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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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10 Principles for a Sustainable Recovery

On 2 October 2020, Finance Watch published a briefing paper to help legislators strengthen the proposed Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), which makes up the core of the EU’s EUR 750bn Next Generation EU (NGEU) plan.
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Policy brief: Debt sustainability and a sustainable Covid recovery

Overcoming the dilemma between debt and environmental sustainability in the discussions over a post Covid-19 recovery package. As EU heads of state and government discuss a Covid recovery package, Finance Watch publishes a briefing note calling for a coherent economic approach that promotes a green recovery and avoids budget orthodoxies that could be self-defeating in today’s circumstances.

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