6th April 2010

Commission services issue an analysis of the main innovative financing options

The European Commission services published today a staff working document assessing the main sources of innovative financing under discussion. The analysis shows that for some of the instruments a "double dividend" of both raising revenues and improving market efficiency and stability could be reaped, in particular by putting a price on risk-taking in the financial sector and on carbon emissions. It also emphasises that global coordination will be essential for a successful implementation of most instruments of innovative financing. It shows, however, that actions at the EU level alone should not be discarded. [more]

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic