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#CapitalMarketsUnion and #BankingUnion – Commission Review stresses the importance of further integration 

#CapitalMarketsUnion and #BankingUnion – Commission Review stresses the importance of further integration 

| March 5, 2020

The European Commission has published the 2020 edition of the Annual European Financial Stability and Integration Review (EFSIR). This review examines recent economic and financial developments and their impact on financial stability and integration in the EU. In addition to financial sector developments, this year’s review combines different perspectives on the various structural changes that […]

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Banking on the next #FinancialCrisis

Banking on the next #FinancialCrisis

| July 24, 2019

A series of scandals and setbacks in the banking sector in Europe and elsewhere threaten to undermine public confidence in the industry. While there is considered little chance of an economic downturn on the scale of the 2008 banking crisis, there is concern that recent events in the sector could reverse efforts made to restore […]

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#BankingUnion – Parliament approves rules to reduce risks to EU banks and protect taxpayers

#BankingUnion – Parliament approves rules to reduce risks to EU banks and protect taxpayers

| April 19, 2019

 Parliament adopted a significant step towards reducing risks in the banking system and establishing the Banking Union, this week. The rules approved by Parliament and already informally agreed with member states, concern prudential requirements to make banks more resilient. This should help to boost the EU economy by increasing lending capacity and creating more liquid capital […]

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#BankingUnion – Reducing the risk of a new financial crisis

#BankingUnion – Reducing the risk of a new financial crisis

| April 12, 2019

More work is still needed to prevent future financial crises. Next week MEPs vote on plans to further reinforce the eurozone’s banking union. The global financial crisis sparked many new political initiatives aimed at preventing and containing future crises. In Europe, where it became a banking and sovereign debt crisis, it led among other things […]

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#BankingUnion: EU banks have improved their resilience, but profitability remains weak

#BankingUnion: EU banks have improved their resilience, but profitability remains weak

| January 9, 2019

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published its Risk Dashboard, which summarizes the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector using quantitative risk indicators. Together with the Risk Dashboard, the EBA published the results of its Risk Assessment Questionnaire, which includes the opinions of banks and market analysts on the risk outlook collected […]

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#SustainableFinance – Commission expert group calls for feedback on EU-wide classification system

#SustainableFinance – Commission expert group calls for feedback on EU-wide classification system

| December 11, 2018

The Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance set up by the Commission in July 2018 has launched a call for feedback on EU action to develop a unified EU-wide classification system – or taxonomy – for environmentally sustainable economic activities. The announcement stems from the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan that the Commission published in […]

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#BankingUnion – Finance ministers adopt measure to reduce risk, but fail to make progress on deposit insurance

#BankingUnion – Finance ministers adopt measure to reduce risk, but fail to make progress on deposit insurance

| December 5, 2018

The Council has taken a significant step towards strengthening the banking union. It endorsed the agreement achieved between the presidency and the Parliament on key measures of a comprehensive legislative package aimed at reducing risks in the EU banking sector. “Today we have taken a very important step towards completing the Banking Union. We are […]

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