EU Commission's Dombrovskis opens Retail Banking Conference

Calls upon banks to put liquidity to a productive use

​​​BARCELONA, Spain, 20 March 2015 – After a welcome word of ESBG President François Pérol, the 2015 ESBG Retail Banking Conference was opened by Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis. ​

In his speech, Mr. Dombrovskis called upon banks to put liquidity to a productive use, in other words to invest in the real economy. He pointed to the Investment Plan for Europe as a tool to mitigate risk, especially for long term infrastructure projects. 

>> Read the full speech of Vice President Dombrovskis​

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