12 Jul 2013

What’s wrong with Europe’s banks?

Daniel Gros

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In offering his diagnosis of Europe’s ailing banking sector, Daniel Gros finds that it is undercapitalised, too large and populated by too many players without a viable long-term business model. In his view, it is the combination of the last two factors that is the most worrying and he warns that any major problem could overburden public budgets, making the sector, with total liabilities over 250% of GDP, possibly  “too big to be saved”.

Daniel Gros is Director of CEPS.