Preston finance board should have strictest membership rules, chairman says

Eurozone finance head questions Brussels power bid over banks

The appearance is there. Were a special group. The Preston Board of Finance should have membership critieria stricter than other town boards because of its budget-shaping powers, Chairman Gerald Grabarek said Tuesday. The Board of Finance should have its own guidelines, he said during a board meeting at Town Hall. The board on Tuesday asked its attorney, Michael Collins, to begin developing membership and communications policies.

But it has since become clear that Cyprus has indeed become a form of model, signaling the shift in emphasis away from taxpayer-funded bailouts to large haircuts for investors, a change intended to encourage more responsible banking, punish excessive risk-taking and curb the casino capitalism of international finance. Critics say the policy shift may simply deter investment in the fragile periphery and promote a rush to eurozone safe havens, such as Germany, the real driver of the policy U-turn articulated by Dijsselbloem. He conceded that the Cyprus experiment was a gamble and that governments and the media anticipated a negative reaction in the markets because of the losses being inflicted on investors. “It had a shock effect,” he said. “But it was very short.

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