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Non-performing loans : the Commission is on the wrong track

Image from La Dépèche, by José Navarro, published on 23/06/2010 EU Commission initiative on credit servicers, credit purchasers and the recovery of collateral 2018/0063 COD Bringing the share of non-performing loans (NPL) down to below 5% of total bank assets is a key legacy task of the 2007/8 financial crisis. In several EU countries, the [...]

By | April 16th, 2018|Non classé|Comments Off on Non-performing loans : the Commission is on the wrong track

Ethical and sustainable finance

Many readers will know that the European Commission has launched a “European Financial Reform Agenda”. In that framework, an expert group issued a first interim report in July 2017, and a second report is expected this month, December 2017: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/170713-sustainable-finance-report_en.pdf What is sustainable finance? The interim report suggests an attractive definition: “sustainable finance refers to [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Hot Topics, Reading Room|Comments Off on Ethical and sustainable finance

UK Financial Regulation and the challenge of Brexit

Robert Shotton December 2017 The UK Trades Union Congress (TUC) has published an “Economic and Social Audit of the “City” - the UK's financial sector, authored by Mick McAteer. It asks whether the City, which is so central to the UK economy, is working effectively to support the real economy, and more particularly, for the [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Hot Topics, Reading Room|Comments Off on UK Financial Regulation and the challenge of Brexit

REGISTER NOW! Big data and fintech: a solution to financial exclusion?

Big data and fintech: a solution to financial exclusion? Conference 17th October 2017, Brussels, co-organised by BEUC-ECRI-EFIN Place du Congrès, 1 – 1000 Brussels The conference will explore, from the perspective of financial inclusion, the potential risks and benefits of big data and fintech for citizens. The underlying question is whether regulators should take action [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Events, Hot Topics, We Disseminate|Comments Off on REGISTER NOW! Big data and fintech: a solution to financial exclusion?

Unsatisfactory President JUNCKER’S State of the Union Address 2017

Inclusive Europe, where are you ? A short wording check of President Juncker's address shows how poor and empty the social vision of Europe is. End of the introduction, ones can read " Now is the time to build a more united, stronger and more democratic Europe for 2025." Well well, nice idea, but no [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Hot Topics, Non classé, Reading Room|Comments Off on Unsatisfactory President JUNCKER’S State of the Union Address 2017

EaSI Technical Assistance Call

If your institution is a microcredit provider (greenfield microfinance institution, non-bank microcredit provider, guarantee granting institution on a licensed bank) operating in one of the 28 EU Member States, Albania, FYROM, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia or Turkey, you can apply as soon as possible for the 2nd EaSI Technical Assistance Call, no later than May [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on EaSI Technical Assistance Call

Towards a cashless society

The march towards a cashless society continues, in part because of public initiatives to combat the financing of terrorism, money laundering and tax evasion, in part because of the spread of new electronic facilities for payment. Many EU countries have already introduced restrictions on payments in cash, as this analysis shows: http://www.europe-consommateurs.eu/fileadmin/.../Limit_for_cash_payments_in_EU.pdf Now Greece is [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on Towards a cashless society

Retail Financial Services – EU follow-up

Retail Financial Services. On the 10 October 2016, the European Parliament adopted a report and recommendations for action following the Green Paper on Retail Financial services published by the Commission on 10 December 2015. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+REPORT+A8-2016-0294+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=fr Three observations in that report can be highlighted: - there should be a simple “safe financial products” framework introduced across [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|A migrer - biblio, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Retail Financial Services – EU follow-up

European Pillar of Social Rights

European Pillar of Social Rights Detailed proposals to build a European Pillar of Social Rights are expected by March 2017. A Social Summit on “Fair Jobs and Growth” is scheduled in Gothenburg on the 17 November 2017, during the Swedish Presidency of the EU. The aim is to put social priorities at the top of [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Hot Topics|Comments Off on European Pillar of Social Rights

A conference on a European Pillar of Social Right

A conference on a European Pillar of Social Rights took place in Brussels on the 23 January 2017. How can change in the world of work be combined with better social outcomes – for example, decent job opportunities, more people in work, enough income to have a reasonable quality of life, social protection during job [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Events|Comments Off on A conference on a European Pillar of Social Right