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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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“A missed opportunity to revive “boring” finance?” – Position paper on long term financing, securitisation and securities financing

Finance Watch position paper on the European Commission’s long term financing initiative, focussing on securitisation and securities financing: “A missed opportunity to revive “boring” finance?”

Evidence at EPP Group Hearing on ELTIFs

Finance Watch contribution to the hearing on European Long Term Investment Funds, European Parliament. By Frédéric Hache, Senior Policy Analyst, Finance Watch.
Position paper

Finance Watch’s General Assessement of CRD IV bill

In May 2013, we took the occasion of a hearing at the Bundestag on the application of the Capital Requirement Directive in Germany (Umsetzung der EU-Richtlinie über den Zugang zur Tätigkeit von Kreditinstituten und deren Beaufsichtigung sowie die EU-Verordnung über die Aufsichtsanforderungen an Kreditinstitute, Drucksache 17/10974, CRD IV-Umsetzungsgesetz) to make a general assessment of CRD IV – the application of Basel 3 recommendations in European law. 

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