Dienstag, 22. Juni 2010

Call for a Finance Watch

Eine Gruppe von EU-Abgeordneten hat einen Aufruf gestartet, in dem sie zur Bildung von NGOs im Bereich Finanzwesen aufrufen, um einen Gegenpol zum Informations- und Meinungsbildungsmonopol der Finanzindustrie zu bilden (Hintergrundbericht dazu aus der FTD):
"[...] There is nothing extraordinary if [...; financial] companies make their point of view known and have discussions on a regular basis with legislators. But it seems to us that the asymmetry between the power of this lobbying activity and the lack of counter-expertise poses a danger to democracy. Indeed, this lobbying activity should be balanced by that of others. [...]
As European elected officials in charge of financial and banking regulations, we therefore call on civil society (NGOs, trade unions, academic researchers, think-tanks...) to organize to create one (or more) non-governmental organization(s) capable of developing a counter-expertise on activities carried out on financial markets by the major operators (banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, etc ...) and to convey effectively this analysis to the media. [...]"
Ich denke hier sind auch bestehende Forschungseinrichtungen angesprochen, vorhandene Expertise besser in den politischen Beratungsprozess einzubringen.

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