Financial Stability in the Euro Area

15-01-2020

Risks to financial stability in the euro area appear to be contained for the time being, but could be substantial in the longer run. The European financial system is still not crisis-proof. We argue that a deposit insurance schemes are not a good option to increase overall financial stability and higher equity ratios for banks are the appropriate approach to make the financial system safer. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Risks to financial stability in the euro area appear to be contained for the time being, but could be substantial in the longer run. The European financial system is still not crisis-proof. We argue that a deposit insurance schemes are not a good option to increase overall financial stability and higher equity ratios for banks are the appropriate approach to make the financial system safer. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Auteur externe

Salomon FIEDLER, Klaus-Jürgen GERN