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Date: 24/01/2017 - 24/01/2017
Location: Brussels, Belgium

​​​​​​​​ESBG Proportionality Workshop

ESBG will convene policy makers and stakeholders on 24 January for a workshop that provides insights on proportionality and how it could be further applied into EU law. 

Proportionality and better regulation

With the publication of the Commission’s capital and resolution package on 23 November, proportionality has been acknowledged as being a common thread throughout legislative proposals. Savings and retail banks see the need for it to be even further applied from a regulatory and supervisory standpoint. ESBG argues that proportionate banking rules should account for factors such as an institution’s size, business model and interconnectedness, whilst following the principle of subsidiarity as set out in the Treaty on the European Union. Much participant debate is expected on these criteria and how best to weave them into EU law.
​​Savings and retail banks and the need for proportionality
Locally focused savings and retail banks represented by ESBG – the European Savings and Retail Banking Group – have long called for proportionality as a way to achieve better regulation. Better regulation allows financial institutions to carry out their daily activities, such as SME lending, under a stable regulatory framework which increases the strength of the European banking sector. 

>> Learn more: ESBG position on proportionality