When is enough, enough?

NFU News 2013-02-27NFU News DEBATE: Paradoxically, in the same breath as top management presents end-year results with surging profits, they too announce the need to continue to cut costs by firing a substantial number of staff. What’s the logic? Some of the biggest,...

Hands off our wages!

NFU News NFU News STATEMENT. While the Commission tries to take command over national wage developments, NFU battles for the Nordic model. In other words: keep your hands off our wages! Time and time again, the EU Commission attempts to enforce wage-regulating...

Huge dividends – but to whom?

NFU News NFU News SWEDEN. Who should receive the profit? Here is an idea: Those who bring it. The biggest banks in Sweden have in 2012 together earned 67 000 million SEK, approximately 7 800 million euro. Over 50 percent of these, or 39 000 million SEK, is dividend...

Bank separation a reality in Autumn 2013?

NFU News NFU News BANK SEPARATION. Commissioner Barnier, Head of the Commission’s DG Internal Market, announced last week that he will push on with making the proposals in the Liikanen report on separating banks’ retail and trading parts a reality. Through a...