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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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14 PUBLICATIONS

Report

“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?”
Speech

Evidence to ECON Committee hearing on Bank Structure Reform

2 December 2014 – Evidence to a hearing at the European Parliament’s ECON Committee on Bank Structural Reform, by Finance Watch’s Senior Policy Analyst, Paulina Przewoska.
Open letter

Bank reforms will help lift Europe’s struggling economy

Sir, The lobbying efforts against the EU’s proposal for structural reform of its largest banks are back to front (“Banks press Brussels to ditch reforms”, November 24).
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the public consultation on the Europe 2020 strategy

Open letter

Open letter to Michel Barnier on completion of his mandate

Open letter from Finance Watch’s Acting Secretary General, Benoît Lallemand, to Michel Barnier, the outgoing European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, on the completion of Mr Barnier’s mandate.
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.
Consultation response

Finance Watch response to the public consultation on stakeholder consultation guidelines

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:
Position paper

Over indebtedness in Bulgaria – Overview – 2014

[This page was originally published on www.fininc.eu. To learn more about the transfer of EFIN’s activities to Finance Watch, read our press release]
Policy brief

Finance Watch Policy Brief “Structural reform to refocus banks on the real economy”

Therefore the Commission’s proposed Regulation should be on top of the Council and new Parliament’s agenda.” Finance Watch Policy Brief “Structural reform to refocus banks on the real economy”(pdf, 10 pages)
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