Banking structural reform (follow-up to the Liikanen report)
In February 2012, the Commission established a High-level Expert Group to examine possible reforms to the structure of the EU's banking sector. In agreement with President Barroso, Commissioner Barnier appointed Erkki Liikanen - Governor of the Bank of Finland and a former member of the European Commission – as the chairman.
The Group’s mandate was to determine whether, in addition to ongoing regulatory reforms, structural reforms of EU banks would strengthen financial stability and improve efficiency and consumer protection, and, if so, to make proposals as appropriate.
The Group started its work in February 2012 and presented its final report to the Commission on 2 October 2012.
The Commission is tasked with examining the possible reform options and their implications with a view to prepare a follow-up in the course of 2013.
Follow-up to the Liikanen report
17.05.2013 – Stakeholders meeting on Bank Structural Reform
On 17 May 2013, the European Commission organized a meeting on Bank Structural Reform in Brussels. This meeting provided a unique opportunity to hear the views of a range of stakeholders on the key issues relating to this subject.
16.05.2013 – Consultation: reforming the structure of the EU banking sector (closed)
Liikanen report (02.10.2012)