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Together for a growing, more integrated Europe

Together for a growing, more integrated Europe

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BRUSSELS, 11 April 2019 ​  Together for a growing and more integrated Europe, a new memorandum released recently by ESBG, spells out the saving and retail banking association's position on a host of EU policy-related issues.

Designed for with policymakers and candidates alike, it touches on How to improve financing growth and sustainable development, financial stability, innovation and digitalisation, financial inclusion and educations as well as short piece on the importance of the 20th anniversary of the euro: the common currency of a strong Europe.

Europe and savings and retail banks are driven to help Europeans prosper. Just how is outlined in a recently recorded WSBI-ESBG Exchange podcast​ focuses on the memorandum, with an interview with ESBG's Sebastian Stodulka.

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Preface

>> Together for a growing and more integrated Europe 


​How to improve financing growth and sustainable development​ 

​>> Sustainable development: more than 'green"

>> SME financing: Capital Markets Union must be complementary to bank loans​

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Financial stability

>> Proportionality: Less risk must lead to less bureaucratic burdens​ 

>> Basel rules: Let’s adapt the Basel rules to EU specificities

>> Diversity: Customers of all kinds need a financial partner that fits

>> Anti-Money Laundering (AML): Enhanced cooperation between local regulators is the next step​

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Innovation and digitalisation

>> The need for an innovation-friendly level playing field ​​

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​Financial inclusion and financial education

>> Well-established activities need to be proceeded 


​The 20th anniversary of the euro ​

>> The common currency of a strong Europe 


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European Institutions; European Supervisory Authorities (EBA-ESMA); Proportionality; SME finance; Innovation; Innovation Hub; Sustainable Finance