Athens EUROFI meeting
The 'Combining resilience and growth' seminar between 31 March and 1 April 2014, organized by Eurofi in association with the Greek EU Presidency was open to a target audience of public and industry representatives of public and industry representatives from the authorities and financial industries faced with the finance sector's challenges of objectives for growth and financial stability in aiming for an effective European Banking Union.
On this occasion many key regulatory topics and projects on the agenda of the European Commission were discussed in the global context. More specifically, a session was also organized on the priorities of the new European Commission for the finance sector, and the ELTI Secretary-General Mr. Dominique de Crayencour contributed to the discussion.
The aim of this Seminar is to facilitate open and interactive discussions between public decision-makers and leaders of the financial industry on the major on-going reforms in the financial sector.
The challenges posed to the financial sector by growth and financial stability objectives and the project to move towards an effective European Banking Union will be the main focus of the seminar.
Many key regulatory topics and projects on the agenda of the EU Commission will be discussed on this occasion taking into account the global context: the long term financing of the EU economy (financial mechanisms to answer to needs of infrastructure projects as well as those of SMEs and midcaps including proposals to relaunch sound securitisation), E.U. Single Resolution Mechanism, the calibration of banking prudential requirements, Solvency 2 and global insurance regulations, market infrastructure regulations and the recovery and resolution of financial market infrastructures, systemic risk mitigation in the asset management sector, the challenges raised by collateral use and reuse, global consistency and cross-border implementation of financial regulations. A specific session will also be organized on the priorities for the forthcoming EU Commission in the financial area.