Other news - September 2010

Working together to strenghten the global financial system

28/09/2010

Joint statement by Commissioner Barnier and Gary Gensler, Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, on the financial reform agenda.

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European Parliament
Michel Barnier hails agreement on new European financial supervision

22/09/2010

At the beginning of next year, Europe will have a supervision model tailored to its needs and better capable to prevent future crises. This is the result of today's 'yes' vote at the European Parliament on the supervision package proposed by the Commission.

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Derivatives markets
Making financial markets safer and more transparent: new measures on derivatives, short selling and credit default swaps

15/09/2010

As part of its ongoing work in creating a sounder financial system, the European Commission has tabled a proposal for a regulation aimed at bringing more safety and more transparency to the over-the-counter derivatives markets. It has also adopted a proposal for a regulation on short-selling and credit default swaps (CDS).

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Braille
Commissioner Barnier welcomes agreement on greater access to books for the visually impaired

14/09/2010

Commissioner Barnier presided today over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on access to works for dyslexic or visually impaired readers.

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Michel Barnier
Financial reforms: it's decision time

07/09/2010

Statement of Commissioner Barnier following the ECOFIN Council of September 7th 2010.

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Michel Barnier
Commissioner Barnier welcomes the outcome of the trialogue to beef up oversight on financial institutions in Europe

02/09/2010

"This afternoon, we have reached a crucial milestone – we have reached a political consensus on the creation of European financial supervisory framework."

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