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Public hearing on the mis-selling of financial products

ECON

On Tuesday 19 June from 11.00 to 12.30 the ECON committee held a hearing on the Mis-selling of financial products.

Speakers included Robert Ophèle , Chairman of the French Financial Markets Regulator (AMF) and Flavio Bongiovanni, Head of the Office for Supervision of Intermediaries, Networks and Financial Advisors at the Italian Companies and Exchange Commission (CONSOB). Better Finance will also be represented, by their President, Jella Benner-Heinacher, as well as the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), by Timothy Shakesby, Principal Expert on Financial Innovation in the Consumer Protection Department and the European Commission, by Tilman Lueder, Head of the Securities Markets unit


Public hearing on a definitive EU VAT system

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Public hearing on VAT Public hearing on VAT
Public Hearing on VAT: Towards a definitive EU VAT system © EP

On Tuesday 24 April from 14.30-16.00 the ECON committee will hold a hearing on the future EU definitive VAT system, in the context of the recent Commission proposals on the reform of the VAT system.

Speakers include Maria Elena Scoppio from DG TAXUD, Professor Rita de la Feria from University of Leeds, Ine Lejeune from Law Square, Kristian Koktvedgaard from BusinessEurope, and Gerhard Huemer from UEAPME. ECON rapporteurs are Tom Vandenkendelaere (VAT for SMEs), Tibor Szanyi (for VAT rates), Jeppe Kofod (for VAT Certified Taxable Persons), and Roberts Zīle (for VAT Administrative cooperation).


Public Hearing on the Review of the European System of Financial Supervision

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József Antall building, room JAN4Q2, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, Belgium
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On 27 February 2018 from 9.00 to 11.00 the ECON Committee has organised a Public Hearing on the Review of the European System of Financial Supervision.

The European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS), consisting of three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) - the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) - and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), was established in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

The review of the ESFS proposed by the Commission in September 2017 amends powers, governance and funding of the ESAs, governance of the ESRB and eight legislative acts in the financial markets area.

The purpose of this hearing was to receive information from stakeholders and experts on the impact and practical consequences of the proposed changes to the ESFS. Members have heard representatives of national regulators, academia and consumer protection organisations. Presentations were followed by a Q&A session with Members.


Public hearing on Sustainable Finance

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Public hearing on sustainable finance Public hearing on sustainable finance
Sustainable finance © EP

On Wednesday 21 February at 14h30 the ECON Committee has heard experts on the subject of sustainable finance.

Erik Usher, Head of the UNEP Finance Initiative, Emeritus Professor Michel Aglietta of CEPII and Dr. Joshua Ryan-Collins, senior associate of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), have addressed the committee. The hearing has taken place in the context of ECON's own-initiative Report on sustainable finance. Earlier this month Christian Thimann, the Chair of the High-Level Working Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG), has presented the final recommendations of the HLEG.


Public Hearing on Pan-European Personal Pension Product

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Paul-Henri Spaak, room 3C50
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On 21 November 2017 from 14.30 to 16.00 the ECON Committee has organised a Public Hearing on Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP).

The PEPP Regulation proposed by the Commission in June 2017 aims to encourage the development of voluntary individually funded pensions and to strengthen the Capital Markets Union by helping to channel more savings to long-term investments in the EU. The proposal is accompanied by the Commission recommendation on the tax treatment of personal pension products, including the PEPP.

The purpose of this hearing is to receive information from stakeholders and experts on impact and practical consequences of this Regulation, which would introduce a new concept at the European level. Firstly, Members will hear representatives of insurers, asset managers, academia, consumer protection organisations and pension funds. Presentations will be followed by Q&A session with Members.


Hearing on Common (Consolidated) Corporate Tax Base

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Paul-Henri Spaak, room 1A002, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, Belgium
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Poster CCCTB hearing © European Parliament

On 3 May 2017 the ECON Committee has organised a Public Hearing on Common (Consolidated) Corporate Tax Base and a follow-up of the TAXE/TAXE II committees’ demands.

The two legislative proposals - on a Common Corporate Tax Base (CCTB) and on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) - have a two-fold objective: to facilitate business within the internal market by subjecting taxpayers to a single rulebook and to make the system more robust and resilient to aggressive tax planning. In addition, the CCTB proposal includes incentives to help businesses to expand within the internal market. The CCCTB would enable a company to file only one tax return within the EU.
The purpose of this meeting was to hear the views of various stakeholders in view of preparing European Parliament's reports. The hearing was made of two panels. Firstly, Members heard business representatives and later on other stakeholders representing trade unions and an advocacy group. Presentations were followed by Q&A sessions with Members.
The hearing was webstreamed on the ECON website.


Public Hearing on Sovereign Investment Funds

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Hearing on updating CRR, CRD, BRRD and SRMR: the new banking legislation package

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Paul-Henri Spaak, room 1A002, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, Belgium
The new banking legislation package The new banking legislation package
Hearing on banking legislation © European Parliament

The ECON Committee organised on 25th April 2017 a public hearing on the new banking reform package published by the Commission in November 2016. The five legislative proposals are updating the capital requirements and resolution framework for banks also aiming at incorporating international agreed standards into the EU legislative framework.

The hearing was made of two panels, first European and national financial supervisory authorities and then stakeholders, representing various banking business models in Europe. Presentations were followed by Q&A sessions with Members.

Speakers included Andrea Enria, Chairperson, EBA; Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the SSM; Dominique Laboureix, Member of Board of the SRB; Erik Thedéen, Director General, Finansinspektionen Sweden; Elisa Ferreira, Member of the Board of Directors, Banco de Portugal; Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, Executive Member of the Board, German Savings Banks Association (DSGV); Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer of Société Générale and Chair of the EBF; Andreas Treichl, Chair of the Management Board of Erste Group Bank; Sabijn Timmers-Janssen, Chief Risk Officer at Triodos Bank; Christian Stiefmüller, Finance Watch.

The hearing was webstreamed on the ECON website.


Public hearing on recovery and the resolution of central counterparties

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Bruxelles
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The ECON Committee is organising on 22nd March a public hearing on the Commission proposal of November 2016 on the recovery and the resolution of central counterparties (CCPs). The hearing will be made of two panels, first authorities and then stakeholders (one CCP, one clearing member and one client of clearing member being represented). Presentations will be followed by Q&A sessions with MEPs.

The CCPs are entities authorised and supervised under EMIR, which has laid solid ground for the day-to-day supervision and risk management of CCPs and has given them more tasks and more obligations than ever before. Nevertheless, the risks of a CCP into recovery and possibly even resolution cannot be fully excluded and, under such a scenario, the stakes would be of systemic importance. Now on the table, the proposal provides a range of tools and incentives to anticipate a crisis and to address it efficiently if it ever materialises. The proposal also aims at reflecting the international discussions at the FSB and at the CPMI-IOSCO.


Hearing " FinTech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector"

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Brussels, Room PHS 1A002
Poster ECON hearing on FinTech Poster ECON hearing on FinTech
Poster ECON hearing on FinTech © EP

Confirmed speakers include : Claire CALMEJANE (Lloyds), Marcus LAUBE (Crossinx, speaking on behalf of European FinTech Alliance), Tanya KJAER (Klarna), Richard NASH (Paypal), Steven MAIJOOR (ESMA), Greg VAN ELSEN (BEUC), Jesse McWATERS (World Economic Forum (via videoconference)).

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