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16 May 2017Consultation
Finance Watch has responded to the European Commission's Public consultation on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs).
The Commission sought views among other things, on the operations of the ESAs and on their ability to protect the public interest by contributing to the short, medium and long-term stability and effectiveness of the financial system for the benefit of the Union economy and its citizens.
16 May 2017Report
This briefing from seven civil society groups (E3G, WWF, CDSB, CDP, ShareAction, ClientEarth, and Finance Watch) sets out six actions that the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) should undertake, as part of its mandate to protect investors and avert financial instability, to facilitate the integration and management of climate and wider sustainability risks in financial markets. The actions proposed are based on ESMA’s existing powers and on areas of its existing mandate. The briefing mainly focuses on ESMA but also touches upon the duties and roles of the other European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs).
25 April 2017Speech
Finance Watch's Christian Stiefmüller spoke on a panel at the European Parliament's ECON Committee Public Hearing “Updating CRR, CRD, BRRD and SRMR: the new banking legislation package” on 25 April 2017
18 April 2017Report
Brussels, 18 April 2017 - Finance Watch has published its Annual Report to stakeholders for 2016.
18 April 2017Speech
Opening statement by Giulia Porino, Membership, Outreach and Expertise Coordinator at Finance Watch, at the High-level Event on SDG Financing Lab on 18 April 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
4 April 2017Report
This new report from six civil society groups (WWF, E3G, Finance Watch, Friends of the Earth Europe, ShareAction and actionaid) recommends ways to integrate sustainability goals in the Capital Markets Union, in response to the Commission’s mid-term review of the CMU.
17 March 2017Consultation
Finance Watch today submitted its response to the European Commission’s Public consultation on the Capital Markets Union (CMU) mid-term review 2017.
15 March 2017Consultation
Finance Watch today submitted its response to the European Commission’s public consultation on a multilateral reform of investment dispute resolution.
5 December 2016Report
report investigates the numerous ways in which the public is blocked from participating in
influencing the activities of banks and from representing its own interests in banking.
9 November 2016Report
This note provides Finance Watch’s assessment of the proposals of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision figuring in the “Fundamental Review of the Trading Book”
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