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Brussels blog by some wire service journalists

EU Commission proposes centralized bank rules


BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive branch proposed Wednesday a system of centralized banking regulations that would ensure that taxpayers would never again have to bail out ailing banks whose collapse would threaten the wider economy.


Under the European Commission proposal, banks that posed no systemic risk to the national or international economy would simply be allowed to fail. But those whose failure would pose too grave a threat to the stability of financial markets would be propped up in part by having unsecured creditors of the bank, such as bondholders and shareholders, take losses rather than having taxpayers give the institution rescue money.

“We don’t want taxpayers to have to pay,” said Michel Barnier, the European commissioner responsible for the internal market, as he outlined the proposals in Brussels on Wednesday. “We’re going to break the link between banking crises and public budgets.”


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