Five years after the collapse of Lehmans: what the EU has done to learn the lessons from the crisis, and what still needs to be done

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On 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, bringing down the house of straw on which our financial system had been built. Five years on, we’re still not out of the woods. But we have done a lot to create the conditions in which Europe can grow once more. Commissioner Barnier explains what the EU has accomplished since 2008 to put the European financial sector back on its feet.