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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

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Public hearing on the EU’s Macro-prudential Policy

Finance Watch Secretary General, Christophe Nijdam, spoke on a panel at the European Commission’s Public hearing on the EU’s Macro-prudential Policy in Brussels, 07 November 2016
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Speech at the EP Public hearing on Securitisation

Finance Watch’s Secretary General Christophe Nijdam made a statement on the Public hearing on Securitisation, organised by the Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee at the European Parliament, on 13 June 2016.
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Speech at the EC public hearing on the Call for Evidence – A review of the EU regulatory framework for financial services

Finance Watch’s Secretary General, Christophe Nijdam, gave a speech at the European Commission’s public hearing on the Public hearing on the “Call for Evidence on the EU regulatory framework for financial services – understanding the interactions and cumulative impact of legislation” on 17 May 2016. Download the opening statement (pdf) Watch the video of Christophe Nijdam’s speech (15 minutes): Key points: The financial crisis was caused by too little regulation, not too much. There is no trade-off between economic growth and financial stability. It is too soon to review regulation that has not been fully implemented. Prudential reforms have not delivered economic and financial stability or clear and simple rules, or restored trust, for example: Tier 1 bank capital is too complex...
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Speech at the EC public hearing on the Green Paper on retail financial services

Finance Watch’s Secretary General, Christophe Nijdam, gave a speech at the European Commission’s public hearing on the Green Paper on retail financial services on 2 March 2016. Download the programme of the hearing (pdf) Watch the video of the hearing:
Open letter

Need for sustainable prosperity comes first

Letter to the Financial Times, 15 October 2015
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Statement at ECON hearing on Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Regulation

Finance Watch’s Secretary General, Christophe Nijdam, was invited to speak at the European Parliament’s ECON Committee public hearing on “Stocktaking and challenges of the EU Financial Services Regulation: impact and the way forward towards a more efficient and effective EU framework for Financial Regulation and a Capital Markets Union”.

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