The Council of the European Union has published its conclusions on financial exit following its meeting on 16 March 2010.

In particular, the Council notes that concrete improvements have been registered in the functioning of financial markets, but also signs of fragility are still present in EU banks and bank lending and that the situation is far from normal. The Council also takes note of the fact that there are still problems in some parts of the banking sector which need to be addressed urgently by adequate restructuring.

View Council conclusions on financial exit, 16 March 2010