24 Mar 2014

Europe’s Ungainly Banking Revolution

Daniel Gros

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In assessing the compromise agreement reached on March 20th on how to deal with banks in difficulty in the eurozone, Daniel Gros finds that the Single Resolution Fund represents an awkward step in the right direction in that it leaves as many problems unresolved as it addresses. But the end result is likely to be quite strong, because it establishes a key innovation: a common fund that effectively mutualises much of the risk resulting from bank failures.

Daniel Gros is Director of CEPS. A shorter version of this commentary was originally published by Project Syndicate on 7 February 2014.