Are bank bailouts back on the EU agenda?

By Tyler Davies
17 Dec 2020

Market participants say there is a growing prospect of state aid for EU banks, after the European Commission drew attention to the rules around ‘precautionary recapitalisations’ again this week.

The Commission presented a new strategy on Wednesday, aimed a tackling a possible build-up in non-performing loans (NPLs) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Most of the EU’s focus was on improving NPL markets, reforming insolvency rules and supporting national asset management companies. 

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