The European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum facilitates and strengthens the exchange of information on financial services and Europe’s financial markets between the financial industry and Members of the European Parliament.
Burkhard Balz MEP, Chair
“The regulatory map in financial services is subject to a substantial renewal in order to address the lessons learnt from the financial and debt crisis. New legislation has already been put in place, several legislative procedures are underway and some are in preparation. Further progress is necessary, including the aim to ensure coherence and consistency of the different layers of legislation. The European Parliament is a driving force in strengthening financial regulation and supervisory competences to safeguard financial stability and to enhance consumer protection. The EPFSF is a well-recognised platform for a constructive exchange of views between participants from the European Institutions and representatives of the different financial services sectors and stakeholder organisations. As Chairman of the EPFSF I am looking forward to a successful continuation of this dialogue. MEPs and interested parties are welcome to join and to read about the EPFSF activities.”
Peter De Proft, Chair
“Against the backdrop of an ever changing regulatory landscape, the invaluable role of the EPFSF, and the forum for exchange and debate that it provides, has become increasingly apparent. The new European Parliament has a full agenda, and will not fall short of new upcoming initiatives, many of which will be legislative. It is vital that we continue to encourage cooperation, and the exchange of knowledge and expertise, synonymous with the work of the Forum. As Chair of the EPFSF Financial Industry Committee, I am committed to maintain the constructive and useful dialogue between MEPs and the financial industry as a whole. By providing the platform for exchanges of views between key industry stakeholders and European politicians, we will work hard to ensure an invaluable contribution to the high quality structures, standards and practices that will drive the future of the financial industry.”