European Commission Priorities for the Financial Sector in 2016

IIEA25th January 20161min
John Berrigan outlined the European Commission's policy priorities for financial services in 2016, focusing on completing Banking Union, building the Capital Markets Union (e.g. fintech, crowdfunding, infrastructure funds etc.) and the efficiency of the financial-sector regulation adopted in response to the crisis.

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About the Speech:  John Berrigan outlined the European Commission’s policy priorities for financial services in 2016, focusing on completing Banking Union, building the Capital Markets Union (e.g. fintech, crowdfunding, infrastructure funds etc.) and the efficiency of the financial-sector regulation adopted in response to the crisis.

About the Speaker:   John Berrigan is currently the Deputy Director General in the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) of the European Commission. He joined the Commission in the mid-1980s and has worked on financial sector issues first in DG ECFIN and now in DG FISMA. In the mid-1990s, he worked for several years with the International Monetary Fund. He was European Commission Mission Chief for Portugal from July 2013 to November 2014 in the context of the recent economic assistance programme and has contributed to financial-sector aspects of the assistance programmes for other Member States.