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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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6 PUBLICATIONS

Consultation response

Consultation response on the Review of the Crisis Management and Deposit Insurance framework (CMDI)

Position paper

Three reforms to strengthen the Banking Union and the euro area

As a complement to a hearing held on 7 November 2019 by MEP Pedro Marques as rapporteur for the Banking Union Annual Report, Finance Watch published a technical brief on the financial architecture of the Euro Area.
Speech

Public hearing at ECON on the banking legislation package

Finance Watch Senior Policy Analyst 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.
Factsheet

Cheat sheet: What is Banking Union (SRM and SSM)?

Background; Actions of Finance Watch; Key risks; and our Publications on this dossier.
Policy brief

Finance Watch Policy Brief “Should precautionary recapitalisations make taxpayers nervous?”

This policy note looks at what could happen if the ECB’s comprehensive assessment reveals capital shortfalls at banks that cannot then raise funds on the market.
Position paper

Finance Watch note “Too-big-to-fail in the EU”

Finance Watch has published a note (pdf, 12 pages – this note also exists in German and in French) that provides an overview of the EU financial regulations (passed or still in discussion) related to the too-big-to-fail issue and an assessment of what remains to be done, in light of three major questions:

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