SEMINAR / MEETING Region: Brussels

The Banking Union and the EU Single Market - opportunity or threat?

The Banking Union is seen as a part in solving the eurozone’s debt crisis by reducing the link between banks and individual member states as well as a mean to reverse the trend of fragmentation of the financial markets in Europe. A first step, the single supervisory mechanism, is on its way and the architecture of a common resolution system and deposit guarantee scheme is now taking shape.

Will this deliver the intended results? What will this mean for companies and banks on the in- or outside? For EUs role in international finance? Does the fact that several member states are opting out mean that a two-speed financial market is unavoidable? What role can or should non-euro states play in these arrangements?

The seminar will be held at the European Parliament on February 27 from 13.00-14.30, in the meeting room 6Q1. Before the seminar a lighter lunch will be served at 12.30 just outside the room. The number of possible participants is limited and we will give prioritiy to those who register early.

Speakers at the seminar include:

MEP Sven Giegold (Green), rapporteur EBA supervision

MEP Gunnar Hökmark (EPP), rapporteur Bank Resolution Framework

MEP Olle Schmidt (ALDE), member ECON committee,

Rym Ayadi, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS

Michael Collins, Managing Director European Government Affairs, Citibank


Göran Färm, Chairman of SPN, Brussels

Jonas Berggren, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Brussels Office

Date and time

  • Wednesday 27 February 2013, kl. 13:00 – 14:30


the European Parliament, meeting room 6Q1, Bryssel