Europe needs new action now

Brussels, 23/11/2011

However, our economies, our jobs, our social systems and indeed our single currency itself continue to be pushed to the brink of collapse by irrational financial market speculation. The situation is urgent and we cannot afford to wait for the outcome of a Green paper. The ETUC therefore calls upon the European Central Bank (ECB) to act right now and do what any other well-respected central bank around the world would do: Stop the madness of financial speculation and contagion by confronting the markets with a wall of finance and liquidity.