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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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Consultation response

Consultation responses: TPT guidance for the insurance sector

Report

Report – Finance in a hot house world

Climate risk is growing to disruptive levels throughout the financial system and the guardians of financial stability urgently need to adapt their tools to regain control. Finance Watch’s new report calls for economic models that do not mislead, scenario analyses that prepare the market, and a new prudential tool to address the build-up of systemic climate risk.
Consultation response

BCBS Core principles: the specificity of climate risk requires a precautionary approach (Consultation)

Policy brief

Policy brief – The Digital Euro: A Matter of Trust

In this policy brief, Finance Watch argues that for the Digital Euro project to be successful, the Digital Euro must be widely available to EU residents, be truly free of charge and easily accessible, as well as being built in a way that protects peoples’ privacy and personal data. The brief emphasises that while the Digital Euro can bring benefits to those living in the EU, it should not replace cash.
Consultation response

Consultation response: IAIS public consultation on ICP 17 regarding capital adequacy

Policy brief

Policy brief – Citizens are not the product

In this policy brief, Finance Watch outlines the improvements that need to be made to the EU Commission proposal on the open finance framework currently being discussed by the EU co-legislators to ensure increased data access and sharing benefits consumers rather than harming them.
Report

Report – The debts we need: Reinforcing Debt Sustainability with Future-Oriented Fiscal Rules

Misinformed fear about financial markets and debt sustainability has clouded the debate on Europe’s new fiscal rules. This report unveils interactions between European financial markets and sovereign debt and proposes reforms to the European economic governance framework that preserve debt sustainability and enable public investments crucial to Europe’s future.
Consultation response

Consultation response – “The CSRD delegated acts should better preserve the integrity of the EFRAG drafts”

Consultation response

Response to the ESAs consultation on the review of the SFDR delegated regulation

Open letter

Open letter – “Do not lose momentum on the Social Taxonomy”

On 26 June 2023, Finance Watch sent a joint letter to the European Commission along with a coalition of 12 platforms, associations, foundations, and social enterprises urging not to lose sight of the work to extend the current EU Taxonomy framework to include a social and human rights dimension.
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