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This policy portal provides a public interest perspective on the issues at stake and ongoing legislative debates in the field of financial regulation.

As major rules for financial institutions are set at the EU rather than national level, EU legislators play the key role. Adequate rules are of crucial importance, as the size, complexity and influence of the financial system have reached unprecedented levels. Challenges like digitalisation or accelerating climate change need to be addressed too. There is a long way to go to make finance truly serve the economy and society.

 

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7 PUBLICATIONS

Position paper

Brexit: Preparing for a future UK-EU trade relationship

Finance Watch publishes new briefing note „Preparing for a future UK-EU trade relationship“
Report

Financial Regulation challenged by European Trade Policy

On 2 October 2018, the Veblen Institute and Finance Watch published a report on the impact of European trade policy on financial regulation.
Consultation response

Response to the EC’s public consultation on a multilateral reform of investment dispute resolution

Factsheet

Cheat sheet: What is TTIP?

Content: Background; Actions of Finance Watch; Key risks; and our Publications on this dossier.
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to consultation on modalities for investment protection and ISDS in TTIP

Speech

Speech at ECON hearing on TTIP and Financial Services Regulation

Finance Watch’s Secretary General, Thierry Philipponnat, gave evidence at the European Parliament’s ECON Committee public hearing on “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Financial Services Regulation”.
Open letter

Open letter to Commission on WTO rules and financial services

Open letter to EU Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, potential inconsistencies between WTO rules and the EU’s proposed financial reforms, co-signed by Finance Watch, BEUC, SOMO, EuroFinuse and the Financial Services User Group. Press release 27 September 2012

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