Objectives of the session
The objective of this session is to discuss the issues that the EU is facing in terms of sovereignty in the financial sector, the main areas where it may need to be enhanced and whether on-going policy initiatives are likely to reinforce the financial autonomy of the EU.
Since other sessions will discuss in further detail the possible enhancement of sovereignty in certain areas e.g. payments, technology…this session will address the broad concepts of sovereignty in the financial sector.
Points of discussion
Does the EU need to increase its financial sovereignty, if so for which reasons and what are the priorities? Can EU sovereignty be increased without reducing efficiency and competitiveness?
Are the current EU initiatives in the financial sector likely to reinforce the financial sovereignty of the EU? What more can be done and what are priorities from a policy standpoint?