The Centre for European Studies (CES) is the think Tank of the European Peoples Party(EPP), of which Fine Gael in Ireland forms a part.
2. Much remained to be done fill the gaps in banking regulation on either side of the Atlantic. Accounting standards still diverged. There was no agreement globally on what to do about banks that had been allowed to become “too big to fail.”
3. Europe’s business is still too reliant on banks as a source of funds,
4. Climate change will have its first and most dramatic effect in Africa, from which come so many of Europe’s refugees , partly because they cannot live with effects of climate change. Food price increases had ignited the Arab spring
5. Financial Markets should not be seen as the ultimate arbiters of everything that is worthwhile. They are fallible and volatile in their opinions because they have the “heart of a rabbit, the legs of a hare, and the memory of a elephant”!