Press conference by Michel Barnier, Member of the EC, on access to basic bank accounts
Michel Barnier, Member of the EC in charge of Internal Market and Services, gave a press conference on the EC recommendation on access to a basic payment account, which will promote financial and social inclusion for consumers across Europe. The Commission invited Member States to ensure that such accounts become available at a reasonable charge to consumers, regardless of their country of residence in the EU or their financial situation. It will assess the situation in one year's time and propose any further measures as necessary, including legislative measures.
Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont Personalities: Michel Barnier