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Conference - EU Financial Markets: East Meets West

Start date

Friday, 16 Nov 2018, 09:00

End date

Friday, 16 Nov 2018, 17:00

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The European Research Centre for Economic Governance (EURO-CEFG) of the Universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam and the Centre for European Economic Law and Governance at the University of Wroclaw organise, together with the University of Warsaw, the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI), the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Bruegel invite for a high-level conference in Warsaw (Poland) on 16 November 2018 on 'EU Financial Markets: East meets West'. As a keynote speaker, Dr. Elke König, Chair of the Single Resolution Board (SRB), will open the conference that deals with how EU financial market regulation impacts the Central Eastern European Member States differently than the Western European ones. This conference brings together high-level experts from academia, from regulators and from banks coming from the West and from the East to discuss differences and similarities of financial markets in the East and the West and their needs for regulation.

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The European Union’s expansions of 2004 and 2007 brought about extension of the single market for financial services to the countries of the Central and Eastern European Union (CEEU). As a result, the financial institutions established in the CEEU region are today subject to the same EU regulatory framework as their western European counterparts. Many also belong to the same groups that dominate the western financial landscape. This, however, did not obliterate the differences in the development of financial services and in the roles played by the financial institutions in the western and the eastern part of the EU

On the one hand, the western EU countries have been politically consolidated as a single currency area whose resilience was put to a severe test when the 2008 financial crisis revealed the excessive links between the area’s banks and sovereigns, and exposed the limitations of ‘home country control’ in financial supervision. This resulted in the political impulse for the establishment of a stronger regu­latory framework for banking, known as the Banking Union, presently comprising the Single Supervisory Mecha­nism (SSM) and the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM).

On the other hand, the smaller but more resilient financial sectors of the CEEU countries have proved able to cushion, rather than exacerbate, the global macroeconomic shocks of the past decade. Subsidiaries of the euro area banking groups operating in the region were less burdened by the unsound business practices that plagued their western parents. Moreover, relatively small proportion of banking assets to national GDPs of the CEEU countries allowed to limit the ‘too big to fail’ problem. Nevertheless, specific regulatory issues, such as gaps in anti-money laundering compliance, negatively affected the perception of some financial operators in the region. In addition, while smaller CEEU economies gradually joined the euro area, the larger countries of the region remained outside, and therefore outside the Banking Union. This exposes the cross-border banking groups operating in these countries to persistent exchange rate risks and home-host supervisory issues.

The European Research Centre for Economic Governance of the Universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam and the Centre for European Economic Law and Governance at the University of Wroclaw organise,  together with the University of Warsaw, the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI), the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Bruegel organise a high-level conference in Warsaw on 'Banking and Financial Regulation in the East and the West'. The conferen­ce will discuss in four panels with speakers from supervisors, policymakers and academia from Eastern and Western Europe the following topics;

  • Regional differences in financial intermediation: the eastern and western EU
  • The euro area and its neighbours – links and prospects for the financial sector
  • Social utility of the financial system:  the role of regulation and supervision
  • Capital Markets Union: EU-wide capital market or regional consolidation?

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  • Friday, 16 November 2018

    9:00 – Welcome Address

    Prof. UWr. dr. hab. Dariusz Adamski,
    University of Wrocław
    Centre for European Economic Law and Governance

    9: 10 – Introductory Notes

    Paweł Samecki
    Member of the Management Board
    Narodowy Bank Polski

    9.30 – Keynote Speech

    Dr. Elke König
    Chair of the Single Resolution Board (SRB)

    10:00 – Panel 1

    Regional Differences in Financial Intermediation:
    the Eastern and Western EU

    11:40 – Panel 2

    The Euro Area and Its Neighbours: Links and Prospects for the Financial Sector

    13.40 – Panel 3

    Social Utility of the Financial System: the Role of Regulation and Supervision

    15.20 – Panel 4

    Capital Markets Union:
    EU-wide Capital Market or Regional Consolidation?

    Introduction and Moderation
    Tomáš Nidetzký
    Board Member
    Česká národní banka

    Introduction and Moderation
    Dr. Olga Szczepańska
    Narodowy Bank Polski, Department of Financial Stability

    Introduction and Moderation
    Dr. Anna Gardella
    European Banking Authority (EBA), Banking Markets, Innovation and Products Unit

    Introduction and Moderation
    Dr. Jakub Michalik
    European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

    Panelists

    Andrzej Banasiak
    Polish Bank Association – tbc

    Willem Pieter De Groen
    Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

    Prof. Dr. Christos V. Gortsos
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

    10.40 – Discussion

    11.20 – Coffee

    Panelists

    Dr. René Repasi
    EURO-CEFG
    Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Nina Stoyanova
    Deputy Governor
    Bulgarian National Bank

    Nicolas Véron
    Bruegel, Brussels

    12.20 – Discussion

    13.00 – Lunch

    Panelists

    Prof. UWr. dr. hab. Dariusz Adamski
    University of Wrocław

    Prof. Dr. Jens-Hinrich Binder
    Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

    Prof. Dr. Kleis W.H. Broekhuizen
    Erasmus University Rotterdam

    14.20 – Discussion

    15.00 – Coffee

    Panelists

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Haentjens
    Leiden University

    Jacek Kubas
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),
    Local Capital Markets

    Dr. Diego Valiante
    DG FISMA
    European Commission – tbc

    16.00 – Discussion

     

    16.40 – Concluding Words

    Prof. Dr. Fabian Amtenbrink
    Scientific Director EURO-CEFG
    Erasmus University Rotterdam

    17.00 – End of the conference

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