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Financial and Banking Regulation and Supervision within the EU

Published Online: 23 Oct 2013
Volume & Issue: Volume 3 (2013) - Issue 2 (October 2013)
Page range: 17 - 37
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2674-4619
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2228-0596
First Published
18 Jun 2013
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The European Union (EU) has faced not only the international financial crisis, but also the European banking and the sovereign debt crisis. A lack of efficient regulations and supervision were a serious cause of recent developments. As a reaction, the EU finally implemented a framework covering both micro- and macro-prudential policies. Measures such as the new capital requirements, the deposit guarantee schemes, the green paper on shadow banking and, most importantly, the new approach for a macro-prudential supervision are headed towards crisis prevention. However, the challenge is to define regulations enhancing financial stability, which, at the same time, do not prevent institutions from generating reasonable financial risks and do not reduce growth. In that regard, the presented measures still have deficits which have to be faced. Furthermore, coordination between various authorities and the European Commission remains another challenge.

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