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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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Report – Transition Planning for Insurers: A supervisory tool to improve climate risk resilience


Speech at the Public Hearing on Brexit and its potential impact for Lower Saxony

Hanover, 3 May 2018 – Statement by Prof. Rainer Lenz, Board director at Finance Watch at the Public Hearing of the Ausschuss für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten und Regionale Entwicklung des Niedersächsischen Landtages...