Commissioner Barnier visits the United States
Commissioner Barnier is on a two-day visit to the United States, to discuss with his American counterparts the state of play of the implementation of G20 commitments in the area of financial regulation.
He will discuss measures to strengthen global financial markets, and present the EU's views on international financial reform. While there are differences in US and European responses to the crisis, Commissioner Barnier sees it as essential that both act together on financial regulation.
During his visit, Commissioner Barnier will meet with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Schapiro, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair Gary Gensler. Commissioner Barnier will also meet with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and address the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on 'Restoring Stability and Growth in Europe.'