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EU Priorities 2020 17-04-2013

Nilsson: Reforms have made Europe better than three years ago

Europe is better now than three years ago as the crisis has forced EU leaders towards further integration, Staffan Nilsson told EURACTIV at the end of his mandate as president of the European Economic and Social Committee.
Brexit 17-09-2008

Rasmussen: On a mission to regulate hedge funds

By supporting tighter regulation on hedge funds and private equity on 10 September, the European Parliament's Economic Committee may have signalled the end of an era for the financial sector. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, president of the Party of European Socialists, told EURACTIV why he thinks events have taken a new turn.
Euro & Finance 14-09-2007

‘We need joint responsibility and transparency in financial markets’

Stepping up cooperation among regulators and supervisors is one of the lessons to be drawn from the current financial turmoil, argues the IMF's European department division chief Jörg Decressin. Talking to EURACTIV in an interview, he outlines his views on improving transparency and supervision of financial markets, as well as the challenges ahead for retail financial services. To read a shortened version of this interview, please click here. Jörg Decressin is division chief at the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) European Department and advises the Eurogroup, the Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) on economic policy.
Euro & Finance 06-09-2007

Preparing Europe for a ‘major banking crisis’

The failure of a pan-European bank is inevitable due to continuous consolidation in the sector, argues Bruegel researcher Nicolas Véron. In an interview with EURACTIV, he proposes to adapt European stability arrangements with an EU-level prudential regime.  
Euro & Finance 26-07-2005

CEBS and the future of financial services: Interview with Freddy Van den Spiegel

In the news on financial services at the moment are the recent Commission Green Paper, the Capital Requirements Directive and the creation of a single market for financial services. One of the main actors in these important developments is the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS). EURACTIV spoke to Freddy Van den Spiegel, Chair of the CEBS consultative committee, about these issues and others.