Talking Europe

Eurozone crisis: Why does Europe need a banking union?

The EU's so-called banking union was supposed to be up and running this year. But differences between Brussels, the ECB and Germany over the way forward for a new banking authority have slowed progress to a crawl. Is there room for compromise before a critical EU summit later this month? And why does the eurozone so badly need a banking union?

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Our guests:

  • Pablo ZALBA BIDEGAIN, Spanish MEP, European People's Party;
    Vice-Chair, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs;
  • Frank ENGEL, Luxembourg MEP, European People's Party;
  • Tim KING, Editor, European Voice.

    Watch the second part

    Programme produced and prepared by Mary Colombel 

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