03 Mar 2016

Two weeks ago 34 monetary reform activists, from Iceland to South Africa, got together in Brussels for a training organised by Positive Money.  In 2013, Positive Money initiated the International Movement for Monetary Reform (IMMR) having realised there were groups across the world calling for sovereign money. In 2013, fifteen countries got involved. Three years later, twenty-four  co...

01 Mar 2016

The Federal Government of Switzerland has published a negative opinion on the citizens' initiative proposing to prohibit money creation by private banks. Last November it was announced that the Swiss campaign for monetary reform Modernising Money (MoMo) had collected 111,819 signatures to support a referendum on removing the ability of banks to create money. The Swiss Federal Counc...

06 Nov 2015

The Swiss population will be the first in the world to vote on their banking and monetary system, thanks to the tireless efforts of a pro-Sovereign Money campaign. This article was initially published on Positive Money's blog. The “Vollgeld Initiative” (Sovereign Money Initiative) has successfully managed to collect 100,000 signatures –  the number required to trigger a nationwide ...

22 Oct 2015

The Dutch parliament hosted a hearing with the instigators of a successful citizens' initiative on monetary reform. A preliminary step before a debate in plenary chamber. This article was originally published on Positive Money's blog. Thanks to Sylvie Jacobs for her contribution to this report. On January 2015, our Dutch member Ons Geld (Our Money) launched an initiative on the cre...

07 Oct 2015

Members of the Icelandic Parliament have submitted a motion to review Iceland’s monetary system and look at alternative monetary systems. This article was originally published on Positive Money's blog Last week, a resolution calling for the establishment of a special commission to “carry out a review of the arrangements of money creation in Iceland and to make recommendations for i...

02 Apr 2015

“Fundamental reform of the monetary system must be considered.” Says head of Iceland Parliament’s Committee for Economic Affairs. This article was originally published on Positive Money's blog Frosti Sigurjonsson, Member of the Parliament of Iceland and Chairman of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Trade, today published a report outlining the need for a fundamental reform o...