroup is the darkroom of the EU.

It is one of the biggest blemishes of European democracy that such an important body operates in such an intransparent manner and without European control.

The democratic deficits of the Eurogroup make the EU as a whole vulnerable to Democratic criticism.

Previous reforms of the Eurogroup are far too short.

In order to achieve accountability and control, the Eurogroup must be embedded in the EU’s institutional structure.

Instead of a national finance minister as president, the Eurogroup should be headed by the EU finance commissioner.

We need a euro finance minister, who is at the same time EU finance commissioner and Eurogroup chief.

We should reopen the debate on a euro-finance minister to the European elections.

The Eurogroup should be controlled by the European Parliament.

There must be public minutes of meetings of the Eurogroup.

If the Eurogroup does not remove its democratic deficits, it will make itself vulnerable and weakens itself again and again, especially in times of crisis.”

A study by Transparency International: https://transparency.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/TI-EU-Eurogroup-report.pdf

download backup mirror: TI-EU EuroGroup report – Transparency International transparency.eu global anti-corruption movement.pdf

German:

Mário Centeno, Chef/CEO/Vorsitzender der Eurogruppe.

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Zur heute vorgestellten Studie von Transparency International zu mangelnder Transparenz, Rechenschaftspflicht und demokratischer Kontrolle der Eurogruppe sagt der Sprecher von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen im Europäischen Parlament, Sven Giegold:

“Die Studie von Transparency International legt den Finger auf die Wunde der europäischen Demokratie: Die Eurogruppe ist die Dunkelkammer der EU. Es ist eines der größten Makel der europäischen Demokratie, dass ein so bedeutendes Gremium derart intransparent und ohne europäische Kontrolle arbeitet. Die demokratischen Defizite der Eurogruppe machen die EU insgesamt angreifbar für Demokratiekritik. Bisherige Reformschritte der Eurogruppe greifen deutlich zu kurz. Um Rechenschaftspflicht und Kontrolle zu erreichen, muss die Eurogruppe in das Institutionengefüge der EU eingebettet werden. Statt von einem nationalen Finanzminister als Präsidenten, sollte die Eurogruppe vom EU-Finanzkommissar geleitet werden. Wir brauchen einen Euro-Finanzminister, der gleichzeitig EU-Finanzkommissar und Eurogruppenchef ist. Die Debatte über einen Euro-Finanzminister sollten wir zu den Europawahlen erneut führen. Die Eurogruppe sollte vom Europaparlament kontrolliert werden. Es muss öffentliche Sitzungsprotokolle der Eurogruppe geben. Wenn die Eurogruppe ihre demokratische Defizite nicht aufhebt, macht sie sich gerade in Krisenzeiten immer wieder angreifbar und schwächt sich dadurch selbst.”

Studie von Transparency International: https://transparency.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/TI-EU-Eurogroup-report.pdf

Varoufakis-Leaks EuroGroup: The Liberal Establishment massively mishandled the Greek crisis

The minutes of the meetings of the Euro group include published!

(there are no minutes!)

Die Protokolle der Treffen der Euro-Gruppe gehören veröffentlicht!

(es wurden keine Angefertigt… ausser von Varoufakis)

The Eurogroup is not subject to European Law

Most people believe that the answer is: the Eurogroup. Indeed, it is in the Eurogroup where the crucial decisions are reached on which the present and future of Europe depend. Except that the Eurogroup does not exist in European law!1 Without written rules, or legal process, the Eurogroup makes important decisions that are subsequently rubber-stamped, without any serious debate, at the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin).2

src:

The Eurogroup Made Simple

Links:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro-Gruppe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurogroup

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1rio_Centeno

https://www.wsj.com/articles/portugals-mario-centeno-chosen-to-lead-eurozone-finance-ministers-1512407570

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WHAT HAPPENED?

Knee-length skirts, high heels and walking freely down the street: it's hard to believe that this was Kabul in June 1978. Browse through this gallery and see how dramatically women's dress in Afghanistan has changed over the years.
Knee-length skirts, high heels and walking freely down the street: it’s hard to believe that this was Kabul in June 1978. Browse through this gallery and see how dramatically women’s dress in Afghanistan has changed over the years. (src: CNN)

https://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/17/asia/afghanistan-womens-rights-program/index.html

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(mirror: same quality)

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Kevin Warsh

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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Axel A. Weber

Chairman, UBS Group and Chairman, Institute of International Finance (IIF)

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