EC Presents Banking Reform Package

November 23, 2016

The European Commission (EC) is presenting a comprehensive package of reforms to further strengthen the resilience of EU banks. This proposal builds on existing EU banking rules and aims to complete the post-crisis regulatory agenda by making sure that the regulatory framework addresses any outstanding challenges to financial stability, while ensuring that banks can continue to support the real economy.

These proposals include the following key elements:

  1. Measures to increase the resilience of EU institutions and enhancing financial stability
  2. Measures to improve banks’ lending capacity to support the EU economy
  3. Measures to further facilitate the role of banks in achieving deeper and more liquid EU capital markets to support the creation of a Capital Markets Union

The proposals amend the following pieces of legislation:

Further details on each of the proposals can be found in the full press release.

Please also see the Q&A for more information.